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Common Drugs Abused by Young Adults

It is important for parents to be aware of drugs abused by young adults. One true fact that will

 never change is all drugs, both legal and illegal, can be abused. At The Crossroads presents parents with young adults the list of drugs that their son our daugther are exposed to. Most drug abused usually hides a deeper issue, if you have a struggling young adult and would like to get help please contact At The Crossroads at 1-866-439-0354. It is transitional living program for young adult 18-25 who are unable to make mature choices. It provides them with the structure to get back on track and spring into adulthood.  There is a lot more to consider, though, when it comes to illegal drugs. Narcotics such as Cocaine and Heroin are considered to be on the top end when it comes to levels of danger, while others such as Speed and over the counter prescriptions are considered to be safe in moderation. Neither of those is specifically true. Even though drug intake is done in several different ways, using several different ingredients, all drugs have equally as bad side effects.  In this current era of life, there are  many resources available teaching kids about drugs.  

Facts and Warning Signs of Common Drugs Abuse by Young Adults

  Marijuana, otherwise known as pot or weed, is the most commonly abused illegal drug in the US. From afar it may look like a normal green plant, but this dried drug is hardly normal or safe. Smoked in rolling papers or in other types of paraphernalia, the majority of people do not realize how harmful it is.   Marijuana causes your brain to react and produce the feeling of a high through an ingredient called THC. Memory loss, difficulty thinking, learning problems and loss of the ability to problem solve are just some of the short-term effects that can take place. Also, loss of coordination, increased heart rate and distorted perception are additional pro blems that marijuana smokers may experience.  Ecstasy, alternatively called E, is another frequently abused drug with teenagers. Made from MDMA, it is not a drug that should be taken lightly. Not to mention the fact that codeine, caffeine, ephedrine or ketamine and other substances are often mixed in with the MDMA.   For quite some time, it was unsure what effects Ecstasy had on your body. Many myths claimed that there was no harm to be done what-so-ever. This is clearly and undoubtedly untrue. Ecstasy use complicates your brain’s release of serotonin, a chemical that regulates your mood. If you experience an overwhelming sense of euphoria, this is why. Ecstasy is also known to create swiss cheese like holes in the brain after prolonged abuse. It is true that young adult can no longer be told what to do by their parents, but if you do have a troubled young adult and you are on the brink of desperation because they have drug abuse problem now is the time to act. Encouraging them to seek help is very important especially if they are under your roof. You have much more influence than you think. Do not wait for a tragedy to occur. Contact At The Crossroads at 1-866-439-0354

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