addictions

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

1 minute read

Have you talked to your child about drugs and alcohol? How about tobacco? How about inhalants? More and more parents are talking to their children about drugs and alcohol, but unfortunately, inhalants have not made the hit list. Sadly, they are making a come back in abuse patterns of the young. The better informed you are about drugs, the more your children will listen. DrugFree.org One in five teenagers (20 percent), or 4.

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

10 minute read

The US has one of the highest rates of incarceration of any country in the world. At year end 2002, 1,440,655 prisoners were under the jurisdiction of State or Federal correctional authorities. Four years later, that number is estimated at 1.8 million. In 2001, about 592,000 State prison inmates were released to the community after serving time in prison. (DOJ). Of the more than half a million offenders released every year, nearly 70% of them return to prison within three years.

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

2 minute read

Methamphetamine addiction has spread like a wild fire across the country. Here is some details about consequences of meth addiction. Narconon Methamphetamine can cause a variety of cardiovascular problems. These include rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, and irreversible, stroke-producing damage to small blood vessels in the brain. Hyperthermia (elevated body temperature) and convulsions occur with methamphetamine overdoses, and if not treated immediately, can result in death.