Addiction is a huge problem in America today between alcohol, the opiate epidemic , a boom in cocaine production, and rising meth arrests It can be hard to keep track of what is going on. Especially if you are a parent with a 9-5 job and kids growing up in these crazy times.
There are two polarizing opinions about those who live with an addiction. On one hand, there is the Disease Model and on the other side is the belief that addicts are morally bankrupt people .
Millions of people in the US grew up with Red Ribbon Week in their schools, where they were educated about the dangers of drug abuse. However, many never learned the history of the week, how it started or the pledge of those involved.
States with legalized recreational use of marijuana have become very competitive. As a result, many growers have begun to ditch growing for medical purposes and instead are growing with the goal of higher THC content.
People take drugs because they want to change something about themselves or their life. They can’t handle or control situations in life so instead of confronting them, they hide behind them, using drugs and alcohol to mask the pain or problem.
Getting drugs that are stronger than heroin now requires nothing more than internet access. It’s so easy, kids are doing it. Literally. And it’s killing them… 25 people overdosed in one night last February at a music festival in Melbourne. They were all on “G.“
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.