The Lies and Manipulation of Addiction

The Words that Can Help You Discover the Truth   It can take a family a very long time to realize that the problems they are having with a loved one are actually addiction. In the case of a son or daughter, there’s usually been trust and love for many years. When addiction shows up, there’s a whole new playbook, one that the family is not prepared for. In this new scenario, it becomes necessary to disregard the lies and focus on the real situation: the addiction. With a spouse, it’s a little different. Gradually, that person that was loved…

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Golf Tournament Raises Money to Save Lives From Addiction

When a teenager chooses to turn to drug use, one could say that they are giving up the power to control their own life just as their life is beginning. Drug substances can quickly destroy an individual’s health, relationships and general outlook on life, robbing from them their drive to set and achieve life goals and become a productive, happy and contributing member of society. For parents of these young individuals, there may be few things as upsetting, frustrating and confusing as watching their teenager sink into the trap that is drug use, abuse and addiction. When this does occur,…

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10 Tips on How to Become a “Prevention Parent”

This year, National Prevention Week is being observed between May 17th and May 23rd. This is a time to put the focus on how young people can be steered away from drug use or underage alcohol use. Most parents truly want their kids to stay sober and drug-free but may not know how to ensure this happens. For this occasion, Narconon would like to offer parents tips on how to be a Prevention Parent. 1. Stay sober yourself. Drink lightly or not at all. Never, ever drink and drive and see that your kids know you will never do this.…

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Oklahoma Urging Pharmacies to Join Efforts in Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse

One of the most troubling drug abuse and addiction problems that currently affect our nation is the problem of prescription drug abuse. This includes the misuse of prescription drugs that are given by valid prescription – either by taking more than recommended or by taking them in ways other than recommended – as well as the illegal use of prescription drugs without a valid prescription. Like every other state in the country, the state of Oklahoma suffers their fair share of these problems. In fact, prescription drug overdose deaths in the state of Oklahoma kill more residents each year than…

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Parenting and Drug Use: The Worst Mix in the World

With just a quick look around, it would be far too easy to collect a stack of stories that prove that parenting and drug use are not only a terrible idea, it can be deadly. In the case of marijuana use, it’s common for intoxicated parents to lose track of time. This is a characteristic of this drug’s effects. When children are involved, however, time is very often of the essence and a child’s life can be – and has been – lost when time passes unrecognized. As reported by Parents Opposed to Pot, a Colorado woman parked her SUV…

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Risks of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

Ten years ago, it would have been unthinkable: Pregnant women advising each other to smoke marijuana. But now, take a look at just about any pregnancy forum and you’ll find posts on this topic with strong opinions on each side. For some women, early pregnancy is a grueling time. They go through severe nausea and vomiting for several weeks. The world learned more about this problem as, in the UK, Princess Kate would disappear from view for days at a time during her early pregnancies. She was hospitalized multiple times to prevent damage to her baby due to her inability…

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Go-Kart Challenge Utilized Impaired Vision Goggles to Show Dangers of Alcohol Abuse

Few individuals truly understand the full and damaging effects of alcohol abuse, and many may believe that it is honestly quite safe to consume moderate amounts of alcohol and then proceed to do things they’d normally do. Many individuals even believe that it is perfectly safe to drive a motor vehicle after consuming some alcohol. However, the truth is that the sedative effects of alcohol consumption can come on gradually and subtly, which is one of the primary reasons for why it is so dangerous – the individual himself is somewhat oblivious to its true nature. However, as much as…

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Teens Should be Warned about Deadly New Drug MXE

Zachary Grazier was an attractive, dark-haired young man living in a classic American town on the Pamlico River in North Carolina. When he was 20 years old, he died as a result of his use of a new drug on the market, MXE or methoxetamine. A contributing factor in his death was the fact that his friends convinced him that this drug was harmless because it was legal to sell North Carolina. To find justice for her son, Zachary’s mother launched a website called Justice for Zach to help promote the danger of MXE, noting that emergency medical technicians don’t…

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Should the Legal Drinking Age be Raised to 25?

In the last few years, new studies have shed light on the age that young people reach physical maturity and it’s not 18. It’s also not 21. It’s 25. Numerous scientists studying the effects of alcohol or drugs on teens and young adults have made the statement that physical maturity, especially of the brain and nervous system, does not occur until a person reaches 25. While a person is still growing and developing physically, it’s understandable that drugs or alcohol could have a more profound effect on the body than when they are older. After all, when alcohol or drugs…

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Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Vows to Tackle Substance Abuse Epidemic in the U.S.

The problems of drug abuse and addiction are on the rise in the United States, with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimating that over twenty-three million Americans suffer from drug abuse and addiction problems and need professional treatment. Unfortunately, many of the individuals who need help addressing and overcoming these problems don’t receive the help they need, for any number of reasons. It may be that they don’t understand what drug abuse and addiction actually are, and therefore don’t believe they are suffering from it.

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