Xanax and Its Effect on Developing Brains

Consider the xanax effect on developing brains and turn to Waterford Counseling for help for your teen.

Xanax is a highly addictive drug typically used to treat anxiety. Its official name is Alprazolam, which falls under the class of Benzodiazepines. Because they have such a calming effect, drugs like this are easy to build a tolerance to and they’re highly addictive. Xanax is also dangerous because it is getting increasingly easy to…

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Energy Drinks and the Road to Addiction

Where Do Energy Drinks and the Road to Addiction Meet Up?

A new study found that adolescents and young adults that frequently consume energy drinks are at a higher risk for abusing alcohol, illicit drugs, and misusing prescription drugs. The study followed college students for 3 years and monitored their energy drink usage. By the end of the study, all participants were questioned about their substance…

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Fact or Fiction: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Marijuana

We’ve all heard of some crazy myths surrounding marijuana. But what is the truth? We’re here to help you separate fact from fiction. Myth Number 1: Marijuana is Harmless Fact: While it can’t directly kill you, that doesn’t mean that it is completely risk free. Constantly inhaling smoke often leads to lung cancer, and underdeveloped…

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Your DNA Can Determine… Addiction?

A call was placed to the Sheriff’s department late one Saturday night. The caller frantic and sobbing was pleading to send an ambulance to his house.  Some girl was found unresponsive in the back bedroom with a baggie of heroin and needles. She appeared to have overdosed on heroin. Within three minutes, a Sheriff entered the…

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