- Parent Category: Need to Know How to Stop an Addiction?
- Category: Drug Behavior
- Written by Stop Admin
A study released earlier this week from the Kaiser Family Foundation regarding teen attitudes and behavior toward sex showed that drugs and alcohol contribute to unplanned and unsafe sexual practices. Specifically, the report stated one in five sexually active young people engage in unprotected sex while intoxicated. It is no secret that unprotected sex and the impaired state of mind brought about by drug and alcohol use cause unwanted teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Immoral behavior caused by drug use reaches far beyond promiscuity. According to Luke Catton, President of the drug rehabilitation and education program Narconon Arrowhead, "We work with addicts from all over the country and one commonality is that most of these people have created seriously unwanted conditions in all areas of their lives because of their drug use. True rehabilitation requires not just 'clean time' or counseling, but a teaching of life skills and an understanding of ethics, morals, personal values and integrity."
Catton, a former addict and graduate of the Narconon program several years ago, says he can relate to the study from the Kaiser Foundation.
"In the last ten years I've seen a lot of young people ruin their lives due to risky sexual practices by contracting diseases, breaking up marriages and having children without any support system in place."
A common myth among both adolescents and adults is that certain drugs can enhance sexual feelings and performance. The fact is that drugs actually dull the senses, even sexual sensations, as they are masked, altered and deadened from the chemicals.
L. Ron Hubbard's book Clear Body, Clear Mind is a New York Times Bestseller about the effective purification program. In part one of the book he wrote about observing a "drug personality," which is artificial and changes the attitude from the individual's original personality to one secretly harboring hostilities and hatreds he does not permit to show on the surface. While this may not hold true in all cases, it does establish a link between drugs and increasing difficulties with crime, production and the modern breakdown of social and industrial culture.
Dexterity, ability and alertness are the main things that prevent getting into painful situations and a primary target of these vanish with drugs. So drugs set you up to get into situations that are truly disastrous and keep you that way. One has a choice between being essentially dead with drugs or alive without them. Drugs rob life of the sensations and joys that are the only reasons for living.
Mr. Hubbard's research in the field of detoxification and drug rehabilitation is the basis for the Narconon program, which is one of the most successful programs in operation and continues to grow rapidly with groups working in 35 countries around the world. To find out more about a solution to drug use visit www.stopaddiction.com or cal 1-800-468-6933 today.