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There is a great article in the Marion Star today by Nick Bechtel.

It is a very deep look at how heroin use can not only grip a drug user, but how it can put the whole family on edge.

We highly recommend that you take some time reading how opiate addiction and heroin use is infiltrating our suburbs, and how families are coping with it.

The lucky ones are the ones who may be enduring a several year period of addiction, incarceration, and residential treatment programs.

The unlucky ones have buried their kids.

The article can be found HERE.

An interesting viewpoint from Mother Jones’ Gavin Aronsen.

Citing the recent “first of its kind” synthetic marijuana study that we told you about on this blog a few days ago, Aronsen makes the argument that these drugs wouldn’t exist if marijuana wasn’t banned in the first place.

Long before the abuse of synthetic drugs, is the abuse of other illicit and legal drugs. One test detects drug use in minutes.

But the truth is, people with a desire to reach a high have long sought out alternative methods to what has been available.

Synthetic marijuana users aren’t pushed to the fake stuff because an absence or illegality of weed.

Marijuana is everywhere.

Synthetic drugs like k2 spice, bath salts etc. exist because people want to go to that next level.

People would smoke low level marijuana if they just liked to get high, but marijuana connoisseurs grow, sell, and buy premium grade marijuana at dispensaries where medicinal marijuana can be legally sold.

I know someone who abuses spice, k2, and other synthetic marijuana products.

She has been a long time marijuana smoker. She has no problem gaining access to a small amount of marijuana.

But she chooses to use synthetics because they make her feel good.

She pays more for the synthetic high, and she doesn’t even take the legality of either substance in consideration when she wants to use.

In the end, it really isn’t important why people use synthetic drugs. The key is that synthetics can kill, and need to be removed from store shelves.

An Arizona pastor could spend some time behind bars, after officers busted him for selling drugs.   The arrest can serve as a reminder to parents that even people with seemingly respectable careers and backgrounds can be involved in illegal activity.

According to KSEE24 News, Mark Derksen admitted to police that he served up to 30 clients a day.

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He admitted to giving away free drugs to convert people into customers.

Undercover deputies purchased drugs from Derksen, which wrapped up a two year investigation.

While executing a search warrant, officers found heroin, meth, Oxycontin, scales, and weapons in Derksen’s home.

He may seem like a small time player in the drug selling world, but his role as a religious figure is the type of trusted person that could introduce kids to drugs.

There’s no word on whether or not Derksen ever sold drugs to minors, but this can serve as a reminder to parents that drug dealers are typically not sinister looking men lurking in an alley somewhere.

They often are people who can be trustworthy, and have a responsible appearance.

Officers and deputies know the force of it.

But sometimes, they can not tell how to recognize it.

Ask any officer that has struggled with a suspect under the influence of synthetic drugs, and they will tell you, they had to fight off super-human strength from an often much smaller combatant.

But recognizing these substances in a plastic bag is a lot more difficult.

Police in San Bernardino got a thorough lesson in the differences of synthetic drugs from spice and k2 marijuana-type products, and bath salts, a more PCP like compound.

The Inland Daily Bulletin was there, as experts showed the officers the compounds, packaging, and explained the effects of the drugs.

It’s a good article for parents to read to understand how potentially lethal products, packaged in very child-attracting ways, are being consumed by kids across America.

While synthetics are very popular in some parts of the country, other areas have been slow to see their arrival.

Numerous states have issued bans on the substances, and the federal government also issued emergency blocks on the major chemical compounds, but the truth is that amateur scientists are creating these substances daily.

Myteensavers reminds parents to talk to your kids about drugs. While there are lunch fruit snacks called Scooby Snacks that are a legitimate product, there is a synthetic compound marketed as Scooby Snax.

The packaging is typically labeled “not for human consumption” but that’s not only a disclaimer for the manufacturers, but it’s a red flag for people wanting to get high from these compounds.

She wasn’t moving millions of dollars in illicit drugs, but a 32 year old Georgia woman will spend the next six months behind bars for pushing small packages of pills.

Kids are obtaining pills from these small type drug dealers. Teensavers is your extra set of eyes.

Undercover agents met Erica Kohl, and obtained 20 Oxycontin tablets during one encounter, and then busted her a second time at the same shopping mall for another 20 pills.

According to the Marietta Times, prosecutors established a sufficient case against a woman who was not keeping up with the court’s request for drug counseling and treatment.

Perhaps she didn’t take this case against her too seriously, but when the judge handed down the sentence, Kohl realized this meant not spending Christmas with her son this year.

As people get caught up with the money of drug dealing, they often lose sight of the consequences.

She will now have the next six months to think about how drug dealing is not the best career choice.

If you didn’t catch last night’s Intervention, it was about a mother who had a severe meth and Oxycontin habit.

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And the person she got her drugs from was typically her brother.

While many users may experiment with drugs for the first time with a sibling or loved one, most typically do not continue buying from their siblings.

This is important for parents to look for and recognize especially when they discover that an eldest child of theirs has experimented with drugs.

Sometimes it will completely turn the younger siblings away, and sometimes it may make drug use more attractive or less dangerous to those kids.

If they see that brother or sister is using, and they are carrying on a seemingly normal and functioning life, they may perceive reduced risks with using drugs.

Oftentimes even while using together, sibling will hide their actual drug use, and only admit to a lesser usage.

If you haven’t watched A&E’s Intervention, it’s a powerful show.   It’s worth hiting the DVR record button.

There are a lot of patients with severe alcohol problems. Parents can learn from the interventionist just how significant of a role they play in enabling a young drinker or drug abuser.

You can see the Huffington Post’s recap on Intervention, including a video clip, by clicking HERE.

According to the a new survey from the California Office of Traffic Safety we are seeing a tilt in the balance of DUI cases showing that drugged driving may be more prevalent than drunk driving.

The studied showed that more drivers tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

I am not sure how these samples were analyzed, but at a recent prescription drug abuse conference in Fountain Valley, California, a member of the Orange County Crime Lab spoke about the testing of drunk vs. drugged drivers.

She indicated that drugged driving will always be underrepresented because if a driver is both using alcohol and drugs prior to arrest, the test will only screen for drugs when the driver is under .08. If a driver has an alcohol level of .08 or above, they are considered legally under the influence, and no drug information is sought.

If that level is less, then run a drug screen to see if there are additional factors that may be causing problems for drivers to put them under the influence.

As with medicinal marijuana, more people may be driving under the influence now.

Some people in Colorado and Washington, where the voters just legalized marijuana, have raised concerns of the potential increase in drugged driving.

Those laws will not take effect for a while, and the federal government has not indicated whether it will step in and overrule on those voter approved measures.

 

It’s Friday night.

Teens across America are getting ready for Friday night favorites including, high school football, movies, hanging out at the mall-o-plaza, and trying drugs for the first time.

More than 6,000 kids try drugs for the first time every day.

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That’s nearly 20,000 new users by the end of the weekend, and that’s not counting alcohol use for the first time by teens and pre-teens.

That also doesn’t even take into consideration the people who try synthetics, because they are not classified as drugs by the FDA. So kids using spice or bath salts tonight are not among the 6,000.

Some kids will experiment with marijuana. It may be the first time they hold a joint in their hands, or put a bong to their lips.

Others think they will experiment safely with “legal medications” while attending a pharming party. That’s where kids bring unidentified pills and throw them in a bowl. Everyone reaches in and takes whatever they get.

Parents need to remember that this first time behaviors are not limited to Friday and Saturday nights.

The average number of kids who try drugs daily is 6,000. In the summer months that number nearly doubles to 11,000.

It’s time we all talk to our kids before they leave the house, and fully understand their plans for the evening. Sleepovers should be double checked.

And when our kids come home at their curfew, we need to engage them to make sure they are coherent and acting normally.

Kids hiding drug use won’t break their curfews because they know they will be questioned more than if they came home on time.

There are countless numbers of teens who come home early on a Friday and Saturday night and tell their parents that they were tired, and wanted to go to bed. Many of them were hiding the fact that they were under the influence.

Our children are precious, and we need to make sure that they stay safe every night of the week.

Don’t lose your teen to drug use.

It was created nearly 10 years ago, but some communities are finally seeing an arrival of 2-C-I, or as it is known on the streets as “smiles.”

The drug is described as a stronger combination of LSD and Ecstasy, and it elevates the heart rate.

Because of some of the chemical compounds, smiles is illegal in states where a comprehensive synthetic ban is in place.

Some may mix it with chocolate or candy, but that’s nothing different than other synthetic or substances like psyco mushrooms.

Parents should beware, and again familiarize themselves with the street terms of drugs and drug using.

There is a complete guide of street terms on the teensavers website, which you can access by clicking HERE.