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Struggling with an Addiction in the Family

Do you have a son or daughter who is struggling with addiction? Here’s how to get them help.

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  • Rehabilitation for Marijuana Abuse

    Rehabilitation for Marijuana Abuse

    The key here needs to be to get help for an abuse habit or an addiction to marijuana.  This is really what it comes down to here. 

  • Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

    Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

    The quick answer?  No.  Not really.  Well, this is to say that you cannot chemically overdose on marijuana, which is what is considered and thought of when people think of overdose, more often than not. Now, this is not to say that one cannot take so much marijuana over a condensed period of time that they experience a full on mental and cognizant shut down in their mind and in their thought processes. 

  • Marijuana Overdose

    Marijuana Overdose

    Every week in our PSOAA guides we talk about some key aspect of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.  First we talk about a few statistics regarding addiction, and then we focus in on a key aspect of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction to get that idea well canvased and discussed so it does not get ignored or left by the wayside.  Today we are going to write about overdose on marijuana, a marijuana overdose and “how do you overdose on marijuana”.

  • Marijuana: Why Overdoses Happen and How You Can Prevent Them

    Marijuana: Why Overdoses Happen and How You Can Prevent Them

    At this point, there is really no doubt that drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general is getting worse and worse in this country to the degree where there are lots of problems and difficulties and struggles that abound from these issues and crisis areas.  These are issues and problems that are getting worse and worse as the years go by, creating struggles and habits and issues and difficulties that are very terrifying and very worrisome to say the least. 

  • Preventing an Overdose

    Preventing an Overdose

    Even with something like inhalants, of course again a parent’s main concern is that their son or daughter will end up overdosing on inhalants.  It does not happen often, but there certainly have been several recorded cases of people overdosing on inhalants.  It can cause sudden death, related to a special phenomena when the fumes hit the brain in some people.  Scientists and autopsy personnel still don't know exactly how an inhalant can kill a person, but its certainly happened before.

  • Inhalants

    Inhalants

    Inhalants.  As parents, one of the substances that we worry about the most for our kids are inhalants or inhalant abuse.  Though an inhalant overdose is unlikely to occur, it is still a possibility, and any chance of this happening is reason enough to do everything within our power to prevent this from happening ever. 

  • Addiction Today

    Addiction Today

    Parents Speaking Out Against Addiction has studied the country’s current drug problem.  It’s not a pretty picture.  Our nation’s drug problem has been growing and getting progressively worse and worse with each passing year, showing us a grim and unpleasant picture to say the least.  The numbers, facts, and figures on this do not lie, and substance abuse is truly an epidemic in our country right now.  For example:

  • Preventing an Overdose Due to Inhalant Abuse

    Preventing an Overdose Due to Inhalant Abuse

    As parents, it is very natural and normal to experience fear and concern and worry for our children.  We constantly worry about our kids and whether or not they will grow up to be happy and successful and live rich and fulfilling lives.  Once we become parents and start having kids, our lives transition out of mere adulthood and into parenthood, and this is a very different experience entirely.  Now we are taking care of children and raising them and watching them grow.  We are taking care of these beautiful little humans, and we pledge ourselves to giving them a good upbringing and to raising them well.

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Addiction Today

Addiction Today

Parents Speaking Out Against Addiction has studied the country’s current drug problem.  It’s not a pretty picture.  Our nation’s drug problem has been growing and getting progressively worse and worse with each passing year, showing us a grim and unpleasant picture to say the least.  The numbers, facts, and figures on this do not lie, and substance abuse is truly an epidemic in our country right now.  For example:

  • Some of the biggest problems are occurring today with drug and alcohol addiction are directly connected to crime. Studies show that substance abuse and crime very often go hand-in-hand. The truth of the matter here is that people who abuse substances commit crimes in doing so or in an effort to get a hold of substances. Furthermore, substance abuse and crime just has a tendency to go hand-in-hand.
  • Realistically, this is a very concerning situation to say the least when you have the majority of all major crime in this country being directly related to drugs or alcohol or a combination of the two. For example, when people abuse substances, that itself is a crime, and people often commit more crimes in an effort to get ahold of more substances. What we are able to learn from this then is that if we could only address the substance abuse and make substance abuse less of a prevalent problem in this country then crime statistics would drop significantly as well.
  • When it becomes clear that crime and substance abuse go hand-in-hand, it really opens our eyes up to just how problematic and concerning these problems are right now. The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, has reported a significant increase in crime statistics in general, and has listed drug crime and alcohol abuse as being the most common causes for that. Also, the DEA has reported that around 20,000 arrests are made at U.S. borders every year for people trying to traffic substances into the country, and thousands of tons of illegal substances are being found and captured by the DEA every year as well. It's really starts to put things into perspective to the point where people can see just how risky and dangerous and damaging substance abuse really is and the connection that it has to crime.
  • All across the country, as drug and alcohol addiction get steadily more more concerning and problematic, our efforts to address it have to increase. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a big crisis and a harsh concern with addiction has been plaguing the nation for some time now. How this problem pans out is pretty concerning to say the least.
  • According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the country’s drug problem has been getting progressively more difficult with each passing year. As it stands right now, more than 300,000 people become newly addicted to drugs and alcohol each and every year. In fact, more people are getting addicted to drugs and alcohol every year than those who are able to go free from their habits every year. For the actual numbers on this, studies show that about 200,000 people are able to beat addiction every year, but more than 300,000 become newly addicted to substances every year.
  • In a lot of ways, this feels like taking one step forward and two steps backward. The overall issue and concern here is such that more and more people are getting unfortunately connected in with very addictive and problematic substances. This causes a lot of crisis and a lot of harm all across the nation for those who are affected in some way by substance abuse. When we begin to work closely to examine this country’s substance abuse problem, we really start to see how much we need to start handling it quickly.
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