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Karen in Peer pressure
December 26, 2017

The Social Norms We Must Change to Save Lives

There are hundreds of social norms shaping the way we think about alcohol and drug use use. But are norms dangerous? Useful? Rational? Are some of them leading to a loss of life? Should we re-evalute the norms we accept without even thinking about them?

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Karen in Prescription drug abuse
December 3, 2017

Is Our “Pill-For-Everything” Mentality Damaging Our Young Adults?

On college campuses, the misuse of prescription painkillers, stimulants and alcohol has forced schools to rally around those in recovery. But why are so many students having this problem?

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Karen in Drug-Related News
December 1, 2017

Latest Figures on Drug and Alcohol Deaths Reveal Surprising Statistics

The Centers on Disease Control and Prevention just released figures on the number of Americans we lost to drugs or alcohol in 2015. How much worse were these numbers compared to 1999?

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Karen in Addiction
November 13, 2017

Should Drug Addiction Prevent Someone from Buying a Gun?

Guns and addiction to alcohol or drugs could be a very bad mix. Should states allow a person using or addicted to drugs or alcohol to possess or use a gun?

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Karen in Red Ribbon Week
October 18, 2017

For Parents: A Lesson in Effective Prevention for Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week occurs every October, offering communities a consistent anti-drug message to deliver to youth. It’s also a good time for parents to take a look at how to increase the effectiveness of their anti-drug messages to their children.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
August 8, 2017

Salvation: Heroes on the Front Lines of the Drug Battlefield

The American epidemic of opioid addiction hits millions of people hard every day, including first responders. Two grateful individuals whose lives were saved went out of their way to thank their saviors.

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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 Impaired driving
May 13, 2017

In Fatal Traffic Accidents, More Drivers Are Drugged Than Drunk

A new report reveals that for the first time, a higher number of drivers who recently died in car crashes were drugged than were drunk. Forty-three percent of these drivers had used a legal or illegal drug compared to 37% who exceeded the legal limit for alcohol.

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Karen in Alcohol
May 2, 2017

In Whiteclay, Nebraska, A Sigh of Relief as Beer Stores Close

Four liquor stores in Whiteclay, NE (population 14) have been selling 4 million beers each year. The most severe effects have been felt on the adjacent Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where possession of alcohol is illegal. But now, those stores are shuttered.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
April 25, 2017

Special for Prom Season: How Teens Hide Alcohol Use from Parents

Yes, it’s prom season. A time of excitement, shopping, tuxedos, long dresses and corsages. In the minds of many young people, this time of year becomes a game of seeing what they can get away with, including plenty of alcohol consumption.

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