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Teen narrowly escapes death after smoking synthetic marijuana

My heart goes out to this family and other individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by drugs and alcohol. A common mistake parents make is minimizing adolescent marijuana use, as if it is “just marijuana.” Statistics show that early use of drugs and/or alcohol increases the odds of becoming an addict/alcoholic. Parental attitudes about drug use has a huge impact on whether or not kids use and continue to use drugs and/or alcohol.  If you know your child is a regular user, get them assessed by an addictions professional. Get them and the family into counseling. Educate yourself about adolescent addiction signs and symptoms. Start with the information at this link to a National Institute on Drug Abuse informational brochure.

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What is a Synthetic Drug?

Read this article from The Fix to get informed about Synthetic Drugs like Bath Salts and Spice I don’t think they will go away any time soon and they can have very negative effects on the brain.

“Violent headaches, paranoia, disturbed vision and impaired decision-making can all be effects of bath salts. But you can also catch a mild ride, and come out of the evening without a scratch. Are they safe? Yes and No. Maybe.” —TheFix.com