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Our Mission--To support youth who are at risk for drug/substance abuse, to promote drug/substance free lifestyles and to break the generational cycle of drug abuse through advocacy, intervention, education and mentoring.

Our Vision--To see that every child in the extended family circle in the United States has the right to grow, be happy and healthy, in a drug/substance/violence free environment.

 

 

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of drug/substance abuse and addiction is the fact that there are few successful options for treatment and recovery. However, there are many dedicated people working on answers to the many questions that addiction poses. Brain research along with behavioral research and education seem to offer the keys to unlocking the mysteries of why people risk everything to engage in the self destructiveness that drug/substance abuse leads to. Below are links that give current information on the research that is going on concerning drugs and substances. Continue to check this page frequenctly for updated information on key research being conducted around the world.

All information posted here is with the permission of the authors.

NTP-CERHR Expert Panel Report on the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity of Amphetamine and Methamphetamine 114 pages PDF

Mechanisms of Methamphetamine 14 pages PDF

Children in Methamphetamine Homes 7 pages PDF

Healing Helpers own Dr. Michael Owens has recently been featured in Nature Medicine!
Below is an abstract of the story by Emma Marris with the link that will take you to the full story!
MANY THANKS TO THE GOOD PEOPLE AT NATURE MEDICINE for permission to republish!

nature

Emma Marris is a science writer based in Columbia, Missouri.

Abstract
Current medications used to treat drug addiction help to some extent by easing withdrawal symptoms, but these treatments cannot curb the high that people receive when they relapse and take a hit of the drug. Emma Marris explores how researchers are working on a way to make these tempting drug highs history for recovering addicts.

LINK FOR THE FULL STORY

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v14/n4/full/nm0408-358.html



Molecular matchmaker: Owens (pictured in his lab) designs antibodies to bind methamphetamines--Emma Marris

 

   

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