How Drugs Can Stop You
There are many ways drugs can stop a user from attaining what he could achieve in life. For one thing, someone who is using drugs is not likely to set many goals for himself. If he does, he will forget all about them when the need to stay high to avoid the depth of depression sets it. Then all he can think of is how to get more drugs. Many drug users have run-ins with the law for crimes committed to get more drugs.
Problems with health, family members and the law may be just the beginning of a long list of problems a drug user falls into.
Marijuana Gaining Popularity among High School Students
Despite the many problems drug users face, their use is not declining. In a recent study of high school students, marijuana was shown to be the most frequently used drug. The 2012 study showed the number of teens in eighth, tenth and twelfth grades who use marijuana has been increasing since the mid-to-late 2000's. Nearly one-fourth of the twelfth graders surveyed said they'd used pot at least once in the past month.
Studies have also shown that marijuana smoking at a young age can lead to more drug use and heavier drug use as a teen grows older. Other effects of marijuana may include addiction, school failures, and impaired driving.
Young marijuana smokers may also think that the drug is not harmful since recently marijuana has been approved for some medical uses in twenty states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. (See report)
What do you do if Your Teen Needs Help?
Whether or not your teen is using drugs at the moment, it is vital to discuss the real risks of drug abuse with your child. Finding out the truth about what drugs really do when a child is young will usually discourage him or her from using drugs. Many youth just do not know the real risks of drug usage.
But what if your child is already caught in the trap of drug abuse and needs help? What if he is unable to control his use of drugs? Do not hesitate. Find an effective, safe rehab program for him now.
Narconon Helps All Types of Drug Users
The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has been helping all types of drug users to recover long-lasting sobriety for more than forty-six years. The program at Narconon includes eight different steps, each of which help the former drug user address the physical, mental or emotional facets of drug abuse. The program is drug-free, using no substitute drugs in place of the drugs of addiction. It has been proven so successful that a large majority of Narconon graduates remain drug-free long after graduation. Narconon also provides drug education and prevention services including very effective educational materials for parents and teachers.
Colt Got his Life Back with the Help of Narconon
Colt came to Narconon Arrowhead after struggling with drug abuse since the age of 14. He said by the time he had reached 18 he didn't know how to deal with all the problems he had created. He had destroyed his relationship with his father by lying to him and stealing from him.
After completing the Narconon program, Colt said he finally got his family's trust back. And he regained more than that. Colt said, "I got back self-esteem that I've been lacking my whole life. I lost the anxiety and depression that I'd been suffering from the last couple of years of my life - the feeling of being stuck, with nowhere to go and no options. I regained a sense of independence and responsibility for being a member of society and being able to function as a member of society."
And Colt concluded, "I feel like I can do anything and be anyone I want to now." He added, "I now feel like I can function in society, in the real world and contribute to society as a real person with goals. I just feel like there's nothing stopping me now."
Let this be your loved one's success.
- An ex-heroin addict reviews his experience in drug rehab
- Review of Narconon Los Angeles by a graduate of the drug rehab program
- Reviews of the Narconon Melbourne drug rehab program by graduates
- Parent of an ex-drug addict reviews the Narconon program
- Review of Narconon Sweden by a graduate from Norway
- Review of Narconon Arrowhead, by a graduate and his mother
- Opiate Abuse Leading to Heroin
- National Institute on Drug Abuse: Drug Facts: Marijuana, available online at: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/term/135/Marijuana
- Note: Several states with legal medical marijuana have received letters from their respective United States Attorney's offices explaining that marijuana is a Schedule I substance and that the federal government considers growing, distribution, or possession of marijuana to be a federal crime regardless of the state laws. These letters have caused some states to delay or alter implementation of their medical marijuana programs. From: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881