What if we didn’t focus on the heroin epidemic or marijuana but just raised drug-free kids?

I’m watching the headlines these days and there’s so much about this drug or that – Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death triggered plenty of media coverage on the increase in heroin abuse. Zohydro is in the news as a future opiate painkiller formulation that has the potential to be easily abused by anyone with a taste for opiates. Medical marijuana is approved in state after state and several more states have this initiative on the ballot. One celebrity after another is cited or goes to jail for a DUI until it seems like no one is left sober. After a while,…

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Saving Our Youth: Study Finds Most Alcohol, Drug Abuse Starts in Teen Years

Recent surveys of teens and young adults have turned up a startling new fact. More than one study finds most alcohol, drug abuse starts in teen years. Just when our young people should be getting educations and preparing for their lives, many are starting to abuse alcohol and drugs and risking addiction. There are several situations that increase a teen’s risk for abusing drugs or alcohol. These are when: The young person is depressed He or she suffers from low self-esteem The young person manifests early signs of aggressive behavior He or she feels rejected socially Parents do not provide…

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Teenage Drug Abuse Reveals the Inadequacy of Drug Education Outreach

There are some signs of improvement in recent surveys of teenage drug abuse, but those improvements are offset by areas in which the situation is worse. When the situation is viewed as a whole, what is obvious is that our young people are not getting the message that drug use is destructive. For example, alcohol abuse by teens is down. But marijuana and Ecstasy abuse are higher, in fact, marijuana use has been increasing for the last four years straight. The latest news shows one specific teenage drug abuse statistic that is even more shocking. A new survey has found…

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With More than Half of All High School Students Abusing Drugs, Should Parents be Using More Drug Tests?

Parents should take note of recent reports on drug abuse among teens and young adults and also those that find that when parents speak out against drug abuse, drug abuse statistics are lower. According to the most recent Monitoring the Future report on drug use among our schoolchildren, by the time they graduate from high school, more than half have abused an illicit drug or prescription drug. Is there anything parents should do to prevent drug use among their children or should they just rely on home or school drug tests? Certainly parents come in all shapes and sizes. Some…

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Why I started doing Narconon drug education?

Narconon graduate shares why he started doing drug education. You know, drug education for me was foreign in the beginning because I’m so used to working with adults. I said, “What am I going to talk to a little kid about?” Then once I started doing it, I realized I could turn around a person in 45 minutes with giving him a piece of data that he didn’t have before. And I’m coming from experience. I’m not a police man out there telling them don’t do drugs. I’m telling them why. And then I’m asking them if they got it.…

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Narconon Drug Education in Russia

Narconon Russia has been putting forth a lot of effort to clear the streets in Moscow of medications for making desomorphine as well as other drugs. Desomorphine is a drug cooked with some acids and other chemicals like drain cleaner and transformed into a cheap and toxic street drug. It is 25 times more toxic than heroin . One shot cost about $2 so almost anyone can afford it. It’s not even illegal to buy the substances you need to create it. It’s just illegal to mix it up and cook it, but there hasn’t really been a way to…

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Narconon Drug Education | The Way to Happiness

Narconon International has been delivering the Narconon First Step program to The Way to Happiness school children in Mazatlan to help bring drug awareness and drug rehabilitation solutions to their community. One section of the Narconon First Step program utilizes The Way to Happiness to help others live a happier life. TRANSCRIPTION: Title Narconon First Step and “The Way to Happiness” School for the children of Mazatlan. Opening A volunteer helps poor children in Mazatlan, State of Sinola, Mexico to learn about ethics and precepts toward happiness. PATY CAPACETA As a teacher of The Way to Happiness, I think the…

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