Oklahoma has struggled with one of the worst prescription drug addiction epidemics. Given that a growing number of young people are getting their first experience with prescription drugs by finding meds at home, a critical step in ending this public health crisis will be informing parents and families about removing unused prescription drugs from Sooner State households. Thankfully, there is frequent Prescription Drug Take Back events and safe locations where concerned residents can properly dispose of unused pharmaceutical drugs.
As much as parents might not want to think about it, alcohol use is quite prevalent among young people, even those under the age of 21. That is something to be concerned about. We might chalk it up to “just what teens and young adults are going to do,” but we walk on thin ice when we do that. Alcohol use among adolescents can have serious consequences.
We might not always realize it, but celebrities (with all of their charisma, wealth, public presence, and connections) possess the ability to make real changes in areas that they feel strongly about. Several celebrities already work hard at supporting, funding, even starting campaigns in various humanitarian, environmental, educational, criminal, or political issues that hit home for them.
There is perhaps no greater loss than losing a loved one before their time, and perhaps no method more terrible in which to lose a loved one than through an overdose.
Bad health habits beget more bad habits, just as good habits beget good habits. For as long as we can remember, this logic has made sense to us. It just computes well that fast-food eaters will likely be ones to skip the gym as well. That people who do Yoga will probably eat home-cooked meals.
In March 2016, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would add a Black Box Warning to the most widely used prescription painkillers. Will this lower the rate of prescription drug abuse in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma has taken actions to control the distribution of prescription drugs but much more needs to be done to reverse the state’s trend of drug abuse. Narconon provides recommendations that can help.
Narconon Arrowhead examine whether or not Oklahoma elementary schools should include marijuana in their drug education classes. A look at recent incidents where marijuana products were found in elementary schools would suggest that it’s a good idea.
The mission of the National Safety Council (NSC) is to save lives. Through leadership, education, leadership and advocacy, the NSC focuses on preventing injuries and deaths in the workplace, in homes, in communities, and on the roads.