What are the reasons that people give for taking Drugs?

People will say just about anything to make you cave into taking drugs . Hear their excuses and know the facts from the fiction.
http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/influence/whypeopletakedrugs

If you work with Youth at all, always look for those moments when reinforcement of good, clean living is at its best: http://www.lifeatitsbest.org/workingyouth.html

NCCA_18644There are many reasons why some people start taking drugs. Many of these are social. But with the very first use, chemical changes occur in the brain that may lead to addiction. Drug addiction is a disease 1. And with every additional use, the user increases his or her chance of becoming addicted.

To help people better understand the science and facts about drug addiction, leading scientists in substance abuse at the National Institute on Drug Abuse recently published “Drugs and the Brain”.

NCCA is going to partner with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and offer resources at the National Catholic Youth Conference coming up this month, Nov 21-23.  Click here for more information about this Conference.

Do you work with Youth?  Do you have any ideas or experiences to share with our readers on how to help them resist peer pressure and live life at it’s best- Clean and sober?  Please write me at NCCA@guesthouse.org and I will share your testimony or ideas in a future blog post.

God Bless you,

Louise Westcott, NCCA Director