Category: News

Deadly New Super Pill Killing First-Time Users

According to WFLA.com, St. Petersburg, FL: “The super pill is a super mystery. No one knows where the deadly drug is coming from or who’s making it. The lethal contents of the small white pill are cleverly packaged. It looks just like a Xanax. But, looks can be deceiving and deadly. The fake Xanax is…




2015: Your Year for Sobriety & Prosperity

2014 was another tumultuous year. Within a few urban zones, tensions between police and citizens have again exploded into violence. Our troops are still abroad after being deployed to fight in Afghanistan 13 years ago and in Iraq 11 years ago. Now those old enemies have somehow evolved into an amorphous “State” that threatens the…



Lifting the Smokescreen: Myths vs. Facts About Marijuana

Our country is slowly but surely taking a softer stance on marijuana use. A nationwide survey states that marijuana use is on the rise with 7.3% of Americans 12 years or older using pot regularly in 2012. That’s over 22 million people. Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and recreational marijuana has been legalized…



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…



What is the Goal of Substance Abuse Prevention Month?

  October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a time when communities can observe the importance of preventing and treating substance abuse. There are several goals for drawing awareness to this cause, and communities can teach about substance abuse prevention in a variety of ways. Importance of Substance Abuse Prevention for Personal Health One goal…



What are the Deadliest Trends in Drug Abuse Today?

Keeping up with the latest trends is always a challenge, but staying abreast of what’s trending in substance abuse can literally save your life or that of someone you love. Protect yourself and your loved ones by staying informed regarding the latest deadly drug crazes. That way, you’ll know what to look for and when…



Benzodiazepines Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs possessing sedative, hypnotic, anti-anxiety, anticonvulsant, and muscle relaxant properties. They are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in America and are used to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression, and seizures. A short list of benzodiazepines include: diazepam (Valium), clorazepate (Tranxene), oxazepam (Serzax), lorazepam (Ativan), alprazolam (Xanax), temazepam (Restoril), and clonazepam…



Measures Being Taken to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

Are you surprised at the number of news reports you see and hear today about abuse of prescription medications? Prescription drug abuse prevention is currently an increasingly serious problem nationwide. According to government statistics from studies by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than…