Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Probation Officer Supports The Narconon Of Georgia Program

Drug related crime is something that has caused a major problem in the U.S. The Narconon program has, over the years, worked with many in different enforcement groups to help those who have fallen into crime because of drugs, to … Continue reading

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Marijuana As A Gateway Drug Could Be Causing Nationwide Epidemic

A recent Yale study, which may be viewed online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, concluded that marijuana is definitely a gateway drug. The study focused on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from the years … Continue reading

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Why Are Nearly Twenty Percent Of Students Getting High During The School Day

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse recently conducted a study focused on drug and alcohol use among high school students during the school day. The results were surprising: 17 percent of American high school students are smoking cigarettes, … Continue reading

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A New Kind Of Peer Pressure That Is Fueling Addiction

There is a new kind of peer pressure that teens are faced with today. It is appropriately referred to as digital peer pressure. Social networks such as Myspace, Twitter and Facebook have become so popular that nearly every teen holds … Continue reading

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Problem Of Drinking Amongst College Freshman Not Going Away

College symbolizes independence, higher education, widening horizons.  But for a freshman crossing the campus for the first time, it can be intimidating.  When the stress of the first semester gets to be too much, drinking appears to be the way … Continue reading

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Which Are More Dangerous Synthetics Or Illicits

The international drug epidemic can add synthetic drugs to the top of their list of flare-ups.  Though touted as safer alternatives, these new and increasingly popular substances may in fact be more dangerous than their traditional alternatives. The most obvious … Continue reading

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A Brief History Of Painkiller Abuse

Americans’ problems with pain meds go back a century or more for medicinal purposes as well as recreational. The primary ingredient in the substances comes from the poppy plant which has been around for thousands of years. The active ingredient … Continue reading

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Why Suburban Teens Are Most At Risk For Heroin Use

Heroin use and suburban teens are two terms that don’t feel like they belong in the same sentence. When many think of suburban teens they think of soccer, video games, driving tests and even the problem. They don’t think of … Continue reading

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Link Found Between Mental Health Disorders And Long Term Opioid Use

According to a recent study a link has been found between those suffering from mental health disorders and the long term use of opioid drugs. The study, featured in a magazine called Pain reported that those that suffered from, or … Continue reading

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How Underage Drinking Is Gateway To Drug Use: Understanding Symptoms

If you are a parent of a teenager today, you face challenges in keeping your teen safe from dangers that may not have been there for your parents. For example, while there have been alcohol abuse and underage drinking as … Continue reading

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