Chapters Capistrano Blog

January 26, 2018

Give Teens Facts, Not Fiction, about Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

This is (or was; the week’s almost over) National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. It continues through Jan. 28, with local events all over the country (check your community bulletin boards). NDAAW was designed by scientists with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol […]

January 5, 2018

Many Opioid Addicts Only Took Opioids as Prescribed

Opioid addiction and overdose deaths are up, but what is the core problem? Is it just an opioid epidemic? Or something else? For some people, the answer still seems to be it’s a question of morals or willpower. For others, it is like a disease, like diabetes, maybe exacerbated by […]

December 29, 2017

The Gateway Drug Theory of Substance Abuse

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Marijuana is a gateway drug, that is, if you use it, you will go on to use other drugs. I first remember hearing that theory on an episode of Dragnet in the 1960s, where Joe Friday claimed that whenever they arrested a […]