10 Signs Your Teen is Using Drugs

10 Signs Your Teen is Using Drugs

Raising a teenager is tough work and, despite your best efforts, there may come a day when you suspect that your teen is using drugs.  There are a number of reasons you may suspect your teen has a substance abuse problem.  Perhaps you read a disturbing text or overheard your teen having a conversation about drugs.  Whatever reason you may have for suspecting drug use, there are a few signs to watch for.

A Brief History of Crack Cocaine

A Brief History of Crack Cocaine

Made famous be media hysteria and inner city violence throughout the 1980s and 90s, crack is a fairly well known drug, at least in theory. Most people wouldn’t be able to tell much about it, other than it’s what the black kids do in Harlem and South LA. While those stereotypes proliferated in the past 30 years, the story is a little broader than that.

The Rise of Heroin

The Rise of Heroin

Heroin is one of the most well-known addiction drugs in the Western world and often conjures up retro stereotypes of dirty, unwashed needle freaks lying a dirty mattress in some abandoned building. Let’s veer away from the Hollywood/media version of Heroin addiction and take a look at some of the facts and history of the chemical compound known as Heroin.

Congress Gives Medical Marijuana the Greenlight

Congress Gives Medical Marijuana the Greenlight

While 32 states and Washington DC have now officially sanctioned a medical marijuana program, the Federal government has been reluctant to give any ground to the cause. That all changed this month when the President signed the 1,603-page Federal Spending Measure. The robust bill details how the 

US government will spend its money in coming years and amends a few laws, one of which is the use of Federal forces to police the pot industry. 

Smokers Turning to Vapor

Smokers Turning to Vapor

It’s been a few years since the first e-cigarettes starting to show up on convenience store and gas station shelves but the trend has caught on. The vapor scene has taken the country by storm with little vape shops popping up in cities and towns coast to coast. But what makes it so trendy? 

Different Types of Drinkers

Different Types of Drinkers

Alcohol has a different effect on each of us and prolonged alcohol consumption only exacerbates these effects across your entire character. Some people can handle alcohol, even when drinking excessively, because their drunken disposition doesn’t cause significant harm to themselves or those around them. Others, on the other hand, only become monsters when alcohol is introduced to the personality equation and these are the folks who must either not drink or remain exceedingly careful when they do. 

5 Ways to Resist Tobacco Cravings

5 Ways to Resist Tobacco Cravings

When you’re trying to quit smoking or chewing tobacco, the hardest part is resisting those powerful cravings. This urge is like a reflex and can often overpower your sense of self control. In order to help, here are 10 ways to help resist and fight these cravings so they don’t drag you down the path of relapse.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Is Vaping a Harmful Trend?

Is Vaping a Harmful Trend?

The Oxford English Dictionary declared the word of the year to be “Vape” as the popularity of e-cigarettes and vapor devices continues to rise. There are vape shops popping up in every neighborhood and websites are cashing in on ecommerce sales. There are supporters and critics on either side of the trend and some debate whether or not the habit is targeting teenagers.

Darkcoin the Preferred Currency for Online Drug Trade

Darkcoin the Preferred Currency for Online Drug Trade

By now most people in the world are familiar with Bitcoin, the digital crypto-currency that serves as an alternative currency for digital financial transactions. Although still plagued with privacy issues and a few notable heists, Bitcoin is still going strong and used all over the web, including in-app purchases and smartphone “wallets.” But a new rival crypto-currency came on the scene in April of this year that may give Bitcoin a run for its digital money.

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