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What’s Wrong with Teen Screen?

August 12, 2010 Leave a comment

In the last four weeks: Have you had trouble sleeping, that is, trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early?  Have you had less energy than you usually do? Has doing even little things made you feel really tired?  Has it often been hard for you to make up your mind or to make decisions?  Have you often had trouble keeping your mind on your schoolwork/work or other things? Have you often felt grouchy or irritable and often in a bad mood, when even little things would make you mad?  Have you gained a lot of weight, more than just a few pounds?  Have you lost weight, more than just a few pounds?

These are a few of the questions being asked to adolescents in a mental health screening program used in schools across the nation.  If a child answers ‘yes’ to these or a set number of other equally inane questions, they’re considered likely to be depressed-or worse.

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Breakthrough in the field of drug rehab

October 26, 2007 1 comment

The biochemical discovery

That is the breakthrough that now makes handling drugs and addiction possible where so many earlier methods have failed?

An individual perceives much of existence through the sensory channels of the body. The body is a communications center for the spiritual being — the person himself — with the brain acting as a switchboard for translating thought into action. The biochemical actions of drugs alter the normal operations of this pattern, often with harmful or even disastrous consequences. People under the influence of drugs, even if taken years before, can be in a “wooden” state — unfeeling, insensitive and not capable or trustworthy.

Where the object of spiritual betterment is to increase awareness and rational mental activity and to make individuals more able in all aspects of their lives, progress is directly blocked by drugs.


International studies have confirmed the efficacy of the Hubbard detoxification method.

L. Ron Hubbard researched this barrier to spiritual freedom long before it was recognized by others as the major social concern it is today, and his work yielded a truly effective handling for the adverse biochemical effects of drugs and other toxins.

Among his significant discoveries was that residues from drugs and other toxins lodge in the fatty tissues of the body and stay there, even years after they have been ingested, and these residues can continue to affect the individual adversely long after the effect of the drug has apparently worn off.

Such deposits can cause lowered perception, tiredness, confused thinking and a host of other symptoms — all of which impede achieving increased spiritual awareness and ability.

Realizing that this biochemical factor had to be handled before an individual could achieve lasting spiritual gain, Mr. Hubbard devised what independent researchers acknowledge as the safest, most effective — and only — detoxification procedure of its kind: the Purification Program.

Developed to address the biochemical barrier to spiritual gain, the Purification Program is a carefully designed regimen of exercise, nutrition and sauna use which dislodges drug residues and other toxins from the fatty tissues so that these substances can then be eliminated from the body. A person undergoing this programme is closely monitored by specially trained personnel in liaison with medical doctors to ensure that each aspect of the programme is conducted precisely and the desired benefits are attained.

Once the person has been freed from the harmful effects of these drug residues and other toxins, he is in a far better position to improve as a spiritual being. And this is a state to which many thousands have attested.

While Mr. Hubbard developed his program in 1980 to enhance spiritual development, it was evident that the same method was effective in treating chronic drug addiction. Thus, Narconon adopted it as part of its rehabilitation program.


CHERNOBYL DISASTER:
In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster, Mr. Hubbard’s detoxification methods were employed and successfully reduced physical accumulations of radioactive particles in Russian victims located within the fallout zone of the reactor, as reported in clinical trials.

News of Mr. Hubbard’s breakthrough soon reached the scientific community. It became evident that the same methods could be used effectively to address a variety of toxic exposures. Thus, important studies embarked upon over the past two decades have provided repeated evidence of the program’s efficacy in eliminating toxins from the body. Its positive detoxification results have been experienced by people the world over — in secular programs ranging from victims of the Chernobyl reactor disaster, to rescue workers exposed to high levels of toxins and pollutants following the collapse of the World Trade Center.

In the state of Michigan in the United States, the accidental contamination of cattle with a toxic fire retardant resulted in 97% of the state’s population having detectable amounts of the retardant in their fatty tissues a full five years later. In 1982, a group was put through the Purification Program. Tests before and after showed a toxin decrease of over 20%. A follow-up examination four months later proved even more significant: Levels of toxins continued to decrease after the program had been completed and showed an average decrease of more than 40%.


WORLD TRADE CENTER COLLAPSE:
New York rescue workers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, suffering from excessively high levels of toxins encountered during their 9/11 rescue efforts, have been treated successfully by the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, which also employs Mr. Hubbard’s methods.

Similarly, in 1983, independent researchers conducted tests on a woman who had done the Purification Program after heavy exposure to industrial contaminants. The study noted, “Removal of the toxic substances from her system was accompanied by remission of her subjective complaints as well. She no longer felt the extreme tiredness, malaise and lethargy she had been experiencing since her exposure.”

These early results generated interest from medical and biochemical authorities and, consequently, in study after study through the years, Mr. Hubbard’s research has been validated.

Among the numerous correlative studies was one headed in 1995 by the Research Center for Chronic Pain and Dependency Disorders. Monitoring the rehabilitation of cocaine and Valium addicts using Mr. Hubbard’s technology, researchers found that the detoxification procedure resulted in previously undetectable drugs appearing in both the urine and sweat of former drug users.

The workability of the Purification Program has been experienced by people on every continent. Many who have completed the program report that, along with the eradication of any craving for drugs, they are able to see or hear better than before, can study effectively for the first time, are able to learn new subjects much more easily, get along better with people, appreciate what is going on around them and generally feel healthier and happier.

The entire program is fully explained in the book by L. Ron Hubbard, Clear Body, Clear Mind: The Effective Purification Program.

Is LSD Safe?

October 24, 2007 3 comments

LSDFacts on LSD

The Truth about LSD: Popularized in the 1960s, this drug is making a comeback among younger abusers, and this site shows why youths must say “No” to it.

Street names for LSD.

LSDOf the dozens of street terms for LSD in use today, the most common are:
Acid

Battery acid

Blotter

Boomers

California Sunshine

Cid

Doses

Dots

Golden Dragon

Heavenly Blue

Hippie

Loony toons

Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Microdot

Pane

Purple Heart

Superman

Tab

Window pane

Yellow sunshine

Zen


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LSD is sold in tablets, capsules or in liquid form. It is commonly added to absorbent paper and divided into small decorated squares. Each square is a dose.LSD is still one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals and poisonous substances on Earth. It is manufactured from a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. Its effects are unpredictable. A tiny amount can produce 12 hours or more of effects.

Short-term Effects:

Dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth and tremors. People can experience severe, terrifying thoughts and feelings, fear of losing control, fear of insanity and death and feelings of despair while using LSD.

Long-term Effects:

Flashbacks, or recurrences of parts of the “trip” experienced long after the drug was taken and the effect apparently wore off. An LSD “trip” usually begins to clear up after about 12 hours but some users manifest long-lasting psychoses.

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Is Heroin Safe?

October 24, 2007 Leave a comment

HEROINFacts on Heroin

The Truth about Heroin details the countless ways people can fall into the trap of this deadly substance.

Street names for Heroin:

STREET NAMES

HEROIN
Big H

Brown Sugar

H

Hell Dust

Horse

Junk

Nose Drops

Skag

Smack


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<br /> Heroin is usually injected, snorted or smoked. It is highly addictive. Heroin enters the brain rapidly but makes people think and react slowly, impairing their decision-making ability. It causes difficulty in remembering things.Injecting the drug can create a risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis and other diseases caused by infected needles. These health problems can be passed on to sexual partners and newborns. Heroin is one of the three most frequently cited drugs in drug abuse deaths. Violence and crime are linked to its use.

Short-term Effects:

Abusers experience clouded mental functioning, nausea and vomiting. Awareness of pain may be suppressed. Pregnant women can suffer spontaneous abortion. Cardiac functions slow down and breathing is severely slowed, sometimes to the point of death.

Long-term Effects:

Scarred and/or collapsed veins, bacterial infections of the blood vessels, heart valves, abscesses and other soft-tissue infections, and liver or kidney disease. Lung complications may result. Sharing of injection equipment or fluids may result in hepatitis B and C, HIV and other blood-borne viruses.

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Are Painkillers Safe?

October 24, 2007 6 comments
PAINKILLERS

Oxycodone (Painkillers) Facts

The Truth about Painkillers: these medicinal drugs trap tens of thousands seeking relief from pain and discomfort.

STREET NAMES

PAINKILLERS
Generic Name Brand Name Street Name
Oxycodone OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet, Roxiprin, Roxicet, Endodan, Endocet Oxy 80s, oxycotton, oxycet, hillbilly heroin, percs, perks
Hydrocodone Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycodan, Hycomine, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Tussionex, Vicodin pain killer, vikes, hydros
Propoxyphene Darvon pinks, footballs, pink footballs, yellow footballs, 65’s, Ns
Hydromorphone Dilaudid juice, dillies, drug street heroin
Meperidine Demerol demmies, pain killer

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Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller. It is the principal ingredient found in Oxycontin, Percocet and Percodan. It is a legal narcotic drug available by prescription to treat severe pain. In pill form it is a controlled-release medication. When the drug is abused, it is crushed and snorted, chewed or mixed with water and injected — eliminating the time-release factor and providing a quick and intense rush to the brain. As powerful as heroin, Oxycodone affects the nervous system the same way.

Short-term Effects:

Common side effects include constipation, nausea, sedation, dizziness, vomiting, headache, dry mouth, sweating and weakness.

Long-term Effects:

Chronic use can result in increased tolerance so that higher doses are taken to experience the initial effect. Over time, the drug becomes addictive, causing withdrawal symptoms when discontinued. These symptoms include restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes and involuntary leg movements.

“At the age of 20, I became an addict to a narcotic,2 which began with a prescription following a surgery. In the weeks that followed [the operation] in addition to orally abusing the tablet, crushing it up enabled me to destroy the controlled release mechanism and to swallow or snort the drug. It can also be injected to produce a feeling identical to shooting heroin. The physical withdrawal from the drug is nothing short of agonizing pain.” —James

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Is Ritalin Safe?

October 24, 2007 Leave a comment

RITALINRitalin/Methylphenidate Information

Called “kiddie cocaine” when sold on the streets, prescription stimulants destroy young lives daily.

Street names for Ritalin:

• Diet Coke
• Rids
• Kiddy cocaine
• Skittles
• R-Ball
• Smarties
• Vitamin R
• Poor man’s cocaine

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Ritalin is the common name for methylphenidate, classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule II narcotic — the same classification as cocaine, morphine and amphetamines. It is abused by teens for its stimulant effects.

While the law forbids unrestricted distribution of these powerful stimulants, the sad fact remains that these substances are freely available almost anywhere. “Kiddie cocaine,” as it has been called, is handed out like candy. In some schools, as many as 20 percent of the students take Ritalin regularly.

Short-term Effects:

Its severest effects include nervousness, insomnia, pulse changes and heart problems. In June 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that Ritalin and its sister drugs may cause visual hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, psychotic behavior, as well as aggression or violent behavior. Hazards multiply as users up their quantity, grind and snort it, liquefy or inject it, and use it along with ecstasy and other drugs. Abuse in larger doses puts stress on the heart, which can be fatal, and injection causes serious damage to the lungs and eyes.

Long-term Effects:

The manufacturer says methylphenidate is a drug of dependency. Children on stimulant medications have twice the future rate of drug abuse. One-third of all child anorexia (eating disorders) are linked to use of this drug, as are symptoms of “obsessive-compulsive” behavior — within the first year of use.

A Texas researcher has also found that after only three months of Ritalin use, one out of twelve children treated with it had genetic abnormalities associated with an increased risk of cancer.

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Is Cocaine Safe?

October 24, 2007 2 comments

COCAINEFacts About Cocaine

The Truth about Cocaine describes this drug, once the favorite of corporate executives and entertainment personalities, now a deadly street killer.

Street names for Cocaine:

• Aunt Nora
• C
• Mojo
• Pony
• Toot
• Ball
• Blow
• Dust
• Nose candy
• Sneeze
• Charlie
• Flake
• Paradise white
• Sniff
• Coke
• Ice cube
• Paste
• Snow

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Cocaine and crack cocaine can be taken orally, through the nose (snorted), intravenously, or, in the case of crack, through inhalation of the fumes from heating it.

The terms used to describe ingestion include chewing, snorting, mainlining or injecting and smoking.

The word cocaine refers to the drug in a powder (cocaine) form and a crystal (crack) form. It is made from the coca plant and causes a short-lived intense “high” that is immediately followed by strong feelings of depression, edginess and a craving for more.

Short-term Effects:

Cocaine causes a short-lived intense “high” that is immediately followed by the opposite — intense feelings of depression and edginess and a craving for more of the drug. People who use it often don’t eat or sleep properly. They can experience greatly increased heart rate, muscle spasms and convulsions. The drug can make people feel paranoid, angry, hostile and anxious, even when they aren’t “high.”

Long-term Effects:

In addition to those already mentioned, cocaine can cause irritability, mood disturbances, restlessness, paranoia and auditory hallucinations. Tolerance to the drug develops so that more is needed to produce the same “high.”

Coming down from the drug causes severe depression, which becomes deeper and deeper after each use of the drug. This can get so severe that a person will do almost anything to get the drug—even commit murder. And if he or she can’t get cocaine the depression can get so intense it can drive the addict to suicide.

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