Heroin for Teens
Heroin is a highly addictive drug made from the seed pod of the opium poppy plant. Learn more about heroin and its effects in this article for teens.
Hepatitis C for Teens
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads through blood or other body fluids, and can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. The most common way people become infected is by sharing drug paraphernalia.
Opioids are very good at controlling pain, but there are risks to taking them. If you've been prescribed a medicine that contains an opioid, find out how to use it safely.
Drugs: What to Know for Teens
It's not hard to find drugs, and sometimes it may seem like everyone's doing them or wanting you to do them. But there are downsides (and dangers) to taking drugs.
Gynecomastia for Teens
Puberty can be confusing, especially when unexpected changes happen. Learn what gynecomastia is and why it happens.
Salvia for Teens
There are many types of salvia plants. One, salvia divinorum, has a substance that can cause psychedelic experiences. Learn more about salvia in this article for teens.
Dealing With Addiction for Teens
Find out what you can do if you think you or a friend has a drug or alcohol addiction - from recognizing the warning signs to suggestions to help you stay clean.
Smoking for Teens
Smoking is on the decline, but some people are still lighting up. Why? The answer is addiction. Find out more in this article for teens.
How Can I Quit Smoking? for Teens
Nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States is related to tobacco. Are you ready to kick the habit?
Drugs for Teens
Drugs are chemicals or substances that change the way our bodies work, for good and bad. Find out more here.