Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff in Narconon
June 13, 2024

Narconon Staff Member Turning Personal Experience into Purposeful Advocacy

The Deputy Executive Director of Narconon Yunlin, Shen Ji Chen (Jimmy) was recently honored for his dedication and service to the community after opening a drug rehabilitation center (Narconon Yunlin). The honor was awarded to 100 Yunlin citizens and was proudly accepted by Shen Ji Chen and his staff.


Xanax, One of America’s Most Addictive Drugs

Despite being an approved medication intended to treat panic disorders and anxiety, Xanax is also a mind-altering drug that has the potential to cause unwanted—even dangerous—side effects, addiction included. Some research shows Xanax is one of the most popular drugs currently sought for its mind-altering effects.


Editorial Staff in News
May 16, 2024

Why We Should Be Concerned About Increasing LSD Use

Hallucinogens are making a comeback, with LSD being one of the most frequently sought hallucinogens, especially among millennials. It’s essential to understand what LSD is, why it should be avoided, and what to do for someone who is using it.


Stress Takes the Lead as a Primary Reason Why Young People Turn to Drugs and Alcohol

For years, peer pressure was recognized as the most common factor that precipitated youth drug use, particularly first-time drug use. However, a recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cited stress as now eclipsing peer pressure as the primary reason why young people experiment with mind-altering substances.


Editorial Staff in Drug Information
April 25, 2024

Codeine: Addictive and Potentially Dangerous

What began as a seemingly innocent cough medicine is now increasingly known for its mind-altering and addictive properties. People should understand what codeine is, and they should also know that the Food and Drug Administration changed how it monitors codeine. Codeine is addictive, evidenced by the people who’ve become hooked on it.


What Is the Scope of Synthetic Cannabinoid Abuse Today?

Synthetic cannabinoids are a relatively new drug of concern, a man-made substance similar to cannabis but made in a lab. Such drugs often produce very different effects than one might expect from cannabis, and users can rarely predict what chemicals will be in any given batch of synthetic cannabinoids.


Synthetic Drugs Increasingly a Problem for Young Americans

This article defines what synthetic drugs are, focusing on synthetic cathinones, synthetic cannabinoids, and synthetic opioids. The article also presents evidence showing how these substances have become increasingly popular in the 21st century, especially among young Americans in their teens and twenties.


Editorial Staff in Drug Information
March 21, 2024

Meth Addiction Now a Leading Cause of Drug-Related Death

Methamphetamine addiction has been a problem plaguing Americans for decades. However, it has only been in recent years that meth overdose deaths began to outstrip usual figures by alarming proportions. The spike in meth-related deaths has coincided with the addition of potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl into the drug supply, putting all people with a meth addiction in extreme danger of a lethal overdose.


Editorial Staff in Opioid Crisis
March 14, 2024

Statistics on Heroin Addiction, One of America’s Longest-Lasting Addiction Nightmares

This article defines what heroin is, lists the many side effects users experience, and shows the trajectory of heroin addiction over time. Heroin is one of the longest-lasting drug problems in the country, and it is still a serious issue today.


Cocaine Experimentation Now More Lethal Than Ever

Cocaine experimentation and addiction have been a problem in the U.S. for several decades. The drug received a significant amount of media attention in the mid and late 20th century, but it has since been relegated to the background with the onset of the opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, cocaine use is still prevalent and very harmful. And today, more people are dying from using the drug than ever before.