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.


Did Portugal Really Legalize All Drugs?

I hear people say: “America should legalize all drugs because Portugal did it and everything was fine.” Actually, that’s not true. It’s time to look at exactly what Portugal did in relation to their drug problem and what the result was.

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Karen in Dealing with Addiction
May 10, 2018

The Myth of Drug Addiction: “I’m Only Hurting Myself.”

There’s a common opinion among those who are addicted that they are only hurting themselves. This is far from the truth but it can be hard to convince the addicted person because of the effects of the drugs or alcohol on their responsibility and morality.

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Karen in Drug trafficking
May 8, 2018

Is Drug Trafficking the Same as Domestic Terrorism?

Recently, I wrote an article about two drug dealers arrested with enough fentanyl to kill everyone in New Jersey and New York City. This turned out to be an incredibly hot topic with readers because of the brief jail sentences they received. Should they actually have been charged with domestic terrorism?

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Karen in Drug Prevention
May 6, 2018

The Problems with Drug Legalization No One Wants to Talk About

There are many loudly-vocal advocates who claim that the only solution to our drug problem is to make drugs legal, or to at least decriminalize them. Why would this be a disastrously bad idea?

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Karen in Drug Information
May 3, 2018

One of the Newest Threats on the Street: Gray Death

Illicit drug dealers have long given their drugs catchy nicknames in the hopes of luring customers back to buy more of a particular product. But when they nicknamed a combination of opioids “gray death,“ that was a grim predictor of the overdose deaths to result from this product.

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Karen in Dealing with Addiction
May 2, 2018

Save a Generation, Save Our Children!

Our headlines are peppered with news about opioids, marijuana and recently, stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine.

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Karen in Alcohol
April 24, 2018

Alcohol and Its Ties to Injuries, Suicide, and Violence

We all want an enjoyable world to live in, one in which we feel free to plan our futures. Too many people fail to realize that for millions, alcohol is ruining any possibility of a pleasant, enjoyable future.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
April 23, 2018

The Opioid User’s Intensely Dangerous Life Revealed

It can take years for a family to realize that all the problems they are seeing in a loved one’s life add up to addiction. Even when they do know, they often don’t realize the incredible risks their loved one takes each day by injecting uncontrolled illicit drugs.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
April 23, 2018

Why this “Flat Graph” is Only Partly Good News

The CDC maintains a running tally of the number of lives lost to drug overdoses in the United States. The last few months, a chart of these numbers is nearly flat, showing a pause in the rampant increases of prior months. Why isn’t this totally fabulous news?

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Karen in Recovery
April 20, 2018

More States Take Action to Fight Opioids But Is This the Right Target?

In Delaware and Louisiana, recent legislation has been enacted to fight each state’s problem with opioids. But is legislation—no matter how effective—going to enable us to eliminate our problem with addiction and overdose deaths?

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