Perhaps Drug Rehab Slipped Her Mind?

An Australian member of parliament has called for the children of drug addicts to be permanently removed from their parents and offered for adoption. Liberal MP Bronwyn Bishop wants to see adoption, rather than fostering, used to separate children from parents who are battling addiction. Excuse me, but has the honorable member completely forgotten about successful drug rehab programs?

Ms. Bishop, who is currently chairing an Australian parliamentary inquiry into the impact of illicit drug use on families, told the Australian Broadcasting Company’s Four Corners program that the current system is skewed towards the interests of drug-using parents, and not their children. She said there are hundreds of parents who are desperate to adopt children and give them love and good homes, but “there is this ‘biology first’ principle.”

By ignoring that successful drug rehab can keep a family together, and tossing “this biology first principle” on the trash heap, Ms. Bishop nullifies both the proven breakthroughs in the science of drug rehab, as well as one of the most primal urges of human history and experience – the urge for one’s own biological parents, and children.

Ms. Bishop’s detractors have been quick to speak up. Brisbane Youth Service spokeswoman Amanda Davies said there is no evidence that all people that use drugs are unable to parent their children. And Queensland Council of Social Service president Karyn Walsh said there is strong evidence that forced removals cause children long-term harm. “You can’t just go removing children simply because their parents have a drug addiction,” she said. “Children need to know their parents, and not all parents who have a drug addiction are bad parents, or incapable of parenting.”

Victorian Child Safety Commissioner Bernie Geary put it best when he said, “There is nothing in my experience worse than a child who’s sentenced to be without their parents for the rest of their lives. Children are better off with families in the long run.”

And let’s not forget the ultimate solution: if the parents do a successful drug rehab program that gets down to the bottom of why they’re taking drugs and resolves those issues, they won’t be addicts.

Male Organ Health and Unclothed Running

With summer in full swing, more people are taking advantage of the fine weather to engage in running activities. Some people are also happy that warm weather means it’s easier to engage in outdoor nudist activities. And there are also some people who combine these two areas and engage in unclothed running. For male enthusiasts of the last-named activity, this does raise the question: are there some male organ health concerns to be considered when one is involved in unclothed running?
Yes, there are some issues that unclothed running men should consider – some of which indicate running unclothed may be beneficial, others of which indicate there may be some considerations to remember. And some of which have less to do with being unclothed and more to do with simply running.

- First and foremost: Be prepared for running . A man who has been a couch potato for the last few years shouldn’t jump into an unclothed marathon. Running is great exercise, but like any exercise it needs to be approached sensibly. Any time a person is significantly changing their exercise routine, checking in with a doctor is advised.

- Sunscreen. Those who are practicing nudists already know the importance of sunscreen. But if a guy does not already engage in a nudist lifestyle, he needs to take special care that those areas of the body that rarely see sun are properly protected.

- Get used to the floppiness. Running devoid of compression shorts can be a bonus for the sacks. Compression shorts can restrict blood flow to the midsection, causing a pain in the sacks – so running unclothed can be a plus. But the member and sacks do flop around while running. This can cause some minor pain, but more often it just feels a little awkward and may take some getting used to.

- Get ready for shrinkage. Most manhoods shrink quite a bit during the process of actually running, due to the physical activity itself. Don’t worry – they grow back to their normal size afterward, but many men feel needlessly embarrassed that they don’t present as more “hung” while running.

- Consider shoes. Some people run an unclothed race completely unclothed; others wear a hat or sunglasses – or shoes. If one’s feet aren’t ready for the rough road, shoes are perfectly legitimate.

- The member and sacks don’t get chafed. With no fabric to rub against, unclothed runners don’t develop the chafing and rashing that many do when wearing clothing.

- The male organ stays cooler and less sweaty. Without the heat of clothing, the member stays cooler. In addition, sweat appears and evaporates, rather than pooling. Sweat tends to come with bacteria and also dries out male organ skin oil, resulting in dry member skin. Unclothed running can reduce this male organ health problem.

- Insects can be a problem. Without protective covering, the manhood and environs can be a target for mosquitoes, ticks, etc. checking for such bites is important, especially if the running route goes through wooded areas.

So to summarize, there are positive male organ health benefits (less heat and pooled sweat, etc.) and some disadvantages (direct exposure to sunlight and insects, etc.) to running unclothed. As in most cases, simple common sense can help to ensure a better run for your member.

Whether running unclothed or not, a guy wants to take certain steps to keep his male organ health a priority. One of these is the daily application of a top drawer male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). For best results, the crème should contain L-arginine. This amino acid helps produce nitric oxide, which is part of the process by which male organ blood vessels are kept receptive to increased blood flow. And the crème should also include vitamin A, which has anti-bacterial properties which can help decrease unwanted and persistent manhood odor.

How To Safely Dispose Of Rx Drugs

According to the White House Drug Policy Office, prescription drug abuse among 18 – to 25-year-olds rose 17 percent from 2002 to 2005. In 2004 and again in 2005, there were more new abusers of prescription drugs than new users of any illicit drug.

Young people mistakenly believe prescription drugs are safer than street drugs, doctors say. But accidental prescription drug deaths are rising and students who abuse pills are more likely to drive fast, binge-drink and engage in other dangerous behaviors. Parents should be alert to these signs and changes in behavior.

Al Gore III’s arrest may raise awareness among parents, said Dr. Donald Misch, director of health services at Northwestern University in Evanston. “This is an opportunity for people to understand this is happening in your household,” he said. “These are your kids. The drug dealers they’re going to are their doctors, their parents and their friends.”

Parents should clean out their medicine cabinets and lock up any prescription medications. This is more than likely customary in homes with toddlers but is advisable no matter the age of the child, just to be safe. This would also prohibit giving them to friends if your child isn’t a user.

Deputy drug czar, Scott Burns stated: “We found in focus groups of young people across the country that in large measure they’re getting the drugs from their own medicine cabinets and the Internet. Some Web pharmacies deliver ordered drugs without legitimate prescriptions, but other sites steal credit card information and never fill orders, Burns said.

With the rise in prescription drug abuse, three federal agencies issued guidelines earlier this year for disposing of medications without harming the environment.

1. Remove unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs from their original containers.

2. Mix prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, like used coffee grounds or cat litter, and put them in impermeable, nondescript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags.

3. Throw containers in the trash.

4. Don’t flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless the accompanying patient information says specifically it is safe to do so.

5. Return drugs to pharmaceutical take-back sites that allow consumers to return unused drugs for safe disposal.

Sources: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency.

Author’s Note: A pharmaceutical sales representative can increase sales by volunteering to return expired or outdated medications for the wholesalers in their territory. This can be a daunting task for their employees. Offering customer service at this level is rare and not expected. This also gives the drug rep an idea of the inventory on hand and an opportunity to help sell their medications. The wholesaler can offer specials to the retail drug stores on your proprietary pharmaceuticals.