Sunday, March 26, 2017
The Prevention Coalition to the rescue
A blog reader recently sent me a link to a very interesting website for a non profit organization called the Prevention Coalition. It contains a vast amount of resources for parents of high risk teens and an interesting article from the U.S. surgeon general about addiction.
Prevention is one of the four pillars that get's cast aside and overshadowed by the harm reduction obsession. Another relevant link is to a website known as Drug and Alcohol Treatment. Treatment is another one of the four pillars that gets overshadowed by harm promotion.
"With the legalization of marijuana in many U.S. states and the overall prevalence of drug use in many communities, it can seem as if substance abuse is becoming a national norm. At the Prevention Coalition, we’re fighting that sense of complacency. We believe that every child and young adult deserves the opportunity to make a fully educated decision on drug use."
The new report on addiction from the US surgeon general states: "More people use prescription opioids than use tobacco. There are more people with substance abuse disorders than people with cancer. One in five Americans binge drink. And substance abuse disorders cost the U.S. more than $420 billion a year." This ties into the pharmaceutical scam Macklemore sang about.