Ren in Cannabis
April 10, 2023

Adolescents at Three Times Greater Risk for Cannabis Addiction

Marijuana is often cited as the first drug people use, and they often use it while still young. New research suggests adolescents are three times more likely to succumb to cannabis addiction...


Ren in Drug Education
March 1, 2022

Utilizing Comprehensive Drug Education to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

How does the vicious cycle of drug abuse and alcohol misuse end? Every time a new generation comes of age, a certain percentage of those individuals experiment with drugs and alcohol. It seems inevitable, but it certainly does not have to be. If young people receive a good, open, supportive, communicative, and fact-based education with ongoing, revisited conversations with parents and teachers about drugs, they are far less likely to experiment with substances.


Karen Hadley in Drug Prevention
September 4, 2021

How Would Eliminating Addiction Improve America’s Educational Success?

Heavy drug or alcohol abuse or addiction are tough at any age. When it affects those who should be completing their educations, it can derail the entirety of their future lives.


Ren in Drug Abuse Information
June 2, 2021

Young Adults are Abusing Drugs More than Their Parents Did

According to a recent study, young people use drugs more than their parents did when their parents were young. By itself, this is concerning. But it becomes even more concerning when we find out what types of drugs the young adults of today are using.


Ren in Opioids
June 23, 2019

Opioid Prescribing to Young People Still Ongoing

For years, finding data on young adult and adolescent opioid prescribing was more akin to a deep sea treasure hunt than a cursory scan of the internet. There just wasn’t a lot of information out there. But now that’s changing. People are becoming more aware of adolescent opioid prescribing.


Ren in Drug overdoses
September 8, 2018

Adolescent Drug Overdoses Back on the Rise—Addressing a Growing Problem

There’s been a significant climb in drug overdoses amongst people under the age of eighteen. This has cropped up just in the last few years.


Sue Birkenshaw
August 13, 2014

Narconon Drug Education Activity in South Africa

One of the greater drug problems in Cape Town would be the crystal methamphetamine use. The drug is very cheap and can be bought from almost anywhere. People with not much income can also afford it. “Tik” is the street name and it’s usually smoked in a light bulb with a straw.


Karen Hadley in Drug Use
November 12, 2013

Adolescent Drug Use in the United States

Children begin to be at great risk of starting to use drugs around the age of 13 or 14. This risk gradually escalates until the age of 16, which is described as being the “pivotal year” for teenagers who are more likely to be faced with peer pressure to try drugs.


Sue Birkenshaw
May 17, 2012

Adolescent Drug Abuse Grows into Addiction Requiring Treatment

America’s young people continue to experiment with drugs in increasing numbers and at increased risk. The annual survey on adolescent drug abuse, the Monitoring the Future survey, shows that while alcohol consumption is declining slightly, more youth are abusing marijuana.