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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What to do When Your Child is Doing Drugs

Isolation. Lack of communication. Withdrawal from friends and family. Personality changes. Physical changes. Dramatic mood changes. Not only are these side effects of growing up and going through puberty, they may also be signs your child may be doing drugs. Before you begin to panic and accuse your child of doing something they may not…

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Hallucinogenic Drugs

A hallucinogen is described as a class of drug that produces distortions in perception a moderate dose. Users describe them as “mind expanding”, and often report a feeling of being transported to a new reality. They can be put in two categories: classic hallucinogens and dissociative drugs. Both can be man made or naturally grown.…

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Gray Death

A lethal new drug called “gray death” is a toxic cocktail contributing to the opioid epidemic sweeping our nation. While it may sound like something created in a comic book villain’s laboratory, it is unfortunately very real and very scary. More powerful than heroin on its own, Gray Death is a compound of synthetic opioids,…

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5 Places Your Teen is Hiding Drugs

Where is Your Teen hiding drugs

Five Common Places Teens may be hiding their substances in your Home Many teenagers are more clever than parents give them credit for. Teens know the old tried and true hiding spots their parents used don’t work anymore, and possess a veritable list of alternative hiding spots. They are both creative and selective when choosing…

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