KAREN

Karen

After a few years working at the Narconon center in Oklahoma, Karen has been researching drug trends around the world and writing reports and articles on addiction and recovery for seven years.


Karen in Drug Rehab
January 9, 2017

Navigating the Bewildering Task of Selecting a Drug Rehab Program

When someone you love is addicted and you’re looking for a recovery program, it’s an intensely stressful and traumatic time. You need something right now but at the same time, you want something that will truly enable a person to stay sober afterwards. What do you need to know to choose the right program?

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Karen in Drug prevention
January 6, 2017

Identifying Drug Use Could be #1 Parenting Skill of the Future

It’s a story that has played out far too often: A teenager dies of an overdose but the family is blindsided. “He never used a drug before!” says mother. Maybe – maybe not. Identifying the mental, emotional and behavioral changes drug use makes in your teens could be an essential skill to save their lives.

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Karen in Drug prevention
January 6, 2017

Save Your Teen by Spotting Changes that Result from Drug Use

Far too often, drug use progresses to addiction and even an overdose death without a parent realizing what the real problem was. It’s more important than ever that a parent know how to identify the mental, emotional and behavioral changes that occur when a teen begins to use drugs.

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Karen in Health risks
January 1, 2017

What Stars Did We Lose in 2016 to Drugs or Alcohol?

It seemed like 2016 was stealing away some of our favorite cultural icons – many, far too young. Was their current or past drug and alcohol abuse responsible for shortening their lives?

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Karen in Drug Rehab
January 1, 2017

Your New Year’s Resolutions and the Power of Decision

New Year’s is the time many of us make resolutions for the following year. But an addicted person has lost so much of his (or her) power of decision. Narconon has helped tens of thousands of people recover that life skill, resulting in a brighter future.

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Karen in Drug prevention
December 30, 2016

Urgent Call to Action for All Parents: More Drug Prevention Needed

It’s never been more vital for parents to prepare children for the drug-filled environments they’re growing up in. It’s not just a matter of drugs being available – the drugs on the market have never been more deadly.

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Karen in Pharmaceutical companies
December 29, 2016

$44 Million Penalty Suggests Pharma Distributors Complicit in Overprescribing

In New York City, Queens pharmaceutical distributor and its parent company. Kinray, LLC will be paying a $10 million penalty and parent company Cardinal will be yielding an additional $34 million to the DEA. Their offenses? Failing to report drugstores making excessive orders of addictive substances.

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Karen in Alcohol
December 26, 2016

Hosting a New Year’s Party? 10 Tips for Getting Everyone Home Safely

So you’re having people over for New Year’s! That’s great! Have fun! And also make sure everyone makes it home safely afterward. Now more than ever, our society is holding hosts and drinking establishments responsible for the safety of guests and patrons.

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Karen in Drug Information
December 26, 2016

The Deadly Fentanyl Family of Drugs

Until a few years ago, few people had ever heard of the prescription drug fentanyl. But now, not only is fentanyl popular on the illicit market, but other dangerous drugs from this family are making their way into our supplies of street drugs.

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Karen in Marijuana
December 23, 2016

Should Parents be Tolerant of Marijuana Use by Teens or Young Adults?

One thing is for sure: There is plenty of confusing information circulating about marijuana. One faction claims it’s harmless and even medicinal. The other faction holds the opinion that this drug is dangerous in many ways. Caught in the middle are our young citizens. Teens and young adults can hardly be blamed for thinking the substance is benign. Should parents just give in and let youth do what they want?

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Karen in Drug prevention
December 15, 2016

Declines in Youth Drug Use Offer a Bright Spot of Hope

Every year, the Monitoring the Future survey allows us to examine trends in drug and alcohol use among our teens. In this new report, the fact that teen use of most drugs continued their decline provides a bright spot amid concerns about our national opioid epidemic.

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Karen in Addiction
December 14, 2016

As Opioid Use Increases, More Newborns Suffer

A new study reveals the rapidly increasing number of newborns struggling with sickness and discomfort when they are no longer exposed to the opioids their mothers were consuming.

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Karen in Alcohol
December 14, 2016

Want to Lower Chances of Cancer? Skip the Alcohol

A new study has reinforced earlier research that alcohol is associated with increased risk of cancer. While the alcohol-cancer connection has been made before, this study was the first one to associate melanoma (skin cancer) with alcohol intake.

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Karen in Drug prevention
December 12, 2016

New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office Takes to Social Media to Prevent Overdose Deaths

When it comes to heroin and painkiller addiction and overdoses, the Northeast United States has been very hard hit. In Hackensack, New Jersey, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO) decided to fight back using social media tools.

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