For more than a decade, Karen has been researching and writing about drug trafficking, drug abuse, addiction and recovery. She has also studied and written about policy issues related to drug treatment.

Karen in Narconon Success
January 15, 2018

“Writing my harmful acts lifted a ton of weight off my shoulders.”

How are personal values lost? Narconon students find this out on one of the Life Skills courses called Personal Values. They also find out how to restore them. By the end of this course, the past can be left behind and a positive future is there for them to live.


Karen in Drug Rehab
January 9, 2018

The “Big Four”—Top Drugs Sending Texans to Rehab

Texans to Rehab Texans tend to be justifiably proud of their big state and the tough-talking attitudes of Texans. The slogan “Don’t mess with Texas” is a refrain used by Texans to express their pride in their own independence and ruggedness.


Karen in New Life Detoxification
December 21, 2017

The Shining Benefits of the Narconon New Life Detoxification

Each person on the Narconon program completes a sauna-based detox early in their programs. Why? To brighten mood and clarify thinking as drug residues are flushed out of the body.


Karen in Drug Rehab
November 18, 2017

Recovering Responsibility is a Core Component of Rehabilitation

True rehabilitation after addiction will restore a person’s sense of personal responsibility and a desire to help others. Families watch for this change as a person goes through rehab.


Karen in Fentanyl
November 17, 2017

Lubbock Breaths Sigh of Relief After Fentanyl Dealers Jailed

Along with thousands of other communities, Lubbock struggled with fentanyl supplies on the illicit drug market that were stealing the lives of Texans. The arrest of four people put an end to fentanyl deaths—for the moment, at least.


Karen in Drug Rehab
November 12, 2017

Texas Struggles with Addiction to Pills, Heroin and Fentanyl

When you see national headlines about addiction and overdoses, they usually focus on the Northeast or Midwest. But a resident of Texas—especially South Texas—would argue that their region needs much more attention and care.