Sue Birkenshaw

Sue has worked in the addiction field with the Narconon network for three decades. She has developed and administered drug prevention programs worldwide and worked with numerous drug rehabilitation centers over the years. Sue is also a fine artist and painter, who enjoys traveling the world which continues to provide unlimited inspiration for her work. You can follow Sue on Twitter, or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Sue Birkenshaw in Marijuana Use
August 30, 2018

Redefining What Makes an Impaired Driver

For as long as there have been cars, there have been drunk drivers. But now there are not only drunk drivers, there are enough people impaired on other drugs that our law enforcement systems need to catch up with this new phenomenon.


Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Use
August 28, 2018

The Effects of Ecstasy on the Brain

The drug Ecstasy has been labeled as one of the most popular drugs for teens, young adults and adolescents, and is one of the most dangerous and damaging drugs in existence.


Sue Birkenshaw in Alcohol Addiction
August 26, 2018

How to Help a Friend Who Has a Drug or Alcohol Addiction

The first thing that you need to know about helping a friend who is a drug addict or alcoholic is that you should not wait. The longer that you postpone taking action to help your friend, the harder it may be for him or her to quit.


Sue Birkenshaw in Narconon
August 18, 2018

Teenage Tobacco Use Drops But Marijuana Use Increases

Is it the 60’s all over again, minus the tie-dye shirts and peace signs? A dramatic increase in the use of marijuana among teenagers may beg this question? More importantly, what does this mean for those teenagers partaking in the use of marijuana? What they may refer to as weed, pot, grass, bud and


Sue Birkenshaw in Narconon
August 17, 2018

3 Ways to Repair Relationships Through Recovery

The story of one woman who got honest with herself and others and recovered from her addiction at Narconon Arrowhead.


Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Rehabilitation
August 15, 2018

What to do When Someone You Love Needs Drug Rehab

When someone you love needs help for a substance abuse habit that has spiraled out of control, you must find an effective rehab center. When talking to drug rehab centers, ask them about their approach to recovery and if long-term sobriety is an expected goal.


Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Information
August 14, 2018

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll Linked by Researchers

Parents naturally worry when their children grow to be teens and take off on their own for the first time. When those children head in the direction of drug use and rock and roll concerts, they are right to worry. Drug use is often associated with risky sex and other dangerous behavior.


Sue Birkenshaw in Narconon
August 13, 2018

Do You Ever Hear Your Child Talk About A Skittles Party?

Most people know that Skittles are small hard candies that come in multiple colors and flavors. Oddly enough, Skittles have become associated with drug use by youth in not just one but actually several ways.


Sue Birkenshaw in Addiction
August 12, 2018

Three Ways Stress Can Lead to Addiction

A connection between stress and substance abuse may be obvious to many. The question that remains, however, somewhat resembles the “chicken or the egg” theory. Does stress lead to addiction? Or is it addiction that leads to stress? The presence of substance abuse (drug addiction or alcoholism) produces a significant amount of stress.


Sue Birkenshaw in Marijuana Use
August 11, 2018

Ten Signs You May Be Addicted to Marijuana

Once you’re addicted, the whole shape of your life begins to shift around to focus on the use of weed. You may not even realize you’ve become addicted. To find out, check your answers to these ten questions.