STIMULANTS

Karen in Prescription drugs
December 8, 2018

The Hidden and Life-Threatening Dangers of Ritalin Abuse

Ritalin is widely prescribed to both school children and adults, but some people abuse it non-medically for the cocaine-like high it produces. When they are later diagnosed with an early form of emphysema, they may realize that the thrill wasn’t worth the price.

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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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Karen in Drug use trends
May 20, 2018

New Workplace Drug Tests Reveal Steep Increases in Stimulant Use

Every year, millions of workplace drug tests performed by Quest Diagnostics provide insight into drug use trends across America. This year, their report on test results reveals that far more people are using cocaine and methamphetamine than in years past. We explain why this may be happening.

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Karen in Prescription drug abuse
December 3, 2017

Is Our “Pill-For-Everything” Mentality Damaging Our Young Adults?

On college campuses, the misuse of prescription painkillers, stimulants and alcohol has forced schools to rally around those in recovery. But why are so many students having this problem?

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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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Karen in Drug-Related News
October 26, 2017

What Does the New National Drug Threat Assessment Tell Us?

Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration publishes a new assessment of the threat posed to American lives and safety from drug abuse.

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Karen in Signs of drug use
February 13, 2017

When Is it VITAL to Stop Trusting Your Child? When You See These Signs of Heroin Use

The young woman was painfully thin, soaking in warm bathtub to relieve the aches of heroin withdrawal. She didn’t understand why her mother had dropped in to see her at college or how her mother knew she was using heroin.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Use
June 21, 2014

Young People and Life-Threatening Use of Stimulants

According to national surveys of young people and drug abuse, thousands of young people begin using harshly stimulating drugs every day. What these young people lack is the experience to understand is how these drugs affect the body and how they can threaten one’s very life.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Narconon
April 10, 2013

Stimulant Drug Use Growing Concern

Bismarck, North Dakota NBC affiliate KFYR-TV news carried a story in late February on the growing trend of stimulant drug abuse among young people throughout the United States.

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