DRUG EDUCATION

Ren in Drug Education
July 7, 2019

Financial Disaster and Addiction—A Near Constant Connection

In our efforts to study, research, treat, and understand addiction, it is safe to say that we have learned quite a bit about the subject as a whole. One of the principles we’ve been able to arrive at is that addiction is not merely a crisis that comes out of nowhere and besets a person.

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Ren in Drug Education
January 29, 2019

Is Drug Abuse the Result of Bad Parenting or a Lack of Drug Education?

Wouldn’t it be incredible if a parent could look their child in the eye and know, just know , exactly what was going to become a problem for that child in the future? Every parent wants to set their kids up for a successful and happy life just as much as they can.

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Karen in Drug Education
March 19, 2018

Is There Really Such a Thing as a “Gateway Drug”?

Most people have some kind of understanding of the idea of a gateway drugs—drugs that that are likely to lead to the use of more dangerous, deadly and addictive drugs. But some people argue that the gateway concept does not exist. Is this true or is this claim a dangerous muddling of the truth?

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Karen in Drug Education
December 14, 2017

The Monitoring the Future Survey of Our Youth: Snapshot of Drug and Alcohol Use

Do you think that high school senior that’s ready to graduate has remained drug-free? If you do, there’s a 50-50 chance that you’re right.

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Aaron in Drug Education
October 30, 2017

The Truth about Kratom

If you have been paying attention to Kratom in the news over the last year, you have probably heard conflicting information. Just earlier this year the DEA came close to outlawing the drug outright but did not follow through.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Education
August 13, 2014

How Terrifyingly Easy it is to Start Using Drugs

In reading through a dozen interviews with Narconon graduates it’s very clear that it’s incredibly easy for a young person to decide to just go along with what everyone else is doing – drinking, smoking pot, even using much stronger and more deadly drugs.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Education
August 13, 2014

Marijuana: Far from the Harmless Drug Many Would Make it out to Be

If you believe all the campaigners associated with medical marijuana, cannabis is the most benign of substances.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Education
June 11, 2014

How to Keep Teens Safe From Drug Abuse as School Year Ends

From your point of view as a parent, it probably seems like the school year just started. But in the eyes of your teenaged children, it has been an eternity since the year began, and the last day of school cannot come any sooner.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Education
July 17, 2012

Teenage Drug Abuse Reveals the Inadequacy of Drug Education Outreach

There are some signs of improvement in recent surveys of teenage drug abuse, but those improvements are offset by areas in which the situation is worse. When the situation is viewed as a whole, what is obvious is that our young people are not getting the message that drug use is destructive.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Education
February 3, 2012

Should Parents be Using More Drug Tests?

With more than half of all high school students abusing drugs, should parents be drug testing their kids? Parents should take note of recent reports on drug abuse among teens and young adults and also those that find that when parents speak out against drug abuse, drug abuse statistics are lower.

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