Monthly archives: November, 2014

The Prescription Drug Crisis in America

American Overdose Prescription drugs are among the top five most commonly abused drugs in the United States. Health care providers wrote enough prescriptions for painkillers in 2012 to give every American adult a bottle of pills. That’s just painkillers – not antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds, sleeping pills or any other prescription medication. Drug misuse and abuse…



Addiction Treatment vs. Punishment

The War on Drugs A look at some of the statistics connected to drug use in America and abroad is enough to shock, startle and sober someone up. It prompts different reactions. Some feel we should just make all drugs legal since people are using them anyway, then we can monitor and regulate them as…



Another Dangerous New Trend for Teens: Caffeine Powder

New drugs are constantly being developed by drug manufacturers and dealers. As one drug gets disavowed or banned in America, another one rises. For example, when the components of synthetic marijuana were made illegal, use of marijuana-laced candy became popular among teens. One emerging drug trend the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently warning…