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March 2011

Helpful and Misleading Drug Abuse Articles from New York

by Staff, on abuse, articles, drug, new york, prevention, substance, teenagers, teens, york

Articles can be very helpful written documents, that don’t take much time to read, as they are usually short, but still can provide a lot of useful information. Drug abuse is a great problem now days, so it is no wonder that many articles in papers or on the internet cover this subject.


If you want to find out more about drug problem in order to prevent it or help your teenager, you may find the answer in some of the drug abuse articles. It can be especially helpful if the matter is urgent (it always is with an addicted teen), and you don’t have much time to read bunch of books on subject and visit and choose between various New York counselors.


If you prefer reading papers, you can find and buy magazines specialized on teen problems and drug abuse among them. They are usually wrote by experienced professionals who deal with this problem for years, so this may also be more valid way of gating information you need.


On the other hand, one magazine can’t hold all the information you may need, and it can be difficult for you everything that interests you. On the internet, you have the possibility to search the specific subject that concerns you. There are sites and blogs that write articles on drug abuse every day, professional and amateur.


Downside of internet reading can be the articles written by unqualified people, which can give you untrue information. You have to be careful and check the info you read on other sites, too. Single out sites that look credible and articles posted by organizations and professionals, rather then anonymous individuals.


There are people out there who like to use internet to spread out false information, for reasons know only to them, so you will have to loose intuition and logic some times, and don’t believe everything you read. Some personalized blogs may contain drug abuse articles from personal experience, which may not be true at all.


For instance, if you read somewhere that someone created addiction after smoking one joint – this cannot possibly be true. These types of false stories from personal experience, many parents think that their teenager is already an addict and destined to life with drugs if he only tried drugs just ones. Nothing is determined yet, and things are still easy fixable, he just needs to realize mistake.


On the other hand, if you read a drug abuse article of overdose or a getting a disease after one or short time of usage, that is quite believable. In fact, the younger teenager is, his body will be more venerable to drugs. Beginners, still un-tolerant to drugs have more chance to get sick, or make mistakes – like using someone else’s equipment and get a virus or other disease. Staff