Karen Hadley in Drug Abuse Information
December 7, 2019

As Demand for Illicit Substances Grows, Drug Distribution Networks Continue to Evolve

When my parents and grandparents were growing up, there were only a couple of drugs readily available: alcohol and tobacco. Some people slipped into alcoholism and others may have ruined their health by smoking too much and too long.


Ren in Drug Education
September 22, 2019

Drinking and Marijuana Use Results in Increased Tobacco Consumption in Some Individuals

A healthy lifestyle is always preferred over an unhealthy one. As we go through life, we try to be as healthy as we can. Those intentions are, of course, strongly affected by a wide variety of factors. These include socioeconomic condition, genetic endowment, upbringing, geographic location, peer environment, available resources, etc. Still, we do the best that we can with the resources available.


Karen Hadley in Prescription drugs
January 21, 2019

Medication for Marijuana Withdrawal: Is the Cure Worse Than the Condition?

Researchers may have found a medication that might alleviate the withdrawal symptoms resulting from marijuana addiction. Is this a useful medication? We break down the answer point by point.


Sue Birkenshaw in Marijuana Use
December 8, 2014

The Growing Marijuana Problem

The day infamous as 4/20, is when marijuana advocates around the United States stage protests and rallies, gathering in public places en masse to smoke pot. The goal of such events is to make weed more popular and mainstream, and thereby to contribute to the widespread push to get cannabis legalized.


Sue Birkenshaw in Narconon
October 8, 2012

Marijuana as a Gateway Drug Could Be Causing Nationwide Epidemic

A recent Yale study, which may be viewed online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, concluded that marijuana is definitely a gateway drug. The study focused on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 of young adults age 18-25 years old.


Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
January 30, 2012

Colleges Turn Out to Offer Dangers as Well as Educations

The image of a young person, eighteen or so years old, heading off to college is one filled with hope and dreams of accomplishments and future careers. Parents look at their child going off to college with pride, but if they are wise, they also feel apprehension.