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Can cocaine hurt me?

It’s not unusual for people to feel confused about taking drugs. You might be feeling pressure from your friends or classmates, or you might be curious about what using cocaine would be like. While movies, music, and T.V. shows can make cocaine seem cool, fun, or even glamorous, there are also many negative side effects to cocaine use. Cocaine can…

How addicting is meth?

Thanks for writing in! Amphetamine encompasses various drugs, but you will find methamphetamine is more commonly researched, talked about, and prevalent. Amphetamine is the parent drug of a family of psychostimulants, which speed up the messages going to and from the brain. Some street names for amphetamines include “uppers,” “bennies,” “black beauties,” and “diet pills.” Amphetamines usually come in powder,…

What is hepatitis C? Should I get tested?

My parents told me I needed to get tested for hepatitis C because I used IV drugs in the past and have some home piercings and tattoos. What is it exactly? Hepatitis C is a contagious infection that affects your liver that can cause liver cancer or liver failure if it’s not treated. Hepatitis C is spread mostly through contact with…

I was wondering if you could get drunk drinking mouthwash?

Question: Hi there! I was wondering if you could get drunk drinking mouthwash. This is a great question. Yes, you can get drunk on mouthwash, but there can be serious risk of drinking mouthwash, these could be organ failure or death. The alcohol contained in mouthwash is denatured, meaning it has been doctored with chemicals to make it taste bad.…

Is vaping good for a 12 year old?

Is vaping good for a 12 year old? No. Vaping or JUULing are not good for anyone, especially someone the age of 12. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, the same highly addictive drug in cigarettes. Some can even contain as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes! The danger with e-cig’s is that they can be viewed as harmless…

Is vaping good for a 12 year old?

Is vaping good for a 12 year old? No. Vaping or JUULing are not good for anyone, especially someone the age of 12. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, the same highly addictive drug in cigarettes. Some can even contain as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes! The danger with e-cig’s is that they can be viewed as harmless…

How should I help my friend stop smoking?

What a great friend you are! The good news is that people can stop smoking even though it may be hard. Cold turkey – means quitting all together Slow but Steady – slowly cutting down until you’re no longer smoking Support Groups – are especially helpful for teens. Check with your local hospital, or tribal clinic Check out TeensHealth for…

Why is caffeine a drug?

Why is caffeine a drug? Good question! Caffeine is considered an addictive substance, which is why it is categorized as a drug. The way it works Caffeine works as a stimulant and psychoactive drug. As a stimulant, it impairs your nervous system by blocking something called your adenosine receptors, which are the things that help prompt you to sleep. In…

Is weed really bad?

Is weed really bad? If some people can use it for medicine and it’s effects are not as bad as most other recreational drugs, why does it have such a negative rep? This is a complicated question. I will try to break this down in a few ways. Is weed really bad? In a previous post we answer the question…

What should I do about summer parties?

Dear Auntie, it seems like there’s a party every other day during the summer. What should I do? It can definitely seem like all that’s going on in the summers are parties, but there are a couple things to keep in mind: There are a lot of other scenes happening at the same time too Most times social media is…
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