KAREN

Karen

For more than a decade, Karen has been researching and writing about drug trafficking, drug abuse, addiction and recovery. She has also studied and written about policy issues related to drug treatment.


Arizona Bears Brunt of New Cartel Push of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine

One of the most constant elements in the struggle to eliminate illicit drugs from American cities is the constant ability of drug trafficking organizations to change. They change the drugs they manufacture and traffic.

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Karen in Health risks
June 24, 2020

Want Robust Health and Improved Resistance to Disease? Stop These Unhealthy Habits

It's not that difficult to improve one's immunity to disease. There are some bad habits to get rid of and some healthy habits to start. If you've been concerned about the possibility of illness, it might be time to start looking at how to boost your own immune system.

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Karen in Sobriety
June 18, 2020

Can’t Go Out and Party? 12 Ways to Create a Virtual Social Life that May Be Just as Good as Your Old One

The 2020 social environment definitely presents us with unique challenges. With some ingenuity, it's possible to use all the communication tools at our disposal to create a new social life that might be just as good as the one you experienced in 2019.

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Karen in Health risks
June 18, 2020

Want Higher Resistance to Infection? Stop Using Drugs and Alcohol

Because of the threat posed by COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to protect your basic health to prevent any upper respiratory diseases like COVID-19 or pneumonia. Eliminating drug use and excessive alcohol use are key ways to improve your resistance.

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The Liabilities of Buprenorphine Treatment You Should Know About

Many families seeking addiction recovery for a loved one are told that medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine is the only way to go. It takes understanding the liabilities of buprenorphine treatment to know the answer.

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Karen in Information on U.S. States
April 30, 2020

What is it Costing America to Treat Addiction?

Every State in the Union addresses the drug abuse and addiction problems in its own way. And every State racks up huge costs in doing so. How much are we actually spending on this problem? And what is the financial burden for each working American?

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Karen in Marijuana
April 29, 2020

What is Marijuana Commercialization? And What Happens When Marijuana is Commercialized?

What does it mean for an addictive product to be commercialized – in other words, manufactured and sold solely for the purpose of making profits? Is this a good idea or one that is destructive? We’ll provide the facts and you can decide.

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Karen in Drug-Related News
April 28, 2020

Methamphetamine Is Now Assaulting the Same Regions Crippled by Opioids

For the last decade, we’ve been focused on fighting an epidemic of opioid use and overdose deaths. While we were occupied dealing with that problem, methamphetamine has made a comeback. This should be a lesson to never get too fixed on one specific drug problem.

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Karen in Sobriety
April 25, 2020

Maintaining Your Recovery During Economic and Social Stress

Yes, it is possible to maintain your recovery, even if things around you are uncertain and upsetting. It mostly takes making the decision to start things moving in a more positive direction. If there’s any influence that’s likely to cause a person in recovery to relapse, it’s stress.

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Karen in News
April 24, 2020

New Report Suggests “Safe” Injection Sites Actually Increase Crime

Controversy has surrounded facilities established to give injecting drug users a safe space with medical supervision in which they can consume their drugs. Up to now, it's been hard to tell if they were truly beneficial or actually harmful. A new report from the Government of Alberta provides a possible answer.

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