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.