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Friday, 27 November 2015

They obviously haven't developed critical thinking yet!

Dear Readers:

Teenagers are making the news again! (Now I know from my own teen years that, even though I was well behaved and sensible, [sic] a lot of kids do wild and crazy things in their adolescent years ....., but not like they do it now!)

THIS, for example, (In spite of the utterly stupid and dangerous things I did when I was young.) is something that would NEVER have crossed my mind!

Guest Post by:  Rachel Grumman Bender

“Skittles parties” may sound innocent, but they are far from it: They’re an alarming trend in which teens raid their parents’ medicine cabinets and dump the prescription and over-the-counter drugs they’ve gathered into a communal bowl. The teens then take handfuls of a random assortment of pills, often with alcohol, to get high.
Several teens have overdosed after playing Russian roulette with pills at these parties, which are also known as “pharming parties.” Last month, five high school students in Marin County, California, overdosed after an apparent “Skittles party” and were taken to the hospital.

 A new report on teen substance misuse by Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to disease prevention, shows that drug misuse is a growing problem. The report revealed that drug overdose death rates among 12- to 25-year-olds have risen dramatically in most states over the past 15 years. Overdose death rates have more than doubled in 18 states, more than tripled in 12 states, and quadrupled in five states. The rates were the highest in West Virginia and lowest in North Dakota.