Synthetic Marijuana; What it Is and Why It's Dangerous

Marijuana and cannabis products have been around for decades and are nothing new to the American drug scene. However, synthetic marijuana is a relatively new drug, a substance that presents mystery and a plethora of unknown effects.


One of the Newest Threats on the Street: Gray Death

Illicit drug dealers have long given their drugs catchy nicknames in the hopes of luring customers back to buy more of a particular product. But when they nicknamed a combination of opioids “gray death,“ that was a grim predictor of the overdose deaths to result from this product.


Devon Alexander in Drug Information
March 22, 2018

Children—the Casualties of Drug Abuse

Cuddling with your children, watching them take their first steps, guiding them through life are the beautiful and cherished responsibilities of a loving parent. Holding a newborn in one’s arms, is a glorious feeling.


Rebecca in Drug Information
February 28, 2018

Ensuring Their Legacy Lives On

When my dad told me back in 2005 that most of the friends I have in high school would be dead prior to turning thirty-years-old, I didn’t believe him. In fact, I laughed at such a claim! But, you know what? He was right.


Karen Hadley in Drug Information
February 20, 2018

What is the Right Jail Sentence for Dealers of Deadly Fentanyl?

In January 2018 in New Jersey, two men were sentenced for possession of enough fentanyl to wipe our New Jersey and New York City. Did they get the right jail sentences for traffickers with that much of a deadly drug?


Karen Hadley in Drug Information
February 11, 2018

Is the FDA’s Warning that Kratom Is a Dangerous Opioid Justified?

In February 2018, the Commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning that the legal drug kratom has opioid properties. This warning resulted from new research and a growing number of reports of death resulting from its use.


Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Information
January 31, 2018

Clarification of Values Needed for a Drug-free Life

For an addiction recovery program to be truly effective, the addict must have a firm grasp of his own personal values. Values and self-esteem sink to the bottom when an addict is living an addicted lifestyle.


Karen Hadley in Drug Information
January 13, 2017

2016: The Year in Review

When your work is helping the addicted recover their sobriety, today’s newspapers and magazines don’t bring you a lot of good news. There are warnings of drugs currently taking lives, drug use trends to tell us where we need improvement. Here’s what we witnessed in 2016.