It is a sad reality the vast majority of people who become addicted to tobacco, alcohol and drugs take their first puff, chew, sip, snort or injection when they are young—often, very young. In recent decades substance abuse has become more widespread among pre-teen children.
Over the past year, a once little-known plant has caused a lot of controversy in both the treatment field and government sectors. Kratom. On August 31 of last year, the DEA made public its plan to make Kratom a schedule one substance, which in essence would make it illegal.
A fine line between street drugs and prescribed medication has been created. Unfortunately, the medication that is given to us by people we look to for answers is what is piquing curiosity and causing addiction in America.
Narconon New Life Retreat, in celebration of Red Ribbon Week delivered drug education to over two hundred middle and high school children. The lectures showed the dangerous effects drugs have on the mind, how to stay drug free and the basic definition of what a drug is.