KAREN

Karen

After a few years working at the Narconon center in Oklahoma, Karen has been researching drug trends around the world and writing reports and articles on addiction and recovery for seven years.


Karen in Opioid Crisis
July 14, 2018

Missouri’s Struggle with Opioid Painkillers Revealed in Senate Report

In July 2018, a U.S. Senate report revealed the massive overprescribing of opioid painkillers to Missourians that has been going on unabated for years. This report also reveals that insufficient actions have been taken to bring this overprescribing to an end.

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Karen in Drugs and Crime
July 14, 2018

The Close Association Between Drugs and Crime

For most people, it’s no big surprise to learn that drug use and crime are inextricably linked. Understanding the reasons for this association is much harder. Harder still is breaking this pattern so an addicted person can build an enjoyable new, sober life.

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Karen in Drug Rehabilitation
July 5, 2018

How Drug Rehab Helps Your Whole Community

What would your community be like if there was no addiction? According to the National Drug Information Center, the US as a whole would save $193 billion dollars on all the damage created by drug abuse and addiction.

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Karen in Drug Use
July 2, 2018

How Drugs Affect Your Sex Life

Believe it or not, but illicit drugs aren’t the only ones that can have a great impact on one's sex life. Many prescription drugs wreak havoc on the bodies sexual system. Statins and fibrates, which are used to treat high cholesterol, are a prime example.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
June 25, 2018

The Subtle, Invisible and Deadly Pressure to Remain Silent

There’s nothing so awfully bad about keeping your cards close to your chest. You don’t have to reveal everything you know to everyone. But in this world we live in today, there is simply way too much silence.

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Karen in Alcohol
June 21, 2018

Young Binge-Drinking Women Could Damage their Bones for Life

A new study on the effects of binge drinking has revealed a new and lasting danger associated with this activity. Binge drinking during one’s younger years has been shown to have a permanently damaging effect on the strength of a woman’s bones.

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Karen in Drug Rehabilitation
June 19, 2018

A Comment on the Narconon Sauna Detoxification

In the field of addiction treatment, what is usually meant when you say “detox” is a medically supervised period of coming off the drugs a person was using. At Narconon, detoxification means something very different.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
June 18, 2018

How to Keep Your Kids Alive During This Summer’s Music Festivals

The summer is upon us and that means that music festivals are going to appear at venues across the country. Because musical events and drugs so often go together, parents should take positive action to keep their music-loving children safe.

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Karen in Drug information
June 15, 2018

Why Abuse of Stimulants Could Be Our Next National Drug Emergency

For the last several years, America has been focused on overcoming an epidemic of opioid addiction. But as we fight this problem, are we unintentionally setting the stage for an epidemic of stimulant abuse?

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Karen in Alcohol
June 12, 2018

The True Cost of that Drink in Your Hand

Imagine you go to a popular bar with friends on a Saturday night. That night, thousands of drinks will be served, some to people drinking excessively. You might not realize that every American is paying several hundred dollars a year for that excessive consumption of alcohol.

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