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Butting up against such a big city means that Aurora shares many of the same problems that come with city living in major population areas. For example, the drug use that plagues the state capital also spills over into Aurora. City officials have worked to deal with drug addiction in the area for years, but they are still losing the battle against the drug dealers that want to make money at the expense of the health of our communities.
When facing such a far-reaching problem, it could be easy for any citizen to throw up his hands and wonder what one person could possibly accomplish. The answer to this attitude is that single individuals are the only people that can do anything about widespread drug addiction, but the trend has to start at home.
Most cases of drug addiction in Aurora could be prevented if parents took a more aggressive stance against drug use in schools and in their own children’s teenage years. Education at home is incredibly effective when it is actually performed. Most parents rely on others to teach their kids about drug abuse if they think about the issue at all. This isn’t good enough. All parents in Aurora need to start learning everything they can about the top drugs used in Aurora and across the state.
One of the most dangerous myths in recent years has been the constant repetition in the media of demonstrably untrue statements about marijuana. Advocates for marijuana legalization have ignored medical research into how the drug actually affects the human body and mind. They have relied on the maxim that any lie repeated loud enough and long enough will eventually be accepted as fact. They have said that marijuana isn’t addictive (when it actually is) and that it isn’t harmful to use (which couldn’t be further from the truth.)
The result of positive portrayals in the media and on TV and in movies has been that an entire generation is growing up thinking that marijuana is a safe and fun drug to use. Popular actors and comedians go out of their way to portray the drug as doing nothing more harmful than causing the “munchies.” This is incredibly harmful when the truth is that marijuana routinely causes brain damage and lung cancer in its users.
Parents need to learn the truth about this drug so that they can start teaching their own children the truth no matter what lies the media tries to spin. They can also start helping turn the tide against legalization initiatives, even if one has already passed.
The truth is that marijuana is a very harmful drug, but vested interests will continue to try to make it more acceptable to the public until it is as common as alcohol. Right now weed can only be sold in special shops that are supposedly highly regulated. Many observers have recognized the value in growing and selling marijuana as if it were tobacco, however. They want to put out nation on the path to marijuana being the newest widely available drug. We all need to work together to stop this from becoming a reality.
Parents can start educating themselves by studying up on the most popular drugs used in Aurora and across the state of Colorado. A good resource for doing this Colorado Drug Control Update. This is a report that the state government compiles in order to spread awareness of these dangerous drugs and the rates at which they’re being used.
Go down this list and start researching what the symptoms of use for each drug are. That way you will recognize them when your own child or another loved one has started to abuse a drug.
The very best way to help a friend or family member that is abusing drugs is to get that family member into a residential rehab center. These are programs that help drug addicts around the clock to get over substance abuse. For most addicts, just going to meetings won’t be enough. You need to find a program that will provide the full-time care and attention needed to get your loved one through his or her withdrawal symptoms and back onto the path of sobriety.
That takes time and life skills training. Keep on looking for a center until you find one that is going to treat your loved one like a family member. You’ll know you’ve got the right center when you find it, as it will deliver all-natural rehab services and have the evidence to show its success rate at actually getting addicts past addiction.
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