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The following is a guest post by Saint Jude Retreats, an alternative to traditional substance use treatment. Saint Jude Retreats provides a program for people with substance use problems that concentrates on self-directed positive and permanent change. Through the program, we offer the opportunity for individuals to self-evaluate and explore avenues for life enhancement.

Posted May 9, 2014, 11 a.m. by StJude Retreats | View Comments
The Drug Use Hysteria And Raising a Teen

There is growing hysteria about opiate use among teens in our country. Opiates include pills such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and Tylenol-3 (Tylenol with codeine), all of which can be found in most medicine cabinets; as well as the street drug heroin. While news of overdoses and rampant use is scary, it is important to learn the facts and know the best ways to approach your teen if you suspect they are using drugs. Zero Tolerance and Common Sense Unfortunately, with growing hysteria often comes poor decision making and misinformation. In the case of teens and policies in high schools, colleges ...