The title may seem overly simplistic, considering that just about everyone knows that they should not do drugs. Yet, for some reason, there are about twenty-four million people in the United States who are addicted to drugs and alcohol if the assessment of the National Institute on Drug Abuse is worth anything, which it is.
One of the most common phenomena I’ve come across is parents who don’t realize that their teenaged or young adult child is using drugs. It’s easy to miss because there are a lot of changes during these years. It’s important for parents to know the subtle and not-so-subtle signs to look for that indicate drug use.
Summer is usually the time of year that most families look forward to most. School is out and it’s time to go on vacations. It can seem like a season of unlimited possibilities. While there is always a lot of fun to be had, it can also be the time of year that is most dangerous for young people.
We need to find a way to reduce the crippling drug problem that is overwhelming our country. Since the turn of the century, the number of Americans addicted to drugs and alcohol has more than tripled, more than half a million have lost their lives from this issue, and hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on the problem every year in an effort to curb it.
What happened to our millennial generation? Why are millennials more prone to drug abuse than older adults are? Why are young people in this day and age the most at risk for hard, street drug use, alcoholism, and drug-related deaths? The truth is, there are a few, key factors that predispose millenn
While some areas of drug use in the U.S. have decreased considerably amongst young adults, one significant figure that has not decreased is that of teen overdoses.
Yes, it’s prom season. A time of excitement, shopping, tuxedos, long dresses and corsages. In the minds of many young people, it’s also a time for planning secret celebrations of their own.
Every year, Superbowl advertising minutes offer an opportunity to reach more than one hundred million people in a flash. This year, viewers were served two public service announcements revealing the dangers of leaving prescription drugs unlocked, where they could be misused by youth.
The majority of parents want with all their hearts for their children to grow up drug-free, healthy and successful. But this task has never been more difficult. Narconon offers ten things parents can do right now.
It’s a story that has played out far too often: A teenager dies of an overdose but the family is blindsided. “He never used a drug before!” says mother. Maybe – maybe not. Identifying the mental, emotional and behavioral changes drug use makes in your teens could be an essential skill to save their lives.