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Degrassi on Teen Nick

Sara Bellum

Are you a fan of Degrassi: the Next Generation, on Teen Nick? Well, I've got news for you. In the first show of the season, which aired last Friday, one of the characters got into trouble abusing drugs. I can't tell you much more than that, but I do know that when someone decides to take a drug the first time, it can be for many reasons, like to get a buzz, to experiment, or just to fit in. But, if you keep taking drugs, they can change the chemicals in your brain so that you may not be able to stop.

Degrassi star Jamie Johnston has recorded a special message about drug abuse that played during the show. But, hey, since you're here, why not view it now on NIDA's YouTube channel.

 

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hey nick why don't you change teen nick back into the n only for teens.Not that teen nick is bad or enything but i mess the name then only for teens.

this hppen to me n my bf now hes my ex cuz of this drug. he changed so much. i want to help him still. i love him. but idk how =[

It's hard to be in this situation, seeing a friend going down a dangerous path or suffering, and not being sure what you can do to help. First, let him know that someone cares about him. You can let him know you are concerned without being judgmental, and that there are people he can talk with in confidence. He may be more open to talk to a trusted adult or a medical professional if he feels that his privacy would not be violated. There are some resources for him that are anonymous - for example, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. They don't just talk about suicide; they can help with a lot of issues including drug abuse, and can connect your friend with a professional close by. There is also a website with information about treatment programs: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/. Because talking with someone about his or her drug use can be uncomfortable, you may want to ask an adult you trust, like a teacher or coach, to help you figure out how best to help your friend.

degrassi rocks. i enjoyed that eppisode. the reason i like it was because it gives the point across to lots of teens such as myself that drugs really suck. yeah ik people say corney lines about drugs are bad but its true. in my opion we all encounter drugs but i think that they are pointless and you never know what can be in them so its a risk thats for the worse.lastly i think alot of ppl do drugs to fit in and not be left out. and its tough.

hi um more info plz

what would you like more info on?

i love degrassi i never miss one episode they totaly rock and the guys are soooooooooooooo cute

y cnt i neva catch dgrassi's marothon.....i mean like frm dha vry 1st show til dha vry las....im wonderin afta dha las 3 shows will dey start frm dha begining???

OMG!!!! I love degrassi too. And i also wish they would change the name back...PLEASE!!!!

i love degrassi too i think its cool i learn a lot from that show and that episode open my eyes b/c i was about to do some drugs b/c of some issusu i had...

i want beyonce to win i luv ladygaga but beyonce she ma jam so yea but i dnt care who win but im just saying for as if she wins ill be claping luv's beyonce to win :)

i want beyonce to win i luv ladygaga but beyonce she ma jam so yea but i dnt care who win but im just saying for as if she wins ill be claping luv's beyonce to win :) beyonce is like cool meh whole family wants beyonce to win : ) but half dnt have a choice help me here peopel vote LADYGAGA or BEYONCE witch on the teennick awards almost here vote for beyonce she sings better lol ladygaga to no bad comments when i post this :( if you do ill never post agian ok so post goood comments imma be cheakin to :) so i know you voted for beyonce :) DONE

i want beyonce to win i luv ladygaga but beyonce she ma jam so yea but i dnt care who win but im just saying for as if she wins ill be claping luv's beyonce to win :) beyonce is like cool meh whole family wants beyonce to win : ) but half dnt have a choice help me here peopel vote LADYGAGA or BEYONCE witch on the teennick awards almost here vote for beyonce she sings better lol ladygaga to no bad comments when i post this :( if you do ill never post agian ok so post goood comments imma be cheakin to :) so i know you voted for beyonce :) DONE........reamember i luv you justin beiber plz VOT IM ASKING IM ASKING i'll be cheacking also ma family there there fa me there always hehe g2g im holding the coumputer up? i dnt know why i know this whole sentence or comment dnt make since but READ!!!!! it the way it is :)

elllow its cookiemonster hey i was kidding when i said vote for beyonce you can vote for anyone i just like writing long paragraphs its fun and you can post any comments you want :)

ok i every body i was on drugs as im 18 now i cant stop smoking and drinking i cant help it i just need help and now im never gonna top :( until i turned 24 ma issue was over im happy now and i know why its important to stop all that for better health degrassi help me it made me see goood :)

OMG! i love watching Degrassi. i've been watching this show for 7 years and i am a very loyal fan of this show. even thought they dont always give enough information, its great that theyre tackling really tough issues including drug abuse. GOOOO DEGRASSI!

OMG i payton am watching degrassi my farite show on teen nick

Yes im a fan of degrassi and I wish I could see the new movies but allthough I like the new ones I like the old ones I guess a little better and I wish they could put it on in the morning ad night and afternoon you know what I mean so we could watch it any time and I alson think it should be on chanell 53 teen nick and no other video on it just degrassi all the time on teen nick and move the other videos on a diffrent chanell well I got to go Byee see yea later

Oh i almost forgot i want to know the names of all the poeple in the show like a picture and on the botton a little name the name there given to be in the movie not the real name Its a really cool and really good movie WEll byd

Will Degrassi Go on For Ever!!!!!!!!!

i luv degrassi go clare and eli cute couple!

its bad for the brain you leaner about it more before talking about it

I love that episode! It really gives a good warning about what that drug does to your brain!!!!!

thanks for give me all imformation

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