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Karen in Drug information
October 21, 2020

So-Called “Study Drugs” Commonly Mis-Used

Treatment of classroom and behavior problems with stimulants has had a very widespread and dangerous side effect: the diversion of these stimulants to illicit use. This is mostly due to the myth that they enhance a person's ability to succeed academically.

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Karen in Drug-Related News
March 7, 2020

Important Update for Families from the 2019 Drug Threat Assessment

Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration reports on the biggest drug threats in our country because those threats never stay the same two years in a row. These annual reports can arm parents with enough information to warn their children of the intense, life-threatening risks of drug use.

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Stimulant Addiction Comes Roaring Back onto the National Stage

If we focus too closely on the opioid epidemic, we could miss the growing problem with abuse of stimulants such as methamphetamine and cocaine, and prescription drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall and others. Just like opioids, these drugs can be deadly.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
December 25, 2018

Adderall—Controversial Medicine, Addictive Drug, and Twin Brother to Methamphetamine

The truth about opioid pain reliever drugs and their stark similarities to heroin and other illegal street opioids is more than well known. But what about the common amphetamine drug Adderall?

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Karen in Drug Information
September 27, 2018

Drug Enforcement Administration Updates List of Slang Terms for Drugs

For parents and professionals, knowing the slang terms for popular drugs might mean the difference between detecting drug use and addiction and missing it. The DEA has just published an updated list of drug slang that can help with this vital task.

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Karen in Drug information
June 15, 2018

Why Abuse of Stimulants Could Be Our Next National Drug Emergency

For the last several years, America has been focused on overcoming an epidemic of opioid addiction. But as we fight this problem, are we unintentionally setting the stage for an epidemic of stimulant abuse?

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Sue Birkenshaw
May 20, 2018

Does America’s Academic Culture Practically Demand Addictive Drug Use?

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.

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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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Karen in Prescription stimulants
November 16, 2017

Are We Overlooking the Threat of Prescription Stimulant Abuse?

Prescription stimulant abuse isn’t making the headlines but that doesn’t mean that parents should dismiss it as a threat to their children. Every child needs to learn how addictive these drugs can be.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Narconon
April 10, 2013

ADHD Drug Abuse Increases Among Teens And College Students

High school and college students in the United States are demonstrating less concern about the nonmedical use of Adderall and other stimulants, which are often prescribed for a diagnosis of ADHD, something that has been in question in recent years.

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