A testimony from a man who completed the Narconon program talked about his experience in trying to recover from addiction. The man, who is mentioned as D.D., spent more than 10 years of his life as a drug addict, using heroin and prescription painkillers to satisfy his addiction.
When parents send their children off to college, few of them expect those children to become dependent on prescription drug abuse in order to succeed. After all, the earlier generation didn’t have pharmaceutical aids in such profusion.
The holiday season is a time that often sees drug addiction and alcoholism flaring up. A person with a substance abuse problem may end up drinking more or getting high more often as a way to cope with the stress and pressure of this time of the year.
The small and beautiful State of Vermont has been struggling with one of the country’s worst heroin and opiate painkiller epidemics. In 2014, Governor Peter Shumlin dedicated his State of the State Address to the growing problem.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Education, Drug Abuse is a Factor in the Rising Number of Homeless Children
According to data collected by school districts and reported to the state, thousands of Oklahoma children fall asleep each night on the couches or beds of friends or relatives, hundreds more stay in a hotel or motel, and some even sleep in a shelter or on the streets.
A look back through history shows that patterns of drug abuse in the U.S. never stay the same for long. In the 1950s, tranquilizers like Miltowns and plenty of alcohol were being abused. In the 1960s, it was marijuana, speed, and hallucinogens like LSD.
If there were some kind of competition for Worst Drug, krokodil would surely be in the running. If you have not heard of this drug, is a home-cooked drug that starts with codeine extracted from headache pills. In Russia, where this drug originated, you can buy these pills over the counter.
Did you ever hear that saying “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t”? That could apply to plans to use the party drug ketamine to treat depression.
Each year as the holidays approach, families may postpone their efforts to get a loved one to rehab. It may be that families are so desperate to see a loved one who was lost to addiction that they don’t even want to think about sending him (or her) away.
From October 23rd through the 31st, the staff and students of Narconon Arrowhead celebrated Red Ribbon Week, an annual event which is part of the broader Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign, sponsored by the National Family Partnership.