Submitted by Thalia Williams on 01/31/2020
Nationally, there has been a significant increase in anxiety medication overdoses, including Xanax, Valium, and Ativan. Annually, about 70,000 children receive emergency care as a result of medication overdoses. According to a study published in the Clinical Toxicology Journal, there was a 54% increase in the number of cases of benzodiazepine overdoses among 12-18-year olds. What is even more alarming is that nearly half were intentional, whether it was to get high or to attempt suicide. Read more about More Teens Overdosing on Anxiety Medication
Submitted by Thalia Williams on 10/22/2019
Recently there has been a shocking amount of lung injuries and deaths due to e-cigarettes and vaping products. Vapes are commonly disguised to appear like a USB drive, which allows teens to sneak them into school discretely. Popular brands such as Juul, SMOK, Uwell, and Aspire are unaware of the long-term effects from smoking these products. E-cigarettes have been on the market for over a decade; however, it has not been until recent events that there has been a surge in illnesses and even deaths. Read more about What's Going on with Vaping Related Illnesses?
Submitted by Thalia Williams on 10/02/2019
Having a teenager can be challenging, especially in today’s busy world. In Arizona, the average age of first time drug use is 13 years old! We would like to take this time to educate parents on signs to look out for and what you can do if you suspect your child is using drugs. Every parent should be aware of their child’s uncommon behaviors and intervene immediately. Noticing drastic changes in their normal behavior can be a sign that your child might be using drugs or alcohol. Read more about If You Suspect Your Child Is Using – Get Help NOW