Karen Hadley in Marijuana
September 13, 2018

The Serious Effects of Marijuana on Unborn Babies Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

During pregnancy, most women try to provide ideal environments for their babies by stopping use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. But some women think it’s acceptable to continue (or even start) using marijuana during pregnancy. We take a look at the possible effects of this drug on the baby.


Ren Brabenec in Drug prevention
September 10, 2018

When in Doubt, Don’t Do Drugs

The title may seem overly simplistic, considering that just about everyone knows that they should not do drugs. Yet, for some reason, there are about twenty-four million people in the United States who are addicted to drugs and alcohol if the assessment of the National Institute on Drug Abuse is worth anything, which it is.


Ren Brabenec in Drug overdoses
September 8, 2018

Adolescent Drug Overdoses Back on the Rise—Addressing a Growing Problem

There’s been a significant climb in drug overdoses amongst people under the age of eighteen. This has cropped up just in the last few years.


Ren Brabenec in Opioid Crisis
September 6, 2018

An Escalating Problem—How Opioid Addiction Cost the Nation Five-hundred and Four-Billion Dollars in 2017

In a recent White House report, the President’s Council of Economic Advisors tabulated information leading to an absolutely shocking discovery on the true costs of the opioid drug addiction epidemic.


Ren Brabenec in Prescription drugs
September 3, 2018

New Restrictions on Painkillers Increase the Illegal Trade of the Drug

The primary reason we are in the drug and alcohol addiction epidemic that we are currently in is that of pharmaceutical drugs. There is no sense sugarcoating this, not when this is very much so the truth of the situation.


Ren Brabenec in Drug Use
August 31, 2018

Drug Abuse and Firearm Deaths—How the Two are Linked

New information indicates that drug abuse and firearm deaths may share an intrinsic relationship. In all honesty, this would not come as much of a surprise. Drug abuse and alcoholism affects many different areas of American life and is the cause of many problems that we face.


Karen Hadley in National News
August 30, 2018

A Counterattack on America’s Opioid Epidemic Rumbles to Life

Across America, families are struggling and suffering from the effects of our opioid epidemic. Losses show up in the deaths of our loved ones and an astronomical financial burden. But now, we are seeing signs that our national counterefforts are starting to produce results.


Sue Birkenshaw in Marijuana Use
August 30, 2018

Redefining What Makes an Impaired Driver

For as long as there have been cars, there have been drunk drivers. But now there are not only drunk drivers, there are enough people impaired on other drugs that our law enforcement systems need to catch up with this new phenomenon.


Ren Brabenec in Legislation
August 29, 2018

One Senator is Putting Pressure on Pharmaceutical Companies

While U.S. politicians have historically left pharmaceutical organizations alone and have even, in fact, flowed them power, one U.S. Senator is making waves by doing the exact opposite.


Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Use
August 28, 2018

The Effects of Ecstasy on the Brain

The drug Ecstasy has been labeled as one of the most popular drugs for teens, young adults and adolescents, and is one of the most dangerous and damaging drugs in existence.