This is one of those “it will never happen to my kid” type topics. Parents and youth workers must be attuned to behavior that teens are seeing as the norm. Some of these behaviors are not even illegal, yet can have hazardous effects. Please take the time to check these out so you can be knowledgable and equipped to help your teen resist these temptations they face daily in their high schools.
K2 – Substance like potpourri. Found at convenient stores at a high price. Light like a candle and inhale the fumes. A legal alternative to marijuana.
I-Doser – Listening to sounds that promise to make listeners feel like they are on strong mind-altering drugs, from strong prescription painkillers like oxycontin — a $4.50 download — and Demerol to illicit drugs like cocaine and crystal meth.
Prescription Drugs – Not a new concept, but cannot be ignored.
I pray your teen does not get caught up in these. The after school commercials are right though, don’t forget to talk to your kid about drugs…even the ones that may not be illegal. Those are the ones that lead to more dangerous behavior.