How Much Of A Problem Are Drugs In Schools Today

*+-Unfortunately schools are no longer the academic sanctuary that parents have depended upon for hundreds of years.  Instead, they are becoming a place of business–and the product is deadly.  A recent study shows that approximately seventeen percent of American teens drink, smoke and drug during the day. They’re smuggling it in in makeup containers, water bottles, electronic equipment, and even soaking gummy bears with alcohol in order to get drunk in class.  Ninety percent of students admit that they know where to get drugs during the school day.  Adderall is popped like candy; smoking pot is for the “in” crowd;…

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Did Prescription Abuse Drop Among Young Adults Or Has The Problem Shifted

*+-Prescription drug abuse is an unexpected but very real problem.  For many, it is the start of a long road of drug addiction leading to broken families and battered self-respect.  According to the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, however, prescription drug use is down fourteen percent among adults ages eighteen to twenty-five. This is likely due to recent measures against prescription drug abuse.  Pharmaceutical companies released a new, tamper-proof formula for products such as Oxycontin and Percocet.  The capsules now turn to gel when they come into contact with moisture, which thwarts attempts to snort or mix…

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Drug Addiction May Come From Troubled Childhood

*+-There is a bit of a stigma when it comes to teen drug users, a prejudice that compulsive and impulsive behavior leads to substance experimentation.  While this may or may not be true, a recent study shows that it may not be the attitude that causes drug abuse; it may be some kind of childhood trauma that leads to the attitude.  Therefore, a traumatic childhood may increase the risk of drug addiction. The study revealed that siblings who came from the same kind of abuse or loss did not also turn to drugs, despite otherwise compulsive behavior.  There are those…

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Would Letting Your Kids Drink Early Discourage Later Use

*+-What would you think if someone you knew gave a two-year-old child beer in his sippy cup?  This is just what happened in Pheonix, Arizona in June, and Valerie Marie Topete was arrested for child abuse.  She admitted to giving it to her own child, saying that he kept reaching for it.  Well, what if your teenage child began reaching for alcohol?  Would you allow it then? Some parents do. In fact some parents (mistakenly) believe letting kids drink alcohol early discourages later use. The long-time controversy over teenage alcohol use stems from the fact that parents believe their children…

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What Are The Newest Trends Concerning Teen Drug Use

*+-Drug addiction can come from the most unexpected places. As a result, addiction experts are urging parents to stay on top of new trends in teen drug use, as many can substances are being found around the house or gotten easily at school. While heroin, synthetic drugs and prescription drugs are common knowledge, there are dozens of surprising ways to get high and unexpected places to hide drugs.  For example: Freon Gas – Kids are finding that they can inhale or “huff” freon from air condition units to get high.  It produces a feeling similar to that of drinking alcohol,…

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Everyone Is Affected By Prescriptions Not Just Teens

*+-We all know the dangers of teen drug abuse and with the recent surge in pharmaceutical popularity, parents often have to be more concerned about what they have in their own medicine cabinets than with illicit drug use at school or parties.  But prescription drug abuse is a danger to people of all ages, not just teens. According to a 2009 report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are around sixteen million people (teens and adults) in the United States who have abused prescription drugs.  Thirteen percent of them are older adults.  They make up one-third of total…

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Website Visits To Narconon Triple In Just A Few Short Weeks

*+-Since 1966 the goal of Narconon drug rehabilitation and education has been to reach as many people as possible to not only rehabilitate addicts but prevent drug use for individuals of all ages. Our main web-site www.narconon.org has been our staple to help us bring the truth about the devastating effects of drugs to millions ever year.  Over the last weeks visits to the site have tripled allowing even more people to have a valid and informative resource on addiction, drugs, rehabilitation and prevention and education. The site has been translated into nine different languages including Spanish, Italian, French, Russian,…

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More On The Effects On Children With Drug Abuse

*+-Drug abuse is a devastating problem, tearing apart lives and changing users into people they don’t even recognize.  Addiction wracks the body and mind, sending people to extremes that they would never otherwise consider, taking over until all they can think about is how to get more drugs so they don’t feel sick any more.  Beyond the personal disgrace, broken marriages, ruined jobs, pain and suffering caused by drug abuse, in many ways it is children who receive the full brunt of it.  And the blow hits harder because of the nature of betrayal. Put yourself in the shoes of…

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Next Progression Of Prescription Addiction Is Heroin Abuse

*+-In recent years, prescription drug abuse has skyrocketed.  Products like Percocet, Vicodin and Oxycontin have been leading users down a darker path than they ever imagined.  The most recent fork in the road has led them to heroin use–a place many users swore they would never go–for the plain and simple fact that it is cheaper. The Dark Side Of Prescription Drugs Prescription opiates are very addictive, particularly when used incorrectly or over long periods of time.  One of the most dangerous things about these drugs is that addiction creeps up on you, grabbing hold when you least expect it. …

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What Problems Occur When Drinking Starts Early

*+-Drinking is an indelible part of American social life, and parents often give their children the first taste in the hopes that they will teach responsible drinking.  While alcohol use does prove safer in the home, that first sip may turn into a weekend of drinking with friends and soon those enticing spirits may be calling upon your child several times a week.  Research shows that early drinking puts kids at greater risk for alcohol abuse later in life. The Facts About Drinking A recent study of more than 1,900 children ages twelve and thirteen revealed that thirty-six percent had…

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