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Did Your Teen Try Mephedrone At The Last Party?

May 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Spare a thought for the parents of Cassi Vaicekonis who were forced to bury their daughter shortly after her 20th birthday. As the media details the drug-infused horror of her final night, the inquest into her death revealed she was taking ecstasy tablets at the age of 16. She was in rehab by [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Anxiety · Drugs

Giving Drugs A Glamour Makeover On Film

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Above: author of Twelve, Nick McDonell
Next year’s movie du jour for your teenager will undoubtedly be Twelve.
Starring Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford in the lead role as the drug-dealing prep school dropout White Mike, behind-the-scenes images of the usually clean-cut star in ‘messed-up’ mode are already doing the rounds of teenage fan sites, such as [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Drugs · Heroes · Media · sex

Drug Testing Your Child

June 12th, 2009 · No Comments

American parents have jumped on the anti-drug bandwagon with such fervour that they are taking matters into their own hands. Hair Follicle Drug Testing has become so commonplace there that you can buy a kit over the internet.
If there is a suspicion that their child is taking drugs, they can simply pluck a hair from [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Alcohol · Drugs · Technology

Would You Spot An Ecstasy Tablet In Your Teenager’s Bag?

March 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Quiz: MDMA (Ecstasy)

I’ve been told there is no greater nightmare for parents than discovering that your teenager is using drugs. One of the most common of the party drugs, accessible to teenagers, is ecstasy.
Would you know an ecstasy tablet if you stumbled across it in your teen’s room, bag, pocket?
Knowledge is power. Take this quick [...]

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Tags: Drugs