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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Addictions & Children Site! These are the top ten articles that your Addictions & Children Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. What Is The Harrison Act?
In 1914 the first criminal law at the Federal Goverment level was to criminalize use of non-medical drugs.
2. Why Do Kids Take Drugs?
Mentally, emotionally, physically ill and kids with low self esteem who abuse drugs, often turn away from prescribed medications that would make their lives more complete.
3. Addiction-A Medical or Moral Issue?
Is chemcial dependency a medical and public health issue or a moral issue?
4. Neglect is Tougher on Children
Neglect is tougher on children. A child who feels unloved or unwanted, would naturally feel there is something wrong with him or her, and would do all h/she can to win some attention.
5. Special K
Psychoactive drugs such, as ketamine, aka Special K, is one drug of choice for many young people. Sadly, most of them are not informed about the dangers of using these drugs or told how to minimize risk.
6. Deadly Pain Patches
Fentyl pain patches are a prescrition drug used to control severe pain. It contains a strong narcotic. Hundreds of deaths have occurred from its misuse and abuse.
7. Are Physicians Helping Addicts Kick The Habit?
Primary care physicians say they are uncomfortable talking to their patients about addiction.
8. Harm Reduction Revisited
Keeping your child safe under any circumstances is a primary goal to parents. Learning that the same practices can be applied to an adolescent drug abuser.
9. Alicia Rose Not Forgotten
Mothers' question, "Why?" Why did their child have to die?
10. Taking Another Look At Buprenorpine
Buprenorphine has been used for opiate addiction with less side effects than methdone.
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