Truth About Drugs - Friends of Narconcon

Stealthy Methods Teens Use to Hide their Drugs

  Both parents and educators are often challenged with determining whether a teen is using drugs.  With the widespread availability and abuse of prescription drugs and now heroin, today it is more critical than ever to know if a young person is involved in substance abuse.  Intervening is sometimes a matter of life or death. […]

Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

  There have been many debates as to whether marijuana is a gateway drug. Proponents of marijuana legalization will say no, there is no evidence of this. It may be true that there are plenty of people who smoke marijuana and never go on to using other drugs. But the fact remains that marijuana itself […]

Why Marijuana May Be the Most Dangerous Drug

  It doesn’t strike people down like pills or heroin does. It doesn’t make the heart explode like cocaine or methamphetamine can. A person in withdrawal from marijuana isn’t screaming in pain. So what makes weed the most dangerous?   Simply because so many people believe that it is harmless. As Richard Adamski, a 30-year […]

Five Vital Ways You Can Help Prevent Underage Alcohol Use

  The following are five of the most important actions parents can take to keep kids safe from underage alcohol use. 1. You should clearly express your position on alcohol abuse. There must be no question that you have a 100% expectation that your children will stay alcohol-free until they are 21 years of age. […]

Ecstasy isn’t in the Headlines, Yet Still Threatens our Youth

  The drugs you see in the headlines are heroin, painkillers, and marijuana but ecstasy (MDMA) is still harming and even killing our teens and young adults, making it vital to remind active and mobile youth of the damage this strong stimulant can cause.   Ecstasy is a popular party and music event drug. The […]

Not My Child

Raising awareness to look for signs of drug use No one wants to believe their child will become a drug addict.  For many parents, it may seem like a remote possibility, their son or daughter does well in school, participates in extra curricular activities, and aside from the usual teenage rebellion appears to be headed […]

Red Ribbon Week Provides Opportunity to Strengthen Anti-drug Efforts

This year Red Ribbon Week runs October 23rd through the 31st.  An annual event since it’s inception in 1985, this week provides an opportunity for schools and groups throughout the nation to participate in drug awareness activities and show their support for being drug-free.   The Red Ribbon campaign began in honor of DEA Agent […]

If They Know Drugs are Dangerous, Why Do They Start?

  Our youth have been hearing anti-drug messages from the time they are old enough to know what drugs are. They have heard extensively about how drugs are bad for them, drugs are dangerous, how they can kill you. Kids are also not sheltered from the news of drug overdoses or hearing about this happening […]