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 Alcohol
July 10, 2017

Family of Nelsan Ellis Shares His Story: Withdrawal from Alcohol Caused his Death

Two days after actor Nelsan Ellis’ death, his family shared the cause of their loss: Nelsan was trying to withdraw from heavy alcohol consumption all on his own.

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Karen in Addiction
July 9, 2017

Addiction and Its Damage No Longer an Affliction of the Young

At one time, it was primarily the young who struggled with drug use and addiction. That pattern no longer exists. New information reveals that more middle-aged Americans are continually being added to the rolls of the addicted.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
July 9, 2017

We MUST Teach Our Young People: DEATH is a Side Effect of Drug Abuse

It’s so much more pleasant to be loving, trusting and supportive. But you must know when to change gears to prevent the destruction of a person’s future, hopes and even their life. It starts with your own education on drugs and addiction and the education of your teens. Even with young adults, you can still initiate conversations that could save their lives.

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Karen in Drug Rehab
July 7, 2017

“Rogue” Suboxone Clinics Impede Real Recovery in Kentucky

In Kentucky, the Attorney General is taking on businesses distributing Suboxone the wrong way and working on legislation that would force them to do it the right way.

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Coming Soon: Accountability for Our Opioid Epidemic

Finally, there are definite signs that major pharmaceutical companies are being assigned proper accountability for contributing to America’s terrible opioid abuse epidemic.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
July 3, 2017

The Single Most Important Way to Help Kids Stay Drug-Free

Most parents talk to their children about drugs or underage drinking and express their desire that the kids stay drug-free. But there is one more step that parents should be taking that influences their ability to stay off drugs. We’ll explain.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
June 30, 2017

What Two New Forecasts of Drug Overdose Deaths Missed

In the last few weeks, two major companies have published estimates and predictions of the number of Americans who will be lost to lose to drug overdoses. But both estimates seem to miss a piece of that big picture.

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Karen in Opioids
June 29, 2017

How the U.S. Opioid Overdose Rate Misrepresents the Real Problem

In 2015, we lost 44,000 people to overdoses. But if we knew how many had been saved with naloxone, we would truly know the full extent of our crisis of opioid addiction and overdose.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
June 27, 2017

Opioid Epidemic Forecast: Half a Million Americans could be Killed in the Next 10 Years

A new article released by STAT shines a harsh light on the reality of the opioid epidemic in America. Drug overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else. There are now nearly 100 deaths each day from opioids—that number could spike up to 250 deaths a day, per the worst-case scenario put forth by STAT’s expert panel.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
June 25, 2017

Ohio’s Deaths from Opioids Soar Towards 10,000

Imagine a horrendous hurricane that wipes out an entire town. Or a disastrous earthquake that levels most the buildings in a city. Those are the kind of events you might associate with a loss of life totaling 10,000. But estimates indicate that Ohio, all by itself, might lose that many people this year to drug overdoses.

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