What Every Parent Needs to Know about Adderall Addiction

This article originally appeared on Drugabuse.com

Adderall is most commonly known for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but its use as a study aid has effectively turned this medication into one of the most widely used – and abused – recreational drugs among teenagers and young adults. (more…)

Over the Counter Drugs Can Be Dangerous When Abused

With so many voices and opinions out there, it’s important to understand the facts.

Fact is that while you’re a teen (and even into your early 20’s!), you’re still growing and developing, and drug abuse during these years in particular can have a lasting impact. Another fact to consider: the brain is much more vulnerable to addiction during these years. 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem starting smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18. (more…)

Cortlandt Community Coalition to Provide Free Narcan Training

Kits and Certification available to Cortlandt Residents at Cortlandt Town Hall, April 20, 2015 @ 7:30pm

Training Class Aimed at Saving the Lives of Opiate Overdose Victims

The Cortlandt Community Coalition will present a free training seminar for Cortlandt residents on how to use Narcan to try to save the life of an opiate/heroin overdose victim. The free session will be administered by trained personnel and will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Vincent F. Nyberg General Meeting Room, One Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY. Attendees will receive certification and a free Narcan Kit. (more…)