Karen Hadley in News
March 29, 2023

The Terrifying Escalation of Drug Dangers in America

The drugs of today are a far cry from the drugs today’s parents and grandparents used. They are more potent and have more dangerous and deadly effects. Staying safe means staying informed about these dangers.


Ren in Drug Information
January 28, 2021

What Does Methamphetamine Do to Your Body?

What occurs on a physiological and psychological level when someone uses meth? Just how toxic is meth, and why would no one ever want to use it?


Ren in Legislation
December 31, 2020

Oregon Decriminalizes Drugs—What This Means for the Future

In an effort to keep addicts out of jail, Oregon just voted to decriminalize possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone, and other hard drugs. However, many criticize the law for legalizing harmful substances.


Karen Hadley 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.


Karen Hadley in Drug Abuse Information
December 7, 2019

As Demand for Illicit Substances Grows, Drug Distribution Networks Continue to Evolve

When my parents and grandparents were growing up, there were only a couple of drugs readily available: alcohol and tobacco. Some people slipped into alcoholism and others may have ruined their health by smoking too much and too long.


Ren in Drug Addiction
September 13, 2019

Addiction Is “A Solution” that Becomes “The Problem”

The often false, painful and confusing narrative of how a person becomes addictive is at the center of much debate. For many years, addiction was seen as a problem for the inner city, or the morally weak. Worse, when a person didn't fit this narrative, they were labeled with different terms.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
May 31, 2019

Deaths Related to Fentanyl Are Skyrocketing

If you’ve heard of fentanyl, odds are you know something about just how dangerous and risky this drug is. By itself, the opioid drug fentanyl causes thousands upon thousands of overdose deaths every year. And it happens even when someone is using the substance exactly as prescribed.