Entries by Chris Whitaker

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Anabolic Steroids: Drug Facts for Teens

What are anabolic steroids? Anabolic steroids are medications related to testosterone (male sex hormone) that are made in labs. Doctors use anabolic steroids to treat hormone problems in men, delayed puberty, and muscle loss from some diseases. Bodybuilders and athletes might misuse anabolic steroids in attempts to build muscles and improve athletic performance, often taking […]

Talk They Hear You – Underage Drinking Prevention

 Problem of Underage Drinking and Substance Use High rates of youth alcohol use, shifting state laws regarding marijuana, and the nation’s opioid crisis are prevalent health concerns that affect America’s parents and caregivers. Preventing underage alcohol and substance use is critical for the following reasons: Approximately 88,000 Americans die from alcohol-attributed causes each year, […]

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Prescription Depressant Medications: Drug Facts for Teens

What are prescription depressants? Depressants, sometimes referred to as central nervous system (CNS) depressants or tranquilizers, slow down (or “depress”) the normal activity that goes on in the brain and spinal cord. Doctors often prescribe them for people who are anxious or can’t sleep. When prescription depressants are taken as prescribed by a doctor, they […]