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Category: Illicit Drugs

What are the most Effective Ways to Handle the Heroin Addiction Epidemic?

Dec 13, 2017
By now we’ve all heard that heroin abuse and addiction are still on the rise, leading to shockingly high numbers of overdoses. According to the CDC, between 2002 and 2013,...

Number of Home Meth Labs Declining

Sep 14, 2015
According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the number of home meth labs in the Midwestern United States is declining. Authorities state that in 2014 the number of meth labs...

“Narcos” and the War on Drugs

Aug 28, 2015
A new drama has been added to the Netflix lineup, and it is expected to both entertain and educate. Called “Narcos,” the show tells the story of Colombian drug lord,...

Hepatitis C a Risk for Opiate Addicts

Aug 25, 2015
According to the CDC, our country is now seeing the repercussions of the high numbers of heroin and prescription painkiller users manifested in a new threat: Hepatitis C. A new...

White House Develops a Plan to Stop Heroin Epidemic

Aug 19, 2015
It’s what the country has been waiting and hoping for – a real plan that can finally help do something about the tragic rise in heroin addiction and overdose in...

Marijuana and Professional Sports

Aug 3, 2015
The marijuana controversy rages on as people continue to argue about whether or not the drug is dangerous, whether it can be medically beneficial, and whether it should be legalized....

New Drug Trends, 2015

Jul 28, 2015
  We live in a society today that relies heavily on substances like drugs and alcohol to meet a variety of needs. Some people use substances to numb pain or...

New Ruling Will Make it more Difficult to Convict Synthetic Drug Dealers

Jun 19, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled this past week that those who are accused of selling synthetic drugs cannot be convicted unless it can be proven that they knew the substance was...

Roles Reversed at Public Forum about Teen Substance Abuse

Apr 18, 2015
At a recent New Jersey public forum, roles were reversed as high school students told parents and teachers all about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Students addressed nearly...

Narcan Available at Local Pharmacies

Apr 11, 2015
The opiate antidote, Narcan, is now available at major pharmacies without a prescription. The drug has been used by first responders and given to some civilians in recent years, but...
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