Narconon Drug Prevention Specialist Spells out the Danger of Marijuana in Less than One Minute in New Video
Every day, youth receive many conflicting messages about drug use from their friends, movies and music. What is needed to cut through all the noise is clear, precise information about drugs. That’s what this new video from Bobby Wiggins, a drug prevention specialist for decades, now provides.
When a young teen first steps out on his (or her) own, away from his parents’ influence, he is immediately bombarded with confusing and sometimes oppressive influences. She may be influenced about simple things like the proper dress to be fit in with their peers, how much makeup to wear and how late to stay out. Differing opinions among their friends challenge their parents’ teachings.
But independent teenage years also bring far more critical influences and decisions. When is the right time to start being sexually active? And is it right to take drugs? Which drugs are OK? Which ones are dangerous?
Most teens lack the specific guidelines to help them at this time of their lives. Drug education classes lean heavily in the direction of scare tactics and adamant directions that the teens should “not use any drugs” without explaining why that is. Drug education ends up being mired down in conflicting opinions and just become more “orders from grown-ups on what to do.”
To make things worse, the controversy and conflicting ideas that are pushed by media outlets and legislative bodies provide no clear message to teens. Marijuana use is bad… but it’s OK for sick people. Doctors say so. Prescription drug abuse is also bad… but that’s OK for sick people too. Doctors say that as well. Alcohol use is bad, but teens see adults drinking at sports events and social gatherings all the time. And as for the alcohol and drug use in movies and music videos – that’s pretty much a never-ending display of substance abuse.
What teens need is crystal clear information that cuts through the noise, conflict and confusion. A new video from Bobby Wiggins, a drug education specialist for decades, lays the truth about marijuana right on the line. A former addict, Mr. Wiggins knows all too well what happens to youth who lack clear information about drugs. “It’s my mission to prevent people from becoming addicted in the future by teaching young people WHY it’s dangerous to get started using drugs,” explained Mr. Wiggins.
“No one I’ve ever known has intended to become an addict,” he added. “I should know. I’ve helped thousands of people get off drugs after they got trapped in their drug or alcohol abuse. By spreading drug education far and wide, it’s very simple: in the future, there will be fewer addicts who need treatment.”
Mr. Wiggins’ quick and to-the-point video on the primary problems with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is available on YouTube at: How long does weed stay in the system?. Mr. Wiggins meets the challenge of fast and clear education in this one minute video that provides enough specific information about marijuana to make the viewer stop and think. And that may just be the moment that can save that young person from thinking that drug use is fine, because “everyone else is doing it.”
Mr. Wiggins learned how to overcome his own addiction through the services of the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. From its modest beginning inside the Arizona State Prison system, the Narconon program has grown to provide drug rehab services and drug education classes through more than 120 centers around the world. Mr. Wiggins has helped forward this movement by developing many of the drug education curricula used by Narconon volunteer and staff education specialists. After two decades of developing and delivering classes, he is now utilizing the reach of the internet and posting his drug education messages on YouTube for anyone to see. Anyone can find answers to questions like “How Long do Drugs Stay in the Body?” “Is Ecstasy Safe?” and “What do Drugs do to Your Nervous System?”
“It’s not enough to tell young people ‘just say no.’ They need to be able to think for themselves in all kinds of challenging situations,” Mr. Wiggins offered. “Their best friend lighting up a joint is a powerful inducement to join in. It takes a strong message to enable that young person to maintain an independent viewpoint, right at that moment. That’s what this anti-marijuana video and all my other anti-drug videos are about.”
Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers send their staff and volunteers out into the community to deliver anti-drug classes to thousands of people annually, focusing on schoolchildren, companies and community groups. Corporate drug education classes can save companies tens of thousands of dollars in losses by preventing addiction among valuable and experienced employees.
Civic groups enlist the participation of Narconon drug education specialists for community events to spread the word about the better life that can be lived when one is drug-free.
For more than 45 years, Narconon centers and staff have been dedicated to the elimination of drug abuse and addiction. Mr. Wiggins and the international network of Narconon centers show no signs of slowing down in the least.
For more information on Narconon drug education services call us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also another video released earlier this year: Long Term Effects of Weed
There is so much controversy over the long term and short term effects of weed that it can be hard to get at the truth. Well-financed figures on both sides display their opposing views about the drug’s harm or safety. If a person, young or old, wanted the facts on weed, where would they turn?
Now Bobby Wiggins, a spokesperson and drug educator for Narconon International, explains one of the key problems related to the effects of weed consumption in a clear, three-minute YouTube video. Mr. Wiggins has educated hundreds of thousands of children on the dangers of drug use and recorded the video about the long-term effects of weed to continue the education about the effects of weed use on a broader scale.
In this video, Mr. Wiggins explains a key feature of the abuse of weed that inevitably results in a lower physical, mental and emotional state for the abuser. Without having this kind of analytical information available, it would be easy for young people to decide to start using weed. And that’s just what is happening.
The Monitoring the Future annual report of drug and alcohol use by high school students reports that use of marijuana continues to rise, in contrast to the prior decade when those figures fell. In 2010, nearly half of high school seniors used an illicit drug, nearly 40 percent of them using weed. One in sixteen was using marijuana daily or almost daily. The report went on to state that a growing number of teens think that marijuana effects are not dangerous at all, even when use is long term or frequent.
“The whole argument for the medical use of marijuana or legalization to relieve the burden on law enforcement or the judicial system simply obscures the real thing that people need to know,” stated Mr. Wiggins. “What are the short term effects of weed use? And the long term effects? If it creates damage, people need to focus on this fact and make sure our young people know.
“Understanding that all drug abuse has some kind of damaging effect is knowledge that could save a person’s life someday,” commented Mr. Wiggins. “That’s the process I intend to start with this video.”
Narconon is an international organization dedicated to the elimination of drug abuse and addiction through effective drug rehabilitation and drug education delivered at centers around the world.
Visit www.narconon.org for more information about marijuana use and weed effects.
Los Angeles, CA — It is no secret that alcohol and drug abuse lead to risky behavior on the lighter side and a total depletion of honesty and virtues on the most severe. From promiscuity and theft to a lack of production at work and even murder, those who fall in the trap of substance abuse and addiction are largely responsible for the declining moral fabric of our society.
Narconon is considered by many to be the most comprehensive drug rehabilitation and education program in the world. In addition to prevention efforts to keep youth away from drug abuse and their successful drug rehab programs, Narconon’s holistic approach deals with all areas of life to help keep former addicts from returning to old patterns or routines that led them to substance abuse in the first place.
As part of its overall curriculum, Narconon uses a book called The Way To Happiness, which is a non-religious, common sense guide to better living that was written by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The booklet has been translated into 90 languages and distributed to tens of millions of people worldwide. A new video covering the 21 precepts has just been released and is also being used to accompany the book in Narconon rehabilitation centers.
“The application of these principles is vital to restoring addicts’ self-respect and responsibility,” comments Clark Carr, President of Narconon International, “These unbiased values, when applied, can not only keep people away from relapsing to drugs, but also help make life at home and in their communities better for themselves and others around them. This is especially important for reuniting families this holiday season.
Narconon reminds people that all drugs are basically poisons for a person’s body and that the amount taken determines the effect. This is true for over-the-counter medications, alcohol, prescription drugs and of course illicit street drugs. Having a broader understanding about what drug and alcohol abuse do to an individual and how it impacts his or her life is a key element to creating better communities. Narconon’s educational approach helps not only restore honesty and trust, but also increases competence and ability.
For more information about The Way To Happiness book or video, or to find out more about Narconon’s drug rehabilitation and education programs, visit www.narconon.org today. Don’t let another Holiday Season be destroyed by alcohol or drug abuse. Get help now.
Drug rehab is a challenge in the best of times. These are not the best of times in Mexico. There have been nearly 10,000 drug cartel murders recorded nationwide in the past few years, including raids even on drug rehab centers themselves. The economies of both Mexico and the U.S. are struggling. Rehab beds are full, including too many returning after relapse. In such a climate what can be done?
“One thing,” says Clark Carr, president of Narconon International, “is to share our best methods to help get better results out of rehab. And in larger numbers.” It seems 30 rehab directors in the State of Sinaloa agree that working together, they can get better results. Just so, in two intensive Narconon First Step workshops in Mazatlan and Culiacan in November Mexican rehab counselors spent days learning and practicing techniques to address the first fierce challenge in rehab – getting the drug user withdrawn from his addictive drugs of choice.
“I had no idea that the withdrawal symptoms of heroin and other opiates so closely parallel the deficiency symptoms of calcium, magnesium, and B vitamins,” says Victor Capaceta, director of two 50-bed Mazatlan rehab facilities, called Una Luz en el Camino. “We’re using these natural nutrients recommended by Narconon, and it significantly eases withdrawal pain and discomfort.”
Mazatlan rehab counselors from 11 different centers attending First Step workshops agree and have joined together to continue to use Narconon nutritional and pain-reducing techniques in collaboration with Narconon International. Nineteen rehab directors attended similar workshops in Culiacan, and most have also decided to start using Narconon’s proven, simple-to-use drug-free withdrawal methods. “Equally valuable,” says Epitacio Valdez, director of CICA, Culiacan’s Centro Integracion Contra Adicciones, “are Narconon’s unique techniques to help a recovering addict stay oriented in present time, vital to get through withdrawal and into recovery.” Valdez says he will coordinate the Narconon First Step in Culiacan.
Overall, more than 500 recovering addicts in treatment are going to be affected through this collaboration with Narconon. “We hope this is just the beginning,” says Esteban Ramirez, president of Sinaloa Federation of Drug Rehabilitation Centers. “We have asked Narconon Primer Paso to bring its techniques to more institutions and jails, too. There is much need, and their help is welcome.”
The Narconon First Step Program is based on drug-free rehabilitation techniques developed by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. Narconon was founded by William Benitez in Arizona State Prison over 40 years ago and has expanded to comprise now more than 150 drug rehabilitation and education centers in 50 countries.
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Situated in a distraction free rural area of Central Québec, Narconon Trois-Rivières has had the privilege of helping people for the past ten years, who were battling problems with drug and alcohol addiction. This drug rehab centre is proud to be a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction within Canada, and has been helping people from all across the country. This centre is also very fortunate to have welcomed and served many people from other countries over the years. The Narconon program delivers a 100% natural drug treatment method, which allows an addict to fully handle the physical and psychological problems that are involved with drug addiction. Combined with a biophysical detoxification method and in-depth cognitive therapy and life skills, the Narconon Trois-Rivières drug rehab centre is able to deliver a 70% success rate.
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http://www.narconon.org/ The Positive Art of Hip Hop(tm) supports Narconon(r) with an anti-prescription drug message.
Abuse of prescription drugs has become more of a serious problem than street drugs. The recent death of Michael Jackson due to prescription drug abuse has roused many artists to take a stronger stand against prescription drugs.
Hip hop artist Tru-Ace and R&B singer Luigi, deliver a message to their public in Los Angeles, CA about prescription drugs with the solution to find the truth about drugs through visiting the Narconon website at narconon.org.
Both of these hip hop artists and their dancers are drug-free.
Tru-Ace and his dancer-J Blu
Luigi and his dancers, Raul and Ray Ray.
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