KAREN

Karen

For more than a decade, Karen has been researching and writing about drug trafficking, drug abuse, addiction and recovery. She has also studied and written about policy issues related to drug treatment.


Karen in Drug information
December 5, 2016

New Drug Threats Arrive from Asia and are Also Found Within

In this series, we examine the ever-changing nature of drug abuse in the United States, and how the shifting patterns of available drugs or methods of consumption can catch people unaware. They can be tricked into a habit that quickly becomes addiction.

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Karen in Drug information
December 4, 2016

Out-of-Control Opioid Prescribing Turns into a Direct Path to Heroin

Changes in the drug market catch some people off guard and tempt them to use a drug they think will not hurt them. But when painkillers were overprescribed and heroin suddenly became available in every corner of the U.S., this changed everything.

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Karen in Drug information
December 3, 2016

The Constantly Changing Face of Drugs and Addiction

When dealing with drug abuse or addiction, it doesn’t take long to realize how this social problem constantly changes. These constant shifts makes it difficult to keep up so Narconon Ojai provides this report to help families stay aware of the dangers.

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Karen in Drug Abuse
November 26, 2016

America’s Libraries: Family Havens or Shooting Rooms for the Addicted?

For nearly three hundred years, America’s libraries have been locations for study, research, and entertainment for both adults and children. But now, rampant drug abuse threatens to make these safe havens a little less safe.

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Karen in Marijuana
November 7, 2016

The New Millennium of Marijuana: More Potent, More Available, More Profitable

It’s no good thinking of marijuana like it’s 1967 or even 1985 because what we have now bears absolutely no resemblance to what we had then . The current climate of commercialization has driven enormous changes.

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Karen in Relapse prevention
October 19, 2016

Building the Skills for a Productive, Healthy Life

In the earlier parts of this series, we have explained why it’s so hard for addicted individuals to break free from their dependence on drugs. We will finish with a look at the final life skills taught at Narconon Ojai to help each person achieve lasting sobriety.

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Karen in Relapse prevention
October 18, 2016

The Vital Necessity of Strong Life Skills

In the earlier parts of this series, we have explained why it’s so hard for addicted individuals to break free from their dependence on drugs. In this part, we’ll explain why self-respect and integrity are vital qualities to recover for lasting sobriety.

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Karen in Relapse prevention
October 17, 2016

Learning to Face Life and Triggers without Flinching

In the first article in this series, we looked at how a person in recovery can overcome the cravings that make one’s attempts to stay sober so difficult. Next, that person must gain good communication skills so he can successfully deal with life, and heal from past trauma.

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Karen in Relapse prevention
October 16, 2016

Is Relapse Really Inevitable?

When you’re talking to people in the drug rehabilitation field, you hear a lot about relapse. Preventing relapse requires a rehabilitation program that addresses the major reasons that a person could relapse.

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Karen in Marijuana
October 12, 2016

The Impressive Benefits of Quitting Marijuana

There’s no denying the fact that marijuana use is becoming “normalized” in the United States. This means that it is more important than ever to understand the effects of using marijuana and what benefits might occur if one stops.

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