DRUG ABUSE

Karen in Signs of drug use
October 17, 2018

Identifying a Loved One’s Drug Use May be Trickier than You Think

There’s all kinds of articles about the signs and symptoms of drug use. But if your loved one is clever about hiding his or her drug use, you may have to look deeper to find the real source of problems.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
June 25, 2018

The Subtle, Invisible and Deadly Pressure to Remain Silent

There’s nothing so awfully bad about keeping your cards close to your chest. You don’t have to reveal everything you know to everyone. But in this world we live in today, there is simply way too much silence.

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Karen in Family Help
October 6, 2017

Youth Drug Use: What Subtle Signs Should Parents Be Looking For?

It’s very, very easy to miss the signs of drug use because drug users are trying to keep their use a secret. Parents need to know what subtle signs to look for to keep their children safe.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
July 9, 2017

We MUST Teach Our Young People: DEATH is a Side Effect of Drug Abuse

It’s so much more pleasant to be loving, trusting and supportive. But you must know when to change gears to prevent the destruction of a person’s future, hopes and even their life. It starts with your own education on drugs and addiction and the education of your teens. Even with young adults, you can still initiate conversations that could save their lives.

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Erica in Methamphetamine
May 24, 2017

5 Ways Meth Destroys Your Body

Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous, addictive, and lethal drug that can cause irreparable damage to the body by destroying the basic cognitive functions and physical health. It is so powerful that it can alter the chemistry of the brain and cause permanent damage.

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Karen in Costs of drug abuse
April 17, 2017

How Much Are YOU Paying for the Drug and Alcohol Abuse of Americans?

It’s very likely the majority of Americans think drug abuse and addiction are problems that don’t directly affect them. Unless it’s present in their household, they’re free of any effects, right? Actually, no.…

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Karen in Workplace drugs
March 28, 2017

Increasing Positive Drug Tests Send American Jobs to Immigrants

While immigration controversies hit the front pages of news media over the last year, behind the headlines, America’s drug problem has been turning some jobs over to drug-free immigrants.

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Karen in Signs of drug use
February 7, 2017

Spotting Subtle (or Not So Subtle) Signs of Drug Abuse in Your Neighborhood

America has experienced an unprecedented growth in the number of people using drugs and even the number of drugs available to be used. It’s more important than ever before that you be able to identify signs of drug use in your community.

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Karen in Drug Rehab
February 4, 2017

How High is Your Child’s Risk Factor for Using Drugs? Check Out This List

The World Health Organization recently released a comprehensive report on marijuana use around the world, including in that report a list of factors that tend to increase the risk of drug use in youth. Do you see these risk factors in your child’s life?

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Karen in Drug Information
January 20, 2017

Unique Maps Help Us Grasp the Extent of Losses from Addiction

We all see news headlines or articles on the internet about a local person lost to an overdose or a celebrity going to rehab. But it can be hard to get a grip on what’s really happening across this country. A young man who lost his bother to drugs set out to change that.

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