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 Prescription drug abuse
February 20, 2018

The Opioid Crisis Infiltrates America’s Farmlands

You might think the great farms in America’s heartlands are the last places that drug addiction or overdose deaths would be problems. A recent survey of rural communities proves that even these areas have been infiltrated.

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Karen in Drug Information
February 20, 2018

What is the Right Jail Sentence for Dealers of Deadly Fentanyl?

In January 2018 in New Jersey, two men were sentenced for possession of enough fentanyl to wipe our New Jersey and New York City. Did they get the right jail sentences for traffickers with that much of a deadly drug?

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Karen in National News
February 19, 2018

Narconon Centers Around the World Celebrate 52nd Anniversary

On Monday, February 19, 2018, the international Narconon network celebrated its fifty-second anniversary of helping those who were once addicted. We send our thanks to our staff, the families who would not give up and those individuals who chose us for their recoveries.

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Karen in Drug Information
February 11, 2018

Is the FDA’s Warning that Kratom Is a Dangerous Opioid Justified?

In February 2018, the Commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning that the legal drug kratom has opioid properties. This warning resulted from new research and a growing number of reports of death resulting from its use.

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Karen in Alcohol
January 19, 2018

Red Face After Drinking? A Dead Giveaway of Alcohol’s Damaging Effects

When some people drink, they get a deeply flushed face. Why? Their bodies can’t keep up with the toxic burden of alcohol so a dangerous by-product called acetaldehyde accumulates. Actually, this chemical is doing a lot more damage than making one’s face red.

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Karen in Prescription drugs
January 19, 2018

The Heavy Burden of Drugs that Killed Tom Petty

January 19, 2018: The Los Angeles County Coroner released the results of the toxicology analysis for Tom Petty. His death has now been ruled an accidental drug overdose, with opioids and benzodiazepines causing him to stop breathing.

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Karen in Prescription drugs
January 16, 2018

The Birth of a Drug-Addled Nation

How did America get to the point of losing 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses in one year? We’ve traveled a long road to get to this point and in truth, most people haven’t even noticed the journey.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
January 11, 2018

New CDC Statistics Reveal Deepening Drug Epidemic

New evidence compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that we do not yet have the opioid epidemic or the loss of life from drug overdoses under control yet. We’re not even close.

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Karen in Alcohol
January 10, 2018

New Research Reveals Alcohol’s Destructive Power

Anyone who has ever drunk too much knows that alcohol has the power to make us feel lousy the next morning. Now, new research reveals that alcohol also has the ability to shred our DNA, leaving us more susceptible to some kinds of cancer.

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Karen in Prescription drugs
January 4, 2018

Solving the Opioid Crisis: What Has to Happen to Return Prescription Control to the Right Hands? Part III

Let’s take a look at an ideal world—a world where drugs are only given when they are truly needed to improve health, where there is no undue or skewed influence causing patients to ask for specific types of medication, where doctors use nothing but an honest education to make their choices. What might have to happen to take us in the direction of this ideal world?

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