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National Drug Survey Results Revealed in National Recovery Month

In case you weren’t told, this month was the 26th National Recovery Month (NRM), and as per usual September 10 was considered the annual observance of this important month focusing on bringing awareness to recovery from addiction and mental health disorders in America. As a side-note to the collective celebration of National Recovery Month and those who . . . . Continue Reading


Forbidding Driving for Drug Crimes Hinders Recovery

Back in the 1980s we all had a very different understanding of drugs and drug addiction. Well actually, I wasn’t even born until ’89 so I had no conception at all. However in the 1980s a lot of laws were shaped to meet the drug issue head on, and some of those approaches have now . . . . Continue Reading


Number of Drug Addicted Babies Born Has Quadrupled

Recently, I wrote an article about how states like Ohio are pushing for treatment, rather than criminalization, in order to decrease the staggering amount of babies being born with drug addictions. Now, a new statistic just came out that revealed the number of drug addicted babies born in the US has QUADRUPLED in just one . . . . Continue Reading


Medical Task Force Teaming Up to Battle Opiate Epidemic

With the country finding itself in a state of consistent crisis in regards to the mounting drug problem, especially concerning the overdose outbreak and the opiate epidemic, there has been a lot of revolutionary ideas and concepts brought to the table to try and revitalize the efforts to curb addiction in America. Reforming the strategy . . . . Continue Reading


LSD Could Help Treat Cluster Headaches

Imagine a headache so intense that it drops you to your knees…Imagine a headache so severe that it coined the name “suicide headache” due to the amount of sufferers who take their own lives to free themselves of the debilitating pain. Cluster headache victims are all too familiar with this reality. Cluster headaches are debilitating . . . . Continue Reading


Drug Testing Fingerprints Is On the Way

You may remember a while back  a story about how the University of Surrey led a team of researchers from several different schools in the UK and the Netherlands to develop a drug test using fingerprints to detect if someone had ingested cocaine using different types of an analytical chemistry technique known as “mass spectrometry” . . . . Continue Reading


Legal Marijuana Finding New Home In Illinois

The pro-pot campaign seems to be gaining more and more traction as time moves on. Just 2 weeks ago we noted that Pennsylvania Senate pushed through Senate Bill 3 for medical cannabis with a 40-7 margin, and debates on the religious values of reefer rage on in Texas. Now it has been announced that Illinois . . . . Continue Reading


Next Week is National Prevention Week!

The month of May is most notable for Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s  Day and Memorial Day weekend, and being having its flowers brought in by April showers. May is surely important to some for birthdays and anniverseries, but there is another reason that next week is a big deal for the month of May. The . . . . Continue Reading


Republican Presidential Hopeful Addiction Shouldn’t Be Criminalized

  Generally, the term “republican” is synonymous with “conservative.” And, generally, someone who is a conservative believes in either continuing to do things the way they’ve always been done, or to return to a time when things were done a certain way – looking back with a sort of blind nostalgia. I say that because, . . . . Continue Reading


Should Schools Get Rid of Zero-Tolerance Drug Policy?

When we are younger, we tend to make a lot of mistakes and learn painful lessons from our experiences. We are faced with all kinds of decisions that can lead to promising futures, or expose us to a harder side of life, and drug use and alcohol abuse is a common issue among young people. . . . . Continue Reading