Narconon Centers Observe United Nations Day Against Drug Abuse

For the past 25 years, the United Nations has been sponsoring an event known as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The event exists for the purpose of raising awareness across the globe of the scope and severity of drug abuse as a public health problem, as well as of the wide-ranging implications of the criminal drug trafficking trade and the impacts that it has on society.

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Addiction Is An Unexpected Side Effect Of Weight Loss Surgery

A recent study reveals an unexpected side effect of weight loss surgery–drug addiction.  Those recovering from the gastric bypass surgery used for weight loss are at a higher risk of becoming dependent on drugs. Questionnaires were issued to 132 women and 23 men, all recovering from weight-loss surgery.  The results were astounding: illicit drug use, alcohol abuse, or prescription drug abuse increased at the time of surgery, then again at one, three, six, and twenty-four months afterwards. The Reason For The Increase There are a number of reasons for the increase.  First of all, due to the changes in the…

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Problem Of Drinking Amongst College Freshman Not Going Away

College symbolizes independence, higher education, widening horizons.  But for a freshman crossing the campus for the first time, it can be intimidating.  When the stress of the first semester gets to be too much, drinking appears to be the way out. A recent study of 77,000 freshmen at University of North Texas revealed that students tend to drink more coming into fall than in the summer, and they are inclined to drink more in a shorter period of time.  Also, they seem to “move up” in categories–those who were non-drinkers start drinking; those who drank moderately become binge-drinkers. Is It…

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