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DoorMetrics ID scanner app for iPhone releases Colorado Edition to prevent underage purchases of Marijuana in Colorado and Washington State.


Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 18, 2014

DoorMetrics, Inc today introduced a major update to their iPhone application that allows users to verify and check the age of customers who are purchasing not only alcohol and tobacco but now cannabis and related products. The Colorado Edition is available as an in-app purchase and is available for download as of today.

The app’s price has also been reduced from $ 9.99 to $ 2.99 and adds the capability of scanning the barcode on a US or Canada issued ID via the built-in camera on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Without the need for additional hardware to operate, this vastly reduces the initial investment by business owners who are looking for inexpensive ways to protect their establishment from potential legal trouble resulting from employees serving an underaged person.

“With the marijuana boom happening all around the country and laws similar to alcohol sales regarding age requirements, we saw the need of an ID scanner designed for marijuana dispensaries,” says Chad Love, founder of DoorMetrics. “The DoorMetrics Colorado Edition is a first of it’s kind and will likely help businesses stay out of trouble by selling cannabis to minors. We also wanted to provide a lower cost method that was geared towards hospitality industry staff such as waiters and bartenders who already own an iPhone. At 2.99, it’s really a great way for staff to protect themselves against serving an underaged person” 

DoorMetrics was initially released in 2012 with ‘under the radar’ success, quickly becoming the go to ID scanner system for more than 1000 establishments around the US and Canada. A hand-held tool for doormen, security guards, cashiers, bartenders or waitresses, DoorMetrics begins with one of two focuses: verify the age of customers while at the same time, collecting demographic data about them. Either connect a compatible device to the iPhone or by using the built in camera, a user either scans the barcode on the back of a customer’s ID or slides it through the magnetic stripe reader.  The age of the person is then clearly displayed on the screen with options for inputting information such as email address, phone number, status or notes about the guest.  This data can either be viewed on the device, exported in .CSV format via a wifi connection and email or deleted immediately depending on State laws. 

New Features:

-Colorado Edition with marijuana leaf notification

-Camera scanning support

-Repeat scan alert in 1-24 hour increments

-Simplified ID scan history export

-Upgraded and additional hardware support

-Screen saver with user uploaded custom logo

-New app icon

DoorMetrics V2.2 was designed for Apple® devices iOS 7.0 or later and is available to download on the iPhone app store: http://https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doormetrics/id441744173?mt=8. for $ 2.99.. The app now supports ID scanning via the iPhone or iPod’s camera but for commercial use we recommend using one of the following compatible external devices: Linea Pro 5, Honeywell Captuvo, or the iMag Pro 2 which are all available for sale on the DoorMetrics website. 

About DoorMetrics

DoorMetrics, Inc is an app development and design company operating out of Miami Beach, FL the center of nightlife on the East Coast.  Our primary focus is on the creation and design of mobile applications for the Food, Beverage, Hospitality and Security industries.

 

For more information, visit http://www.doormetrics.com or call (786) 353-7226.







LeadFerret Releases A Directory of Psychology Degree Holders


Calabasas, Ca (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

Psychology is not a one-size-fits-all major or career choice. In fact, one of the greatest benefits of holding a degree in psychology is the vast variety of career paths available to graduates. Additionally, psychology students spend a great deal of time learning about research methods and statistics, about how to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data. Psychology Today lists ten skills that psychology majors gain while earning their undergraduate degrees, all of which make them highly desirable as they enter the job market.

Access the full directory at: http://leadferret.com/directory/psychology-degree-holders

They can:

1. predict and understand the behavior of individuals and groups;

2. understand how to use and interpret data

3. evaluate the legitimacy of claims about behavior

4. know how memory and learning function

5. have insight into problematic behaviors

6. demonstrate the capacity to adapt to change

7. understand and operate effectively throughout the channels of an organization

8. manage difficult situations and high stress environments

9. start and carry out projects with limited information or experience

10. show persistence in challenging circumstances

Whether LeadFerret users are looking to poach people with these skills from other companies, or target a marketing campaign directly to them based on their degree, they will be able to make excellent use of this directory, by having access to the most valuable prospects, with complete information, including email addresses, social media links and more, making it easier to develop marketing campaigns.

About LeadFerret

LeadFerret, Inc offers an online B2B database with complete data for over 17+ million business contacts. Users can search and view all 17+ million records for free, with no limitations, users only pay when they want to download records. Every record comes with complete information, including email address, phone number, company information, and much more. Many records now even come with social media links. For more information, go to: http://www.LeadFerret.com







LeadFerret Releases A Directory of Psychology Degree Holders


Calabasas, Ca (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

Psychology is not a one-size-fits-all major or career choice. In fact, one of the greatest benefits of holding a degree in psychology is the vast variety of career paths available to graduates. Additionally, psychology students spend a great deal of time learning about research methods and statistics, about how to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data. Psychology Today lists ten skills that psychology majors gain while earning their undergraduate degrees, all of which make them highly desirable as they enter the job market.

Access the full directory at: http://leadferret.com/directory/psychology-degree-holders

They can:

1. predict and understand the behavior of individuals and groups;

2. understand how to use and interpret data

3. evaluate the legitimacy of claims about behavior

4. know how memory and learning function

5. have insight into problematic behaviors

6. demonstrate the capacity to adapt to change

7. understand and operate effectively throughout the channels of an organization

8. manage difficult situations and high stress environments

9. start and carry out projects with limited information or experience

10. show persistence in challenging circumstances

Whether LeadFerret users are looking to poach people with these skills from other companies, or target a marketing campaign directly to them based on their degree, they will be able to make excellent use of this directory, by having access to the most valuable prospects, with complete information, including email addresses, social media links and more, making it easier to develop marketing campaigns.

About LeadFerret

LeadFerret, Inc offers an online B2B database with complete data for over 17+ million business contacts. Users can search and view all 17+ million records for free, with no limitations, users only pay when they want to download records. Every record comes with complete information, including email address, phone number, company information, and much more. Many records now even come with social media links. For more information, go to: http://www.LeadFerret.com







Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Top 4 Facts Parents Must Know About Synthetic Marijuana


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands.

Synthetic marijuana is considered second in popularity to marijuana itself among high school students. With varied, misleading and potentially unreliable information about synthetic marijuana present online and elsewhere, it can be difficult for parents to separate the truth from the myths. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has compiled the top four facts parents should know about this drug to keep their kids safe.

1. Synthetic marijuana is known by many different names. “Teens don’t always use the same name when identifying a drug,” said Patout. “Noting its pseudonyms is important for identifying synthetic marijuana. This mixture of herbs and chemicals can be called Spice, K2, Dank, Moon Rocks, Bliss, Blaze, G-Force, Black Mamba, Puff, Skunk and Yucatan Fire. Some shops label it as incense, tobacco or potpourri and mark ‘not for human consumption’ in a futile attempt to avoid the law.”

2. Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous drug with harmful side effects. “This ‘fake’ drug has many very real side effects,” said Patout. “Depending on the mix of chemicals, it can actually be more dangerous than real marijuana. Harmful side effects emerge because the chemicals used are oftentimes unidentified. Synthetic marijuana use can cause seizures, hallucinations, convulsions, negative psychological consequences, nausea, vomiting, confusion and agitation. It can also raise blood pressure and reduce the volume of blood reaching the heart, and has been known to cause heart attacks.”

3. Synthetic marijuana is relatively easy to find and purchase. “Although 45 states have now made regulations on synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic drugs, they can still be found and purchased online or even at gas stations or head shops,” said Patout. “Head shops are retail outlets that specialize in tobacco paraphernalia and many law enforcement officials have focused their regulation efforts on the sale of synthetic marijuana specifically at these retail locations. Head shops and warehouses have been searched, raided and shut down as part of a national initiative to curb distribution of the drug. However, recent reports show that the use of the drug is as prevalent as ever.”

4. Synthetic marijuana may not show up on a drug test. “Since synthetic marijuana is one of the few drugs that does not show up on a conventional drug test, teenagers gravitate towards using it,” said Patout. “Although more advanced screening can detect synthetic marijuana, it is important to pay close attention to a teen’s habits if there is any suspicion of drug use.”

With so much information on synthetic marijuana and other drugs circulating, it is necessary for parents to be equipped with the truth. Proper knowledge and a solid understanding of teenage drug use is vital for obtaining the help a child may need for drug abuse.

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery or to schedule an interview with Johnny Patout, please contact Stephanie Wick at 972-850-5866 or swick(at)ideagrove(dot)com.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com/.







Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Top 4 Facts Parents Must Know About Synthetic Marijuana


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands.

Synthetic marijuana is considered second in popularity to marijuana itself among high school students. With varied, misleading and potentially unreliable information about synthetic marijuana present online and elsewhere, it can be difficult for parents to separate the truth from the myths. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has compiled the top four facts parents should know about this drug to keep their kids safe.

1. Synthetic marijuana is known by many different names. “Teens don’t always use the same name when identifying a drug,” said Patout. “Noting its pseudonyms is important for identifying synthetic marijuana. This mixture of herbs and chemicals can be called Spice, K2, Dank, Moon Rocks, Bliss, Blaze, G-Force, Black Mamba, Puff, Skunk and Yucatan Fire. Some shops label it as incense, tobacco or potpourri and mark ‘not for human consumption’ in a futile attempt to avoid the law.”

2. Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous drug with harmful side effects. “This ‘fake’ drug has many very real side effects,” said Patout. “Depending on the mix of chemicals, it can actually be more dangerous than real marijuana. Harmful side effects emerge because the chemicals used are oftentimes unidentified. Synthetic marijuana use can cause seizures, hallucinations, convulsions, negative psychological consequences, nausea, vomiting, confusion and agitation. It can also raise blood pressure and reduce the volume of blood reaching the heart, and has been known to cause heart attacks.”

3. Synthetic marijuana is relatively easy to find and purchase. “Although 45 states have now made regulations on synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic drugs, they can still be found and purchased online or even at gas stations or head shops,” said Patout. “Head shops are retail outlets that specialize in tobacco paraphernalia and many law enforcement officials have focused their regulation efforts on the sale of synthetic marijuana specifically at these retail locations. Head shops and warehouses have been searched, raided and shut down as part of a national initiative to curb distribution of the drug. However, recent reports show that the use of the drug is as prevalent as ever.”

4. Synthetic marijuana may not show up on a drug test. “Since synthetic marijuana is one of the few drugs that does not show up on a conventional drug test, teenagers gravitate towards using it,” said Patout. “Although more advanced screening can detect synthetic marijuana, it is important to pay close attention to a teen’s habits if there is any suspicion of drug use.”

With so much information on synthetic marijuana and other drugs circulating, it is necessary for parents to be equipped with the truth. Proper knowledge and a solid understanding of teenage drug use is vital for obtaining the help a child may need for drug abuse.

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery or to schedule an interview with Johnny Patout, please contact Stephanie Wick at 972-850-5866 or swick(at)ideagrove(dot)com.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com/.







Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Top 4 Facts Parents Must Know About Synthetic Marijuana


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands.

Synthetic marijuana is considered second in popularity to marijuana itself among high school students. With varied, misleading and potentially unreliable information about synthetic marijuana present online and elsewhere, it can be difficult for parents to separate the truth from the myths. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has compiled the top four facts parents should know about this drug to keep their kids safe.

1. Synthetic marijuana is known by many different names. “Teens don’t always use the same name when identifying a drug,” said Patout. “Noting its pseudonyms is important for identifying synthetic marijuana. This mixture of herbs and chemicals can be called Spice, K2, Dank, Moon Rocks, Bliss, Blaze, G-Force, Black Mamba, Puff, Skunk and Yucatan Fire. Some shops label it as incense, tobacco or potpourri and mark ‘not for human consumption’ in a futile attempt to avoid the law.”

2. Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous drug with harmful side effects. “This ‘fake’ drug has many very real side effects,” said Patout. “Depending on the mix of chemicals, it can actually be more dangerous than real marijuana. Harmful side effects emerge because the chemicals used are oftentimes unidentified. Synthetic marijuana use can cause seizures, hallucinations, convulsions, negative psychological consequences, nausea, vomiting, confusion and agitation. It can also raise blood pressure and reduce the volume of blood reaching the heart, and has been known to cause heart attacks.”

3. Synthetic marijuana is relatively easy to find and purchase. “Although 45 states have now made regulations on synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic drugs, they can still be found and purchased online or even at gas stations or head shops,” said Patout. “Head shops are retail outlets that specialize in tobacco paraphernalia and many law enforcement officials have focused their regulation efforts on the sale of synthetic marijuana specifically at these retail locations. Head shops and warehouses have been searched, raided and shut down as part of a national initiative to curb distribution of the drug. However, recent reports show that the use of the drug is as prevalent as ever.”

4. Synthetic marijuana may not show up on a drug test. “Since synthetic marijuana is one of the few drugs that does not show up on a conventional drug test, teenagers gravitate towards using it,” said Patout. “Although more advanced screening can detect synthetic marijuana, it is important to pay close attention to a teen’s habits if there is any suspicion of drug use.”

With so much information on synthetic marijuana and other drugs circulating, it is necessary for parents to be equipped with the truth. Proper knowledge and a solid understanding of teenage drug use is vital for obtaining the help a child may need for drug abuse.

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery or to schedule an interview with Johnny Patout, please contact Stephanie Wick at 972-850-5866 or swick(at)ideagrove(dot)com.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com/.







Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Top 4 Facts Parents Must Know About Synthetic Marijuana


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands.

Synthetic marijuana is considered second in popularity to marijuana itself among high school students. With varied, misleading and potentially unreliable information about synthetic marijuana present online and elsewhere, it can be difficult for parents to separate the truth from the myths. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has compiled the top four facts parents should know about this drug to keep their kids safe.

1. Synthetic marijuana is known by many different names. “Teens don’t always use the same name when identifying a drug,” said Patout. “Noting its pseudonyms is important for identifying synthetic marijuana. This mixture of herbs and chemicals can be called Spice, K2, Dank, Moon Rocks, Bliss, Blaze, G-Force, Black Mamba, Puff, Skunk and Yucatan Fire. Some shops label it as incense, tobacco or potpourri and mark ‘not for human consumption’ in a futile attempt to avoid the law.”

2. Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous drug with harmful side effects. “This ‘fake’ drug has many very real side effects,” said Patout. “Depending on the mix of chemicals, it can actually be more dangerous than real marijuana. Harmful side effects emerge because the chemicals used are oftentimes unidentified. Synthetic marijuana use can cause seizures, hallucinations, convulsions, negative psychological consequences, nausea, vomiting, confusion and agitation. It can also raise blood pressure and reduce the volume of blood reaching the heart, and has been known to cause heart attacks.”

3. Synthetic marijuana is relatively easy to find and purchase. “Although 45 states have now made regulations on synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic drugs, they can still be found and purchased online or even at gas stations or head shops,” said Patout. “Head shops are retail outlets that specialize in tobacco paraphernalia and many law enforcement officials have focused their regulation efforts on the sale of synthetic marijuana specifically at these retail locations. Head shops and warehouses have been searched, raided and shut down as part of a national initiative to curb distribution of the drug. However, recent reports show that the use of the drug is as prevalent as ever.”

4. Synthetic marijuana may not show up on a drug test. “Since synthetic marijuana is one of the few drugs that does not show up on a conventional drug test, teenagers gravitate towards using it,” said Patout. “Although more advanced screening can detect synthetic marijuana, it is important to pay close attention to a teen’s habits if there is any suspicion of drug use.”

With so much information on synthetic marijuana and other drugs circulating, it is necessary for parents to be equipped with the truth. Proper knowledge and a solid understanding of teenage drug use is vital for obtaining the help a child may need for drug abuse.

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery or to schedule an interview with Johnny Patout, please contact Stephanie Wick at 972-850-5866 or swick(at)ideagrove(dot)com.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com/.







Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Top 4 Facts Parents Must Know About Synthetic Marijuana


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands.

Synthetic marijuana is considered second in popularity to marijuana itself among high school students. With varied, misleading and potentially unreliable information about synthetic marijuana present online and elsewhere, it can be difficult for parents to separate the truth from the myths. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has compiled the top four facts parents should know about this drug to keep their kids safe.

1. Synthetic marijuana is known by many different names. “Teens don’t always use the same name when identifying a drug,” said Patout. “Noting its pseudonyms is important for identifying synthetic marijuana. This mixture of herbs and chemicals can be called Spice, K2, Dank, Moon Rocks, Bliss, Blaze, G-Force, Black Mamba, Puff, Skunk and Yucatan Fire. Some shops label it as incense, tobacco or potpourri and mark ‘not for human consumption’ in a futile attempt to avoid the law.”

2. Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous drug with harmful side effects. “This ‘fake’ drug has many very real side effects,” said Patout. “Depending on the mix of chemicals, it can actually be more dangerous than real marijuana. Harmful side effects emerge because the chemicals used are oftentimes unidentified. Synthetic marijuana use can cause seizures, hallucinations, convulsions, negative psychological consequences, nausea, vomiting, confusion and agitation. It can also raise blood pressure and reduce the volume of blood reaching the heart, and has been known to cause heart attacks.”

3. Synthetic marijuana is relatively easy to find and purchase. “Although 45 states have now made regulations on synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic drugs, they can still be found and purchased online or even at gas stations or head shops,” said Patout. “Head shops are retail outlets that specialize in tobacco paraphernalia and many law enforcement officials have focused their regulation efforts on the sale of synthetic marijuana specifically at these retail locations. Head shops and warehouses have been searched, raided and shut down as part of a national initiative to curb distribution of the drug. However, recent reports show that the use of the drug is as prevalent as ever.”

4. Synthetic marijuana may not show up on a drug test. “Since synthetic marijuana is one of the few drugs that does not show up on a conventional drug test, teenagers gravitate towards using it,” said Patout. “Although more advanced screening can detect synthetic marijuana, it is important to pay close attention to a teen’s habits if there is any suspicion of drug use.”

With so much information on synthetic marijuana and other drugs circulating, it is necessary for parents to be equipped with the truth. Proper knowledge and a solid understanding of teenage drug use is vital for obtaining the help a child may need for drug abuse.

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery or to schedule an interview with Johnny Patout, please contact Stephanie Wick at 972-850-5866 or swick(at)ideagrove(dot)com.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com/.







Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Top 4 Facts Parents Must Know About Synthetic Marijuana


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands.

Synthetic marijuana is considered second in popularity to marijuana itself among high school students. With varied, misleading and potentially unreliable information about synthetic marijuana present online and elsewhere, it can be difficult for parents to separate the truth from the myths. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has compiled the top four facts parents should know about this drug to keep their kids safe.

1. Synthetic marijuana is known by many different names. “Teens don’t always use the same name when identifying a drug,” said Patout. “Noting its pseudonyms is important for identifying synthetic marijuana. This mixture of herbs and chemicals can be called Spice, K2, Dank, Moon Rocks, Bliss, Blaze, G-Force, Black Mamba, Puff, Skunk and Yucatan Fire. Some shops label it as incense, tobacco or potpourri and mark ‘not for human consumption’ in a futile attempt to avoid the law.”

2. Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous drug with harmful side effects. “This ‘fake’ drug has many very real side effects,” said Patout. “Depending on the mix of chemicals, it can actually be more dangerous than real marijuana. Harmful side effects emerge because the chemicals used are oftentimes unidentified. Synthetic marijuana use can cause seizures, hallucinations, convulsions, negative psychological consequences, nausea, vomiting, confusion and agitation. It can also raise blood pressure and reduce the volume of blood reaching the heart, and has been known to cause heart attacks.”

3. Synthetic marijuana is relatively easy to find and purchase. “Although 45 states have now made regulations on synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic drugs, they can still be found and purchased online or even at gas stations or head shops,” said Patout. “Head shops are retail outlets that specialize in tobacco paraphernalia and many law enforcement officials have focused their regulation efforts on the sale of synthetic marijuana specifically at these retail locations. Head shops and warehouses have been searched, raided and shut down as part of a national initiative to curb distribution of the drug. However, recent reports show that the use of the drug is as prevalent as ever.”

4. Synthetic marijuana may not show up on a drug test. “Since synthetic marijuana is one of the few drugs that does not show up on a conventional drug test, teenagers gravitate towards using it,” said Patout. “Although more advanced screening can detect synthetic marijuana, it is important to pay close attention to a teen’s habits if there is any suspicion of drug use.”

With so much information on synthetic marijuana and other drugs circulating, it is necessary for parents to be equipped with the truth. Proper knowledge and a solid understanding of teenage drug use is vital for obtaining the help a child may need for drug abuse.

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery or to schedule an interview with Johnny Patout, please contact Stephanie Wick at 972-850-5866 or swick(at)ideagrove(dot)com.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com/.







Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Top 4 Facts Parents Must Know About Synthetic Marijuana


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands.

Synthetic marijuana is considered second in popularity to marijuana itself among high school students. With varied, misleading and potentially unreliable information about synthetic marijuana present online and elsewhere, it can be difficult for parents to separate the truth from the myths. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has compiled the top four facts parents should know about this drug to keep their kids safe.

1. Synthetic marijuana is known by many different names. “Teens don’t always use the same name when identifying a drug,” said Patout. “Noting its pseudonyms is important for identifying synthetic marijuana. This mixture of herbs and chemicals can be called Spice, K2, Dank, Moon Rocks, Bliss, Blaze, G-Force, Black Mamba, Puff, Skunk and Yucatan Fire. Some shops label it as incense, tobacco or potpourri and mark ‘not for human consumption’ in a futile attempt to avoid the law.”

2. Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous drug with harmful side effects. “This ‘fake’ drug has many very real side effects,” said Patout. “Depending on the mix of chemicals, it can actually be more dangerous than real marijuana. Harmful side effects emerge because the chemicals used are oftentimes unidentified. Synthetic marijuana use can cause seizures, hallucinations, convulsions, negative psychological consequences, nausea, vomiting, confusion and agitation. It can also raise blood pressure and reduce the volume of blood reaching the heart, and has been known to cause heart attacks.”

3. Synthetic marijuana is relatively easy to find and purchase. “Although 45 states have now made regulations on synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic drugs, they can still be found and purchased online or even at gas stations or head shops,” said Patout. “Head shops are retail outlets that specialize in tobacco paraphernalia and many law enforcement officials have focused their regulation efforts on the sale of synthetic marijuana specifically at these retail locations. Head shops and warehouses have been searched, raided and shut down as part of a national initiative to curb distribution of the drug. However, recent reports show that the use of the drug is as prevalent as ever.”

4. Synthetic marijuana may not show up on a drug test. “Since synthetic marijuana is one of the few drugs that does not show up on a conventional drug test, teenagers gravitate towards using it,” said Patout. “Although more advanced screening can detect synthetic marijuana, it is important to pay close attention to a teen’s habits if there is any suspicion of drug use.”

With so much information on synthetic marijuana and other drugs circulating, it is necessary for parents to be equipped with the truth. Proper knowledge and a solid understanding of teenage drug use is vital for obtaining the help a child may need for drug abuse.

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery or to schedule an interview with Johnny Patout, please contact Stephanie Wick at 972-850-5866 or swick(at)ideagrove(dot)com.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com/.