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CDC: Prescription drug abuse in America is an 'epidemic' - WBTV

CDC: Prescription drug abuse in America is an 'epidemic' - WBTV | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
CDC: Prescription drug abuse in America is an 'epidemic' WBTV Since 2009, the collation has collected over 2 million doses of unused prescription drugs, keeping the drugs out of hands they don't belong to.
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Great information for all ages, but this goes to show drugs can be accessible at home as we'll as on the streets.
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Teen Use of Ecstasy – a Lot of Kids at Risk of Chemical Injury ...

Teen Use of Ecstasy – a Lot of Kids at Risk of Chemical Injury ... | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
Thanks and kudos to the Partnership for Drug Free Kids for their many informative articles on what is occurring in our so-called war on drugs. Today they report on findings of teen use of ecstasy, a designer drug that has sent ...
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DrugFacts: MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly) | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

DrugFacts: MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly) | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), popularly known as ecstasy or, more recently, as Molly, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that has similarities to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. It produces feelings of increased energy, euphoria, emotional warmth and empathy toward others, and distortions in sensory and time perception.
MDMA was initially popular among White adolescents and young adults in the nightclub scene or at “raves” (long dance parties), but the drug now affects a broader range of users and ethnicities.

How Is MDMA Abused?
MDMA is taken orally, usually as a capsule or tablet. The popular term Molly (slang for “molecular”) refers to the pure crystalline powder form of MDMA, usually sold in capsules. The drug’s effects last approximately 3 to 6 hours, although it is not uncommon for users to take a second dose of the drug as the effects of the first dose begin to fade. It is commonly taken in combination with other drugs. For example some urban gay and bisexual men report using MDMA as part of a multiple-drug experience that includes cocaine, GHB, methamphetamine, ketamine, and the erectile-dysfunction drug sildenafil (Viagra).

How Does MDMA Affect the Brain?
MDMA acts by increasing the activity of three neurotransmitters, serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. The emotional and pro-social effects of MDMA are likely caused directly or indirectly by the release of large amounts of serotonin, which influences mood (as well as other functions such as appetite and sleep). Serotonin also triggers the re-lease of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin, which play important roles in love, trust, sexual arousal, and other social experiences. This may account for the characteristic feelings of emotional closeness and empathy produced by the drug; studies in both rats and humans have shown that MDMA raises the levels of these hormones.
The surge of serotonin caused by taking MDMA depletes the brain of this important chemical, however, causing negative after effects - including confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug craving, and anxiety — that may occur soon after taking the drug or during the days or even weeks thereafter.
Some heavy MDMA users experience long-lasting confusion, depression, sleep abnormalities, and problems with attention and memory, although it is possible that some of these effects may be due to the use of other drugs in combination with MDMA (especially marijuana).


Is MDMA Addictive?
Research thus far on MDMA’s addictive properties has shown varying results, but we do know that some users report symptoms of dependence, including continued use despite knowledge of physical or psychological harm, tolerance (or diminished response), and withdrawal effects.
The neurotransmitter systems targeted by MDMA are the same as those targeted by other addictive drugs. Experiments have shown that animals will self-administer MDMA—an important indicator of a drug’s abuse potential—although the degree of self-administration is less than some other drugs of abuse such as cocaine.


What Are Other Health Effects of MDMA?
MDMA can have many of the same physical effects as other stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines. These include increases in heart rate and blood pressure, which are particularly risky for people with circulatory problems or heart disease. MDMA users may experience other symptoms such as muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, faintness, and chills or sweating.
In high doses, MDMA can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate temperature. On rare but unpredictable occasions, this can lead to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), which can result in liver, kidney, or cardiovascular system failure or even death. MDMA can interfere with its own metabolism (breakdown within the body), causing potentially harmful levels to build up in the body if it is taken repeatedly within short periods of time.
Compounding the risks is the fact that ecstasy tablets and even capsules of supposedly pure “Molly” sometimes actually contain other drugs instead or in addition. Those may include ephedrine (a stimulant), dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant), ketamine, caffeine, cocaine, methamphetamine, or even, most recently, synthetic cathinones (the psychoactive ingredients in “bath salts”). These substances are harmful alone and may be particularly dangerous mixed with MDMA. Users who intentionally or unknowingly combine such a mixture with additional substances such as marijuana and alcohol may be putting themselves at even higher risk for adverse health effects.
Additionally, the closeness-promoting effects of MDMA and its use in sexually charged contexts (and especially in combination with sildenafil) may encourage unsafe sex, which is a risk factor for contracting or spreading HIV and hepatitis.


Does MDMA Have Therapeutic Value?
MDMA was first used in the 1970s, not as a recreational drug but as an aid in psychotherapy—although without the support of clinical trial research or FDA approval. In 1985, the Drug Enforcement Administration labeled MDMA a Schedule I substance, or a drug with high abuse potential and no recognized medicinal use. Some researchers remain interested in its potential therapeutic value when administered under carefully monitored conditions. It is currently in clinical trials as a possible pharmacotherapy aid to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety in terminal cancer patients.


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For additional information on MDMA, please refer to the following sources on NIDA’s Web site:

Research Report: MDMA (Ecstasy)

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What teens are putting in their bodies and the ingredients of Molly/Ecstasy

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Prior drug use the greatest predictor of ecstasy use among U.S. high ...

Prior drug use the greatest predictor of ecstasy use among U.S. high ... | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
Ecstasy, also known by its chemical abbreviation MDMA, is an illicit drug that is commonly taken at nightclubs and dance parties. Ecstasy's street names include: “Molly” (U.S.), “Mandy” (U.K.), “E,” and “X.” Although not limited ...
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Very important information for parents and teens!!

 

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Schoolgirl dies after taking prescription pills she found in handbag 'just for ... - Mirror.co.uk

Schoolgirl dies after taking prescription pills she found in handbag 'just for ... - Mirror.co.uk | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
Mirror.co.uk Schoolgirl dies after taking prescription pills she found in handbag 'just for ...
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There are many that have suffered from this tragedy, the young lady, parents,family,and friends
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Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey - US News

Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey - US News | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications
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Teens misinterpret that prescription drugs can be addictive and just as unsafe as illegal street drugs. 

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Tennessee teacher arrested on drug charges - Local 8 Now

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Tennessee teacher arrested on drug charges
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CANNON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) – A Cannon County High School teacher has been arrested for allegedly illegally purchasing and distributing prescription drugs.
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Teens can go to school and get drugs at the same time

Such a shame!!

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Many female inmates of Cattaraugus County Jail addicted to heroin ... - Olean Times Herald

Many female inmates of Cattaraugus County Jail addicted to heroin ... - Olean Times Herald | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
Many female inmates of Cattaraugus County Jail addicted to heroin ...
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Of those, 80 percent were addicted to heroin or prescription drugs. “It's really exploded,” said Sheriff Whitcomb.
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Substance abuse is more common in women

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▶ "The Molly Challenge": KeithFromUpDaBlock Pops Molly (MDMA) [OFFICIAL] - YouTube

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So, this is the information that can be accessed by anyone about drugs

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HTCIA's comment, June 23, 2014 2:05 PM
The question I have is how reliable is this information? What credentials does this man have over a chemist or MD? Yet this video is widely accessible to people and children even.
LADY ARIES's comment, June 26, 2014 7:03 PM
I am pretty sure he knows what he is talking about. It is such a thing called street smarts and book smarts. Some people do not need a degree to know what they are doing. Now is it safe most likely NO.
Yes this is accessible to children and anyone else, that is how I found it
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11-Week-Old Suffering Terrible Seizures After Father Gave Him METH to Stop Him From Crying

11-Week-Old Suffering Terrible Seizures After Father Gave Him METH to Stop Him From Crying | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
A Phoenix man has been arrested after he accidentally gave his 11-week-old methamphetamine while trying to stop him from crying. Police say 24-year-old Christopher Telles is charged with child abus...
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Seriously!! Now this baby may suffer for the rest of his life as well as experience random seizures

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▶ State Program To Address Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens - YouTube

The program targets teens who often think prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs. News 8's Anne Shannon reported live on News 8 Today.
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Its good that awareness programs are being created for parents as well as teens to educate about the dangers of prescription drug abuse

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Teen arrested for cocaine, ecstasy, pot and pills - KTVB

Teen arrested for cocaine, ecstasy, pot and pills - KTVB | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
KTVB Teen arrested for cocaine, ecstasy, pot and pills KTVB Police say Hanna was in possession of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription pills, as well as scales and other evidence that led them to believe she intended to package some of the...
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 Selling? Nevertheless,  she was selling to others that we're going to abuse

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Teen overdoses on K2, ends up in hospital - FOX 4 News

Teen overdoses on K2, ends up in hospital - FOX 4 News | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it

The Inquisitr Teen overdoses on K2, ends up in hospital FOX 4 News IRVING, Texas - A 13-year-old girl is recovering after overdosing on synthetic marijuana known as K2 sent her to the emergency room.

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Good thing the police found this girl. Hopefully she learned her lesson from this incident . 

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The Drug Overdose That I Almost Didn't Live to Tell About

The Drug Overdose That I Almost Didn't Live to Tell About | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
If anyone has ever been to a mental facility, then you know how scary it is. You have no rights, you belong to the state. Long story short, I got out of there and I vowed never to do drugs again, but I knew that was a lie.
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MUST READ!!! VERY POWERFUL

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“Molly,” Powder or Crystal Form of MDMA, is Popular at Music Festivals - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

“Molly,” Powder or Crystal Form of MDMA, is Popular at Music Festivals - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
“Molly,” the powder or crystal form of MDMA, the chemical used in Ecstasy, has been a popular drug at music festivals this year, CNN reports.
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Molly is the purer form of Ecstasy, even more dangerous

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Nn Girl Dies After `Huffing'

Nn Girl Dies After `Huffing' | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
Peggy Brotherton and her 13-year-old daughter, Amanda, had lots of talks about drugs.The conversations usually ended with Amanda saying, ``Mama, I'm not stupid. I'm not going to ever do drugs.'' And...
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LADY ARIES's comment, June 29, 2014 6:05 PM
It is sad to read about a young girl that had a promising future ahead, yet her life was shortened from this tragedy
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CHOMP unveils database that helps in battle against prescription drug abuse - Monterey County Herald

CHOMP unveils database that helps in battle against prescription drug abuse - Monterey County Herald | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
CHOMP unveils database that helps in battle against prescription drug abuse Monterey County Herald "We're seeing an amazing amount of deaths from prescription drugs," said Reb Close, an emergency room physician at CHOMP.
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LADY ARIES's comment, June 27, 2014 12:53 PM
This is a start of a new direction to prevent drug abuse
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Drug Facts for Teens

Drug Facts for Teens | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
Get the facts and learn about the effects of cocaine, heroin, inhalants, marijuana, meth, molly, prescription drugs, spice, steroids, and other drugs.
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History sure does repeat itself. Some if not most of these drugs use to exist, but have come back either stronger and with another name.

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Active meth lab catches fire in Blackman Township garage, 3 teens could face ... - The Jackson Citizen Patriot

Active meth lab catches fire in Blackman Township garage, 3 teens could face ... - The Jackson Citizen Patriot | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
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HTCIA's comment, June 23, 2014 2:06 PM
This is evidence the people behind these labs lack crucial safety knowledge and are putting themselves and others at great risk.
LADY ARIES's comment, June 26, 2014 6:55 PM
Safety is the furthest from their minds...Money
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Girl arrested at Cape Tech; pills confiscated - Capecodonline

Girl arrested at Cape Tech; pills confiscated - Capecodonline | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
Girl arrested at Cape Tech; pills confiscated
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HARWICH — A 15-year-old Yarmouth girl was arrested Thursday morning at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School and charged with possession of Adderall, police said.
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Good thing she finally got caught,she was putting other teens in danger,as well as herself.

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S/African teens feared hooked to prescription drugs - StarAfrica.com

S/African teens feared hooked to prescription drugs - StarAfrica.com | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
S/African teens feared hooked to prescription drugs StarAfrica.com Abuse of prescription drugs by high school students in South Africa is feared to be on the rise after a ring selling prescription drug Ritalin was recently bust in Johannesburg.The...
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Drug abuse is not just  a problem in America.Teens in Africa are also experimenting..

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Meth, Cocaine and Ecstasy really do cook your brain

Meth, Cocaine and Ecstasy really do cook your brain | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
By David Joel Miller Your brains temperature does vary. Stimulant drugs cause overheating of the brain The temperature in your brain can fluctuate a whole lot. Some things cause your brain to heat ...
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▶ Teens huffing freon - YouTube

Tulsa police say a teen died earlier this year due to huffing freon.
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Teens are creative, now they are huffing Freon from air condition units. WOW!!!

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Young Thug - Stoner (Official Video) - YouTube

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Song lyrics like this add to the interest of teens wanting to experiment because they want to use drugs while they are listening to this music

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Teen Seizures And Deaths Linked To Dangerous Designer Drug “N-Bomb” - Part 1

Teen Seizures And Deaths Linked To Dangerous Designer Drug “N-Bomb” - Part 1 | TEEN DESIGNER DRUG ABUSE | Scoop.it
N-Bomb (or officially 25i-NBOMe) is a lot like LSD, but there have been many deaths linked to this LSD type drug. Find out why this drug is so much more dangerous.
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 This is a designer drug that I never heard of. Apparently, very dangerous and could also be fatal.

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