Every time a parent opens a conversation with youth to help them understand the risks involved, their children are a little safer from drug abuse, addiction and overdose.
(PRWEB) January 27, 2014
While parents may spend time talking to their children about drugs like alcohol and marijuana, they may be missing the importance of including stimulant drugs in their conversations. Stimulants, by their very nature, are extremely harsh on the body, stressing the heart, nervous system, brain and liver. It is not uncommon for the effects of abusing stimulants to be damaging, long-lasting or even fatal.
Parents may not know what to tell their children on this subject, In fact, they may not know what drugs their children are being offered or how they might be abused. They may not know the signs of use or what to do if their child becomes addicted to a stimulant. After all, many of these drugs were either not available or not popular when today’s parents were teens themselves.
To prepare parents to be effective in preventing abuse of these drugs, Narconon has compiled a comprehensive educational resource on stimulant drugs. It has just become available on the Narconon International website at http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/stimulants/.
"When preparing this information for parents, we started at the very beginning, so even a parent completely unfamiliar with stimulants can understand the material," said Bobby Wiggins, drug prevention specialist for Narconon International. "We explain which drugs are included in this category and why they are so hard on the body. We lists the signs of stimulant abuse and how to tell if someone is addicted. There is even a step-by-step guide to approaching this subject with your children. We’ve really covered all the bases."
This new feature joins other compilations on the Narconon International website, including these:
- Understanding the dangers of club drugs: http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/club-drugs/
- How a family can fight back against cocaine abuse: http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/cocaine/
- The health risks of drinking: http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/alcohol/
- And many others.
In this new report on stimulants, parents can learn about drugs like amphetamine; methamphetamine; Ecstasy; drugs used for students said to have trouble focusing, like Ritalin and Adderall; and the new stimulants that come out of chemistry labs like MDPV, mephedrone, methylone, BZP and many others.
"Knowledge is a powerful weapon for parents," added Wiggins. "Every time a parent opens a conversation with youth to help them understand the risks involved, their children are a little safer from drug abuse, addiction and overdose."
For more information on Narconon drug prevention or rehabilitation, call 1-800-775-8750.