A-Z Teen Health Glossary

Meth Use Among Teens Continues to Be a Problem

    Methamphetamine became a problem in the 1980’s in Oregon. At that time, the use of the drug was identified as being an epidemic, just as heroin and prescription drug use is seen as a national epidemic today. Beginning in the 1980’s, Interstate 5, a highway that runs north/south from Mexico up through the…

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Symptoms of Teen Substance Abuse

It’s commonly known that teens are vulnerable to drug use. It’s a time of experimentation, curiosity, and sometimes confusion. For this reason, some teens might try drugs, and sadly, others might develop a drug addiction.   Furthermore, teens tend to rely more on the part of the brain, known as the amygdala, that handles emotions;…

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