Drug Abuse Counseling is a key element in helping abusers stay clean and off of drugs. This is why learning of potential threats to their patients is very important to drug abuse counselors. One such threat is the internet. A study has shown that the internet is making it easier for users to feed their designer drug habits. One of the reasons for this is because it helps to glamorize these designer drugs. Another reason is designer drugs are a “Fast Pleasure” and they are easily mixed with alcohol when at a night club setting. For more information on this developing trend please review this article from Metro World News.
By Anthony Johnston
From Metro World News
Drug Abuse Counseling Advice: The Internet is Feeding Designer Drug Use.
Designer drugs are growing at an unsurpassed rate and are now easily available over the internet like never before, a UN-affiliated report warned on Tuesday.
“In recent years, there has been an unprecedented surge in the abuse of new psychoactive substances,” often called “legal highs” or “designer drugs,” Raymond Yans, president of the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), said at the annual report launch in London.
In Europe alone, the number of websites selling illicit drugs has more than quadrupled in two years, surging from 170 in January 2010 to 690 sites in January 2012. The report added that almost one new substance is appearing every week in the continent. Previously, between 2000 and 2005 there were an average of five notifications of new substances per year.
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Drug Abuse Counseling is more than simply counseling for drug users. It is about prevention and stopping drug use before it happens. Substance abuse counselors strongly recommend talking to your children or loved ones that you feel might be “at risk” for drug abuse. Not only should you let them know the dangers of use but try and get to the root of the problem. Once you have identified the core, you both can move on together and eliminate any possibility of drug use altogether.
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