Preventing the use of mind altering drugs, alcohol and tobacco among adolescents and young people is critically important, and it's a national public health goal. There are around 14 million Americans that currently use illegal drugs and around 4 million are chronic abusers. We can safeguard our society if we can prevent America's 68 million children from using alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. One of...Read Full Article
Last week we talked about state prevention programs that are put into place focusing on prevention services that help educate their citizen about the dangers associated with substance misuse and abuse. Every state has their own prevention and Intervention programs set in place in order to provide facts, education and help for their citizens to prevent substance misuse and abuse and help those in...Read Full Article
There are prevention programs in every state providing facts, education and help concerning substance use and chemical addiction. For the next couple weeks we will be focusing on states and their prevention services that helps to educate their children, young people, and adults.
Hopefully if enough people listen, become educated, start educating their children early, set good examples, get...
Crystal meth is one of the most abused illegal drugs today in this country. It's very unfortunate too because it's also one of the most serious drugs that not only affects the brain but is extremely hard to recover from. Many people addicted to crystal meth are unaware that there's a recovery support group for people addicted to meth. Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) is a fellowship program that...Read Full Article
This is a Drug Prevention Program that could save your child's life in more than one way. Today more than ever before programs like D.A.R.E. are needed to help educate our youth about the dangers of drugs, substance abuse and how to resist the temptations of peer pressure.
D.A.R.E. teaches our young people not only the serious dangers associated with drug use but most importantly...
I can't imagine how many people have asked them self this very same question. Let's face it I seriously doubt anyone has ever set out having 'addiction' their goal when using drugs to get high. Unfortunately many young people have made the mistake of either listening to friends or assuming on their own 'they can control their drug use'.
They may be able to control their drug use in...
When the average person thinks about addiction, we think about drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and maybe shopping. I never realized that there were so many forms of addiction that people suffer from. There are also disorders that people suffer from that I was unaware of. These addictions and disorders may seem odd to us but they are very real to those that suffer from them. Chemical...Read Full Article
Stress and Stimulant or Alcohol Use
Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that are prescribed in the medical profession for the treatment of ADHD and sometimes depression. By increasing chemical activity in the brain, the individual is able to be more alert, focus, have more energy, and also helps to elevate a person's mood.
Stimulants increase dopamine (chemical) levels in the brain which...
Some children are Addicted to The Choking Game
I'm sure most people have heard of the 'choking game' that's played by some adolescents and older children. This is a game some young people play in order to get a momentary high before they pass out, some kids refer to it as 'blacking out'.
Young kids either choke themselves or choke each other just long enough to be able achieve a short high....
Alcoholism is a family disease and it affects everyone's life. It doesn't matter what your relationship is with the alcoholic, your life can be affected by their drinking problem. Having an alcoholic or problem drinker in your life can not only cause anger, despair, and depression but you can become as ill as they are.
You may try to control their drinking behavior, make excuses to...