How High Do They Look?: Identification and Treatment of Common Ingestions in Adolescents Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2012.12.002 PMID: 23414979 Web of Science: 000315328800011

Cited authors

  • Woo, Teri Moser; Hanley, James R.


  • Adolescents have access to a variety of legal or illicit substances that they use to alter their mood or "get high." The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of common substances adolescents use to get high, including the illicit substances synthetic marijuana or "Spice," salvia, MDMA, synthetic cathinones, and 2C-E. Dextromethorphan and energy drinks are easily accessible substances that teenagers abuse. The toxic effects of common ingestions and treatment of overdose is discussed to inform pediatric providers who provide care for adolescents. J Pediatr Health Care. (2013) 27, 135-144.

Publication date

  • 2013

Published in


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-5245

Start page

  • 135

End page

  • 144


  • 27


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