As legalization has advanced across the nation, young people increasingly see marijuana as “safe.” If it’s legal, it must be safe, right? Not so, and that’s why parents need to be prepared for an adolescent or teen son or daughter showing interest in cannabis.
Drugs are a major problem throughout Los Angeles, and one of the areas that have been hit the hardest over the years is South Central L.A. Narconon drug educators provided training to several ministers in the area to help stem the tide of drug abuse amongst young people.
Former NBA player Chris Herren has developed a unique and convincing way of showing high school students how easy it would be to get started on the road to addiction just like he did.
In January 2018 in New Jersey, two men were sentenced for possession of enough fentanyl to wipe our New Jersey and New York City. Did they get the right jail sentences for traffickers with that much of a deadly drug?
Most parents talk to their children about drugs or underage drinking and express their desire that the kids stay drug-free. But there is one more step that parents should be taking that influences their ability to stay off drugs. We’ll explain.
It’s never been more vital for parents to prepare children for the drug-filled environments they’re growing up in. It’s not just a matter of drugs being available – the drugs on the market have never been more deadly.
Southern California is a center of focus in the nationwide drug epidemic. Drug trafficking organizations transport their contraband across the border with Mexico and in through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Many drugs such as methamphetamine are even produced locally.
Among the large number of organizations which took part in National Substance Abuse Prevention Month this year were the many Narconon drug rehab centers located across the United States.
Earlier this month, a team from the Narconon New Life Retreat in Denham Springs, Louisiana set up a booth at the Livingston Parish Fair. They were there to pass out anti-drug educational pamphlets and DVDs, and to invite young people from across the region to sign a pledge to lead drug-free lives.
Alcoholic drinks are legal and widely available throughout most of the United States, but that doesn’t mean that they’re safe to use.