Karen in Drug-Related News
March 7, 2020

Important Update for Families from the 2019 Drug Threat Assessment

Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration reports on the biggest drug threats in our country because those threats never stay the same two years in a row. These annual reports can arm parents with enough information to warn their children of the intense, life-threatening risks of drug use.


Despite Epidemic, the FDA Approves a Powerful New Pain Killer

Jake Harper of NPR.org reported on Nov. 2, 2018 that the FDA has approved the distribution of Dsuvia, a very potent opioid pain reliever. It is 5 to 10 times more potent than fentanyl and 1,000 more potent than morphine.


Ren in Dealing with Addiction
September 9, 2018

Taking Back Our Cities from Opioids

How do we take our cities back from the opioid epidemic? Are we even aware of the need to do this? The American people need to know that the U.S. is currently struggling with an opioid addiction epidemic, an epidemic quite unlike anything we have experienced before.


Ren 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.


Karen 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.


Karen in Drug overdoses
August 18, 2018

2017’s Overdose Numbers Reveal Catastrophic Levels of Loss

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have provided preliminary numbers for deaths from drug overdose in 2017. Rather than showing improvement, they reveal that we have not yet capped our losses from overdose deaths.


Karen in Opioid Crisis
July 14, 2018

Missouri’s Struggle with Opioid Painkillers Revealed in Senate Report

In July 2018, a U.S. Senate report revealed the massive overprescribing of opioid painkillers to Missourians that has been going on unabated for years.


Karen in Drug Prevention
November 10, 2017

Drug Take-Back Day 2017: Close to MILLION Pounds of Unneeded Drugs Collected by DEA

Why has the Drug Enforcement Administration collected more than nine million pounds of unneeded drugs in the last 14 years? Are Americans really being over-drugged?


Karen in Drug-Related News
October 26, 2017

What Does the New National Drug Threat Assessment Tell Us?

Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration publishes a new assessment of the threat posed to American lives and safety from drug abuse.


Karen in Drug Information
February 1, 2017

What’s the Problem with Kratom?

Kratom is a drug imported from Asia, a product manufactured from the leaves of a tree that grows in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and other parts of Southeast Asia. It was banned in Thailand – but should it be banned in other countries, too?