You Can Recover from Heroin

*+-As a derivative of opium, heroin is a drug that has been plaguing people for thousands of years. It’s been used ritually and religiously, but in today’s world, its use is anything but religious. Now it is part of international drug trafficking and drug dealing, some of the most insidious forces on earth. Drug traffickers moving heroin have no desire other than the making of money. Those using heroin suffer addiction, illness, degradation and sometimes death unless they can find help recovering from the addiction. Narconon centers around the world have been helping heroin addicts recover for more than four…

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Heroin Use Soaring Suburban Teens Most At Risk

*+-A new trend is happening with teens concerning drug use; and it’s not underage drinking, marijuana or synthetic drug use. The drug of choice for teens has just become heroin. And the number of teens using the drug is shocking. Many might think that heroin is a drug only taken by the homeless or those from inner cities or that “grew up poor.” Heroin use, however is affecting middle class suburban teens all over American with the result being devastation for users and families alike. If you are a parent, you should be concerned. The drug is popping up in…

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Early Drinking Puts Kids at Greater Risk For Alcohol Abuse Later In Life

*+-Let’s face it. Alcohol is a recreational drug that is socially accepted. There are commercials for it that play on every commercial break of every American sporting event dating back to our Grandpa’s days. It is served at parties, weddings, holidays, and almost every social gathering these days. It’s what draws people into dance clubs on the weekends. However, the fact remains that it is a dangerous drug and highly addictive. There are a great deal of people in the US that are binge drinkers and do so often. What leads to binge drinking? A recent study shows that one…

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Pot Use During Development Teenage Years May Lower IQ Study Shows

*+-Most of us have heard of “Stoners” or “Pot Heads”, the slang terms for frequent marijuana users. Along with these names comes the image of a person that seems burnt out on life and not achieving much or reaching their goals. Though this may be the picture drawn in the minds of those of us that don’t use this drug, what about the claims from America’s youth that smoke marijuana and say that it doesn’t negatively affect them? What is true? Does long-term marijuana use lower IQ and cause harm to a person’s intelligence? The Study Done On Long Term…

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College Drinking Spikes Among Freshmen

*+-When teens first make their way off to college, they are often filled with an overwhelming sense of liberation and freedom. They are taking their first steps in the world on their own, away from mom and dad.  They are ready to try new things, taste life. One of those things that they will most likely be trying a lot of is alcohol. Most adults understand that excessive drinking can lead to death caused by alcohol poisoning, as well as injuries, assaults, date rapes, arrests, academic failure and many other problems.  Good luck convincing an 18 year old freshman that…

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Opana Overtakes Oxycontin As Prescription Abuse Surges In US

*+-Humans adapt. This has been proven over centuries of history. They adapt and they survive. This shows to be just as true for the drug abusers in society. When drug enforcement agencies and the pharmaceutical companies make changes to increase the difficulty in obtaining prescription pain medication and altering it to get high, drug addicts find new ways to get their fix. This has been the case with the increase in popularity of Opana as drug abusers found more difficulty in using Oxycontin. Pharmacy Hold Up In June of this year, a man walked into a Fort Wayne, Ind., drugstore…

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Bath Salts Addiction

*+-Just as addictive as cocaine but you can buy it on line or at a specialty store that is a dangerous combination. The salts contain Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and mephedrone, psychoactive drugs with stimulant properties. Users snort or smoke the substance to produce a cocaine or meth-like high. One of the ingredients in bath salts Mephedrone is of particular concern as it presents a high risk for overdose. These chemicals act in the brain like stimulant drugs thus they present a high abuse and addiction liability. “Bath Salts” (also sold under the guise of plant food) are a threat to human…

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America’s Addiction To Illicit Drugs Declining And Prescription Painkiller Abuse Growing

*+-Regarding America’s drug epidemic, there’s good news and there’s bad news as discovered within the findings of the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The good news is that we are seeing a decline in the use of illicit drugs. However, as reported by the NY Times, we are now seeing the drug scene move towards the abuse of prescription painkillers. This may or may not come as a surprise to some. The most current National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides the statistics that back the statement that America is shifting away from illicit drugs…

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Increasing Marijuana Use by Teens More Common Than Cigarettes Impairs Driving Causes Other Problems

*+-It’s bad enough that teens are smoking marijuana at the highest rate in thirty years, outnumbering even those that smoke cigarettes, but they are often willing to drive after doing so constituting a very dangerous combination. A new study by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) showed that more than a third of teens are confident that smoking weed has no effect on them when they drive. It’s no surprise then that about one in five teens reported that they had driven after smoking marijuana. The same numbers of teens think that alcohol doesn’t have a negative…

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New Report Finds More Mental Health Woes In College Kids Who Abuse Prescription Drugs

*+-It’s no secret that while in college, a large proportion of students become involved in complicated and dangerous activities that have nothing to do with their educations. The sorority and fraternity systems are known for their heavy alcohol abuse and along with alcohol consumption can come overdoses, injuries and risky sexual activity. But in recent years, prescription drug abuse has become a rising problem. Now, there are more mental health woes in college kids who abuse prescription drugs. A new study published the results of a survey of 26,000 American college students, completed in 2008. There were forty college campuses…

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