Abusing drugs in a bad manner can ruin lives, but for some of us, it can help cure illness, anxiety, and sleepless nights. Teenagers are especially prone to trying new things such as drugs due to their growing curiosity as they get older. Sometimes that curiosity can be too much to stop them. The good news is the home drug test kits are available to keep things private. You’ve probably already had to bring up the subject of drug and alcohol abuse with your teenager. Discussing the bad effects of drugs such as cocaine and marijuana is a good start but there are common household items that can be abused as drugs on a daily basis. Going beyond the liquor cabinet, let’s see what else can be abused.


“Whippets” or whipper cream cans are filled with nitrous oxide which can be used to get high. Whippets are used as inhalants which are often called “laughing gas” or “hippy crack”. Nitrous oxide is safe when given by medical professionals such as dentists. Improper dosage of nitrous oxide can result in significant health risks. It results in oxygen deprivation to the brain causing users to pass out and potentially injuring themselves as they fall. 

Prescribed and Over-the-Counter Medications

There’s a good reason why certain medications are only meant for certain people. Taking non-prescribed medications can result in serious dangers. Prescriptions such as codeine and oxycodone are meant to be pain relievers but they can often be used by thrillseekers looking for a potential high. Aside from these medications, there are a number of other medications that have a high potential for abuse. Anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax or Adderall are commonly abused by those they aren’t meant for. While it may not seem like your teenager abuses drugs, they could be peer pressured into trying any of these drugs. 

Morning Glory Seeds

There can be flowers in your garden that can get you high. Certain flowers have seeds containing high levels of “ergine” which has a similar effect to LSD. Intake of morning glory seeds can cause nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, and impaired judgment. 


Nutmeg is a common spice found in almost every household, but did you know it could be used to induce a hallucinogenic state? Consuming a large amount of nutmeg can result in vomiting, asphyxiation, and paranoia. There have even been reports of teenagers overdosing on nutmeg. This is why nutmeg is used in small doses on things such as pumpkin pie. 

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