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Drug Abuse - Parent Center

These are just a few of the questions parents are faced with today. Our mission is to provide parents with useful information and effective methods for keeping their kids away from drugs.

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Addiction Help Guide

Spot the signs, learn the steps, give real help.

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14 Rules You Must Never Break when Dealing with Addiction

Learn what to do and what not to do.

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10 Things Parents May Not Know About Marijuana

Do you really know how to answer questions about Marijauna? Get the facts.

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10 Things Your Friends May Not Know about Drugs

Uncovers some of the most common misconceptions kids (and adults) have about drugs.

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10 Things Parents May Not Know about Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse amongst teens and young adults is a serious situation these days. Find out what you can do to prevent it.

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What You Can Do About Cocaine Abuse

If you are concerned about someone using cocaine or how to prevent a young person from using, this guide can help.

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Guide to Polydrug Abuse

Mixing drugs can have unpredictable and fatal results.
Over half the overdoses are from polydrug use.

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What You Can Do About Synthetic Drug Abuse

Spice, K2 or bath salts are the most common synthetic drugs being used, but there are many others. Learn the facts about these dangerous drugs.

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Fight Back Against Heroin Abuse

More young people are trying heroin today, sometimes as a cheaper, easier-to-obtain alternative to prescription drug abuse.

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Talking to Kids About Drugs

Simple steps to effectively approach the subject of drugs with kids.



Reaching Our Children Before It's Too Late

Kids today are flooded with false information about drugs, faced with peer pressure and various media influences. The message kids receive today is that of the quick fix, less effort is better, and that one should not have to work hard for what they desire in life. This often leaves them with little ambition and a feeling that there is no game in life. Drugs can be used as a solution to boredom and the hopelessness they often feel. The risk-taking and the effects of the drugs themselves make life exciting again -- at least for a short time.

Advertising worldwide pounds them daily with messages to drink beer, smoke cigarettes, to solve any pain, discomfort, inability to sleep, or any emotional or physical problem with some medication instantly and at once with drugs. They see drugs and alcohol being used all around them, but are being told that "they" shouldn't try drugs. In the United States, the average age a young person is exposed to street drugs being tried or abuse of medical drugs is 8 years old (the third grade). This could happen even earlier if the child has grown up in a family that abuses alcohol or medications on a regular basis. Helping children to reach a sane and self-determined understanding of the truths about alcohol and other drugs can save them and the world enormous future trouble.

A full understanding of what drugs are really doing to a person and the long-term consequences, allows kids to weigh their options and come to a rational decision about them. The key to this is providing them with the correct information, but also in such a way that it relates to their world and their experiences. The Narconon program provides various drug educational information, videos and drug education booklets that contain the precise information that has been shown to increase young people's perception of risk, and help them make the decision not to use drugs. These are offered as tools for parents in educating their children.

Click to see the Narconon Parent Kit, which contains drug education materials for parents, so they can have the information they need to deal with drug-addicted children.

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