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Recent Reports State That 19 Million Americans Abuse Prescription Drugs; FDA and Novus Medical Detox Agree That Education is Needed


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 46 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdose, which adds up to about 17,000 deaths annually. The reports also state that poisonings by drug overdose have tripled over the past 30 years. (1) Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, states that the reason behind the high number of fatalities lies in inadequate drug education.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries this same belief, and has responded by implementing a new drug education program. The program seeks to educate doctors who prescribe these highly-addictive painkillers, as well as the patients who are taking them. The program’s mission is “to teach doctors about proper opiate prescribing for pain patients to minimize the risks of diversion and addiction.” (4)

The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 stated that in 2012, 6.1% (19 million) of Americans abused prescription opioids, including morphine, codeine, OxyContin and Vicodin. This figure categorizes the United States as a country that abuses prescription drugs more than any other country in the world. (2) In an effort to lower the number of people harmed by these drugs, Novus warns Americans to exercise caution when receiving a new prescription from a physician, and to ask questions related to its side effects.

“Intentionally or not, Americans may be underestimating the highly addictive nature of drugs such as opioids,” stated Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon. “It may start as nothing more than filling a prescription for legitimate pain, but overdose may result when a patient seeks to elicit a stronger high from these drugs.”

Novus recommends that the following steps be taken when being prescribed a new medication (3):

●    Be sure that the prescription comes from a trusted physician;

●    Only use the medication as prescribed;

●    Ask the physician about the medicine and its effects;

●    Conduct your own research about the drug’s effects; and

●    Be prepared—ask your doctor what to do if one becomes addicted.

All of these tips are important to heed before a patient starts to take a medication, because addiction may begin with the patient being unaware of a medication’s initial effects. This patient may begin to take pills more liberally than prescribed, and the dangers of addiction do not lie far behind.

Runyon maintains that comprehensive drug education, starting in grade school and continuing throughout adult life to physician visits, can help to significantly reduce the number of Americans addicted to such drugs.

While new preventative measures are being taken, Novus recommends looking out for the following symptoms or behaviors (but not limited to), if someone suspects that a loved one is abusing pain reliever prescription drugs (5):

●    Nausea, drowsiness;

●    Mood swings and anxiety;

●    Slowed reactions, movement and breathing;

●    Jittery or secretive; and/or

●    Neglect of work/school responsibilities.

Runyon advises those who are dependent upon any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television, and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1.Hutchins, Sarah. “Drug Overdose: Prescription Painkillers Poison 46 Americans Every Day.” Liberty Voice, 20 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. guardianlv.com/2014/07/drug-overdose-prescription-painkillers-poison-46-americans-every-day/.

2.Blake, Matthew. “Extent of US Dependency on Prescription Drugs Revealed: UN Report Shows 6% of American Adults Hooked on Pills.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 07 July 2014. Web. 21 July 2014. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683318/Extent-US-dependency-prescription-drugs-revealed-UN-report-shows-6-American-adults-hooked-pills.html.

3.Winkel, Bethany. “Avoiding Prescription Drug Abuse—Treatment Solutions.” Treatment Solutions. N.p., 11 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 July 2014. treatmentsolutions.com/avoiding-prescription-drug-abuse/.

4.Sack, David. “FDA Prescription Drug Abuse Plan Hits—and Misses—the Mark—Addiction Recovery.” Addiction Recovery with David Sack, M.D. Psych Central.com, 7 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. blogs.psychcentral.com/addiction-recovery/2014/07/fda-prescription-drug-abuse-plan-hits-and-misses-the-mark/.

5.“Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Pain Reliever Abuse.” Narconon International, n.d. Web. 22 July 2014. narconon.org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-pain-relievers.html.







How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.







How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.







How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.







How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.







Recent Reports State That 19 Million Americans Abuse Prescription Drugs; FDA and Novus Medical Detox Agree That Education is Needed


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 46 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdose, which adds up to about 17,000 deaths annually. The reports also state that poisonings by drug overdose have tripled over the past 30 years. (1) Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, states that the reason behind the high number of fatalities lies in inadequate drug education.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries this same belief, and has responded by implementing a new drug education program. The program seeks to educate doctors who prescribe these highly-addictive painkillers, as well as the patients who are taking them. The program’s mission is “to teach doctors about proper opiate prescribing for pain patients to minimize the risks of diversion and addiction.” (4)

The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 stated that in 2012, 6.1% (19 million) of Americans abused prescription opioids, including morphine, codeine, OxyContin and Vicodin. This figure categorizes the United States as a country that abuses prescription drugs more than any other country in the world. (2) In an effort to lower the number of people harmed by these drugs, Novus warns Americans to exercise caution when receiving a new prescription from a physician, and to ask questions related to its side effects.

“Intentionally or not, Americans may be underestimating the highly addictive nature of drugs such as opioids,” stated Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon. “It may start as nothing more than filling a prescription for legitimate pain, but overdose may result when a patient seeks to elicit a stronger high from these drugs.”

Novus recommends that the following steps be taken when being prescribed a new medication (3):

●    Be sure that the prescription comes from a trusted physician;

●    Only use the medication as prescribed;

●    Ask the physician about the medicine and its effects;

●    Conduct your own research about the drug’s effects; and

●    Be prepared—ask your doctor what to do if one becomes addicted.

All of these tips are important to heed before a patient starts to take a medication, because addiction may begin with the patient being unaware of a medication’s initial effects. This patient may begin to take pills more liberally than prescribed, and the dangers of addiction do not lie far behind.

Runyon maintains that comprehensive drug education, starting in grade school and continuing throughout adult life to physician visits, can help to significantly reduce the number of Americans addicted to such drugs.

While new preventative measures are being taken, Novus recommends looking out for the following symptoms or behaviors (but not limited to), if someone suspects that a loved one is abusing pain reliever prescription drugs (5):

●    Nausea, drowsiness;

●    Mood swings and anxiety;

●    Slowed reactions, movement and breathing;

●    Jittery or secretive; and/or

●    Neglect of work/school responsibilities.

Runyon advises those who are dependent upon any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television, and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1.Hutchins, Sarah. “Drug Overdose: Prescription Painkillers Poison 46 Americans Every Day.” Liberty Voice, 20 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. guardianlv.com/2014/07/drug-overdose-prescription-painkillers-poison-46-americans-every-day/.

2.Blake, Matthew. “Extent of US Dependency on Prescription Drugs Revealed: UN Report Shows 6% of American Adults Hooked on Pills.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 07 July 2014. Web. 21 July 2014. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683318/Extent-US-dependency-prescription-drugs-revealed-UN-report-shows-6-American-adults-hooked-pills.html.

3.Winkel, Bethany. “Avoiding Prescription Drug Abuse—Treatment Solutions.” Treatment Solutions. N.p., 11 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 July 2014. treatmentsolutions.com/avoiding-prescription-drug-abuse/.

4.Sack, David. “FDA Prescription Drug Abuse Plan Hits—and Misses—the Mark—Addiction Recovery.” Addiction Recovery with David Sack, M.D. Psych Central.com, 7 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. blogs.psychcentral.com/addiction-recovery/2014/07/fda-prescription-drug-abuse-plan-hits-and-misses-the-mark/.

5.“Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Pain Reliever Abuse.” Narconon International, n.d. Web. 22 July 2014. narconon.org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-pain-relievers.html.







How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.







How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.







Recent Reports State That 19 Million Americans Abuse Prescription Drugs; FDA and Novus Medical Detox Agree That Education is Needed


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 46 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdose, which adds up to about 17,000 deaths annually. The reports also state that poisonings by drug overdose have tripled over the past 30 years. (1) Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, states that the reason behind the high number of fatalities lies in inadequate drug education.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries this same belief, and has responded by implementing a new drug education program. The program seeks to educate doctors who prescribe these highly-addictive painkillers, as well as the patients who are taking them. The program’s mission is “to teach doctors about proper opiate prescribing for pain patients to minimize the risks of diversion and addiction.” (4)

The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 stated that in 2012, 6.1% (19 million) of Americans abused prescription opioids, including morphine, codeine, OxyContin and Vicodin. This figure categorizes the United States as a country that abuses prescription drugs more than any other country in the world. (2) In an effort to lower the number of people harmed by these drugs, Novus warns Americans to exercise caution when receiving a new prescription from a physician, and to ask questions related to its side effects.

“Intentionally or not, Americans may be underestimating the highly addictive nature of drugs such as opioids,” stated Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon. “It may start as nothing more than filling a prescription for legitimate pain, but overdose may result when a patient seeks to elicit a stronger high from these drugs.”

Novus recommends that the following steps be taken when being prescribed a new medication (3):

●    Be sure that the prescription comes from a trusted physician;

●    Only use the medication as prescribed;

●    Ask the physician about the medicine and its effects;

●    Conduct your own research about the drug’s effects; and

●    Be prepared—ask your doctor what to do if one becomes addicted.

All of these tips are important to heed before a patient starts to take a medication, because addiction may begin with the patient being unaware of a medication’s initial effects. This patient may begin to take pills more liberally than prescribed, and the dangers of addiction do not lie far behind.

Runyon maintains that comprehensive drug education, starting in grade school and continuing throughout adult life to physician visits, can help to significantly reduce the number of Americans addicted to such drugs.

While new preventative measures are being taken, Novus recommends looking out for the following symptoms or behaviors (but not limited to), if someone suspects that a loved one is abusing pain reliever prescription drugs (5):

●    Nausea, drowsiness;

●    Mood swings and anxiety;

●    Slowed reactions, movement and breathing;

●    Jittery or secretive; and/or

●    Neglect of work/school responsibilities.

Runyon advises those who are dependent upon any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

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How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.