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