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Karen in Drug-Related News
April 5, 2018

The Ever-Changing World of Deadly Drugs and Addiction

In the world of drug use and addiction, only one thing is certain: This world will never stop changing. New drugs will appear and old ones will fade away. Supply and demand will ebb and flow. The only way to stay safe and protect your family is to stay aware of the changes that might affect your loved ones.

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Karen in Drug Education
March 19, 2018

Is There Really Such a Thing as a “Gateway Drug”?

Most people have some kind of understanding of the idea of a gateway drugs—drugs that that are likely to lead to the use of more dangerous, deadly and addictive drugs. But some people argue that the gateway concept does not exist. Is this true or is this claim a dangerous muddling of the truth?

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Karen in Drug Rehab
March 9, 2018

7 Reasons We Must Avoid “Tunnel Vision” as We Fight Addiction

As we work to solve America’s problems with drug addiction and overdoses, there’s an intense focus on opioids alone. Letting ourselves develop this kind of tunnel vision could result in our overlooking some truly vital aspects of our nation’s problems with drugs and addiction.

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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 overdoses
November 14, 2017

Have Overdose Deaths Finally Maxed Out?

Many people are waiting for the day when drug overdose deaths max out and begin to decline. Have we reached that point yet? Not even close.

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Karen in Drug-Related News
October 26, 2017

What Does the New National Drug Threat Assessment Tell Us?

Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration publishes a new assessment of the threat posed to American lives and safety from drug abuse.

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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 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 Health risks
June 20, 2017

The Tragic and Unnecessary Loss of Carrie Fisher

Carrie was a hero to millions of people since her appearance in the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Unfortunately, she was almost as well known for her drug and mental health problems as she was for her famous performance as Princess Leia.

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Karen in Signs of drug use
February 13, 2017

When Is it VITAL to Stop Trusting Your Child? When You See These Signs of Heroin Use

The young woman was painfully thin, soaking in warm bathtub to relieve the aches of heroin withdrawal. She didn’t understand why her mother had dropped in to see her at college or how her mother knew she was using heroin.

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