How To Protect A Child From Drugs

We’ve all had that overbearing parent, always has to know where we are and who we’re hanging out with. In this day and age, with smartphones abundant, the pressure is on to be aware of what your kid is doing. Drug abuse is rampant, and it’s only getting worse. Kids are exposed more and more often to the dangers of …

What We Should Know About Drug Addictions

WHAT IS AN ADDICTION? Addiction is a disease that causes someone to use a substance compulsively.  The need or impulse to use the substance is so strong that it takes over the user’s life. The most common drug addictions involve alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, opioids, sedatives, and cocaine, but addictions can develop from the use of almost anything, including food. IS …

Treatment

RECOVERY: IS IT POSSIBLE? While addiction is a complicated disease, full recovery is possible. Missouri Against Drugs is here to serve the community as a resource and help you or your loved one on their way to recovery. WHAT IS THE TYPICAL TREATMENT FOR ADDICTION? While there are many treatments available to treat addiction, there is no one-size-fits-all cure. Every …

The Face of an Enemy

Over 300 million people in the U.S. use recreational drugs. Of those 300 million, an estimated 200 million use drugs illegally. With almost half of the U.S. population using drugs, it is imperative for us to be well-educated on what these drugs are and how they affect one’s system. The most commonly used drugs are: 1. TOBACCO Cigarettes, cigars, smokeless …