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Old 10-05-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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Is Teen Drug Use & Drug Use In Schools Worse In Naperville Than Other Burbs?
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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Worse means more, right?

I think it's better than the more impoverished suburbs. Rich kids are often better at using drugs.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:04 PM
 
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The restrictions that prevent disclosing information about minors is just one barrier to mapping the "hot spots" of illicit drug use ...
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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The Western Suburbs have seen a spike in heroin deaths recently, from Oak Park to St. Charles. This includes some teenagers. These cases will likely decrease in the western burbs in a few years, only to pop up again in some other well-off corner of Chicagoland where there are people stupid enough to try the stuff.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Hard to compare which suburbs are "worse" than others, but most people either don't realize or fail to accept the fact that the affluent western suburbs have a huge drug problem, especially heroin, and it comes from the West Side of the city. The Eisenhower isn't called the Heroin Highway for nothin:

Naperville Community Television, Channel 17


HEROIN HIGHWAY IN CHICAGO - YouTube

Heroin use increasing among suburban teens - Video on NBCNews.com
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:13 PM
 
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Is Teen Drug Use & Drug Use In Schools Worse In Naperville Than Other Burbs?
It doesn't really matter which suburb you're in, drugs will be there. Many people who consider their suburb to be the perfect slice of paradise are either delusional about drug use in their community, or want to cover that fact up to keep up appearances. People will spend hundreds of thousands to buy into a wealthy exclusive community, believing they are leaving the problems of the city behind, but it does not take much research to reveal that not only are serious drugs like Heroin being used in suburbs, including the wealthy ones, but that demographic that are using are not the stereotypical "other" crowd, but has spread to the "good kids" too. This is partly due to getting addicted to the parents Opiate painkillers, and then moving onto Heroin, which is easy to get ahold of and far cheaper. Another major factor is that the quality of Heroin today can be snorted, and as a result has lost the shooting up junkie drug character, and has increasingly becomes a party drug. There are dealers that will also deliver into rich communities, so one doesn't even need to venture into Chicago's west side, though some still do via 290. The northern suburbs are not without this issue either. I've talked to a number of people that had attended parties at some rich kid's house in Wilmette or Lake Forest where there parents were out of town and the ranges of various soft to hard drugs were ample and freely past around.

You have to expect and accept that your kids are going to be confronted with this regardless of who they're hanging out with, or if they're into sports... It could be at a party, or some friends house etc... The best thing a parent can do is to educate their children about drugs and users. Considering the extreme young ages kids are trying drugs, it's better to educate earlier than later.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:15 AM
 
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It doesn't really matter which suburb you're in, drugs will be there. Many people who consider their suburb to be the perfect slice of paradise are either delusional about drug use in their community, or want to cover that fact up to keep up appearances. People will spend hundreds of thousands to buy into a wealthy exclusive community, believing they are leaving the problems of the city behind, but it does not take much research to reveal that not only are serious drugs like Heroin being used in suburbs, including the wealthy ones, but that demographic that are using are not the stereotypical "other" crowd, but has spread to the "good kids" too. This is partly due to getting addicted to the parents Opiate painkillers, and then moving onto Heroin, which is easy to get ahold of and far cheaper. Another major factor is that the quality of Heroin today can be snorted, and as a result has lost the shooting up junkie drug character, and has increasingly becomes a party drug. There are dealers that will also deliver into rich communities, so one doesn't even need to venture into Chicago's west side, though some still do via 290. The northern suburbs are not without this issue either. I've talked to a number of people that had attended parties at some rich kid's house in Wilmette or Lake Forest where there parents were out of town and the ranges of various soft to hard drugs were ample and freely past around.

You have to expect and accept that your kids are going to be confronted with this regardless of who they're hanging out with, or if they're into sports... It could be at a party, or some friends house etc... The best thing a parent can do is to educate their children about drugs and users. Considering the extreme young ages kids are trying drugs, it's better to educate earlier than later.
Meanwhile, parents should be educated about drugs themselves. Most Americans aren't... This is a problem.

Teens fall into self-destructive behavior when they realize their parents "taught" them a bunch of horse sh*t. Marijuana is a gateway drug because teens wonder if all the bad stuff they heard about harder drugs is just as big of a lie as the bad stuff they heard about pot. They realize that the fear mongering they grew up hearing was incredibly ridiculous so they can't help but feel more relaxed about the idea of trying a drug like heroin...

Teenagers aren't stupid. Their frontal lobes just haven't fully developed yet. I'm willing to bet that a heroin using teen in Naperville is actually more "educated about drugs" than his or her parents.. I'm not advocating this self-destructive behavior at all. I'm just saying.

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Old 10-11-2013, 04:13 AM
 
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Naperville is more populous than most suburbs and has more affluent teenagers who can afford narcotics. That pushes the numbers up.
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