The summer is upon us and that means that music festivals are going to appear at venues across the country. Because musical events and drugs so often go together, parents should take positive action to keep their music-loving children safe.
For the last several years, America has been focused on overcoming an epidemic of opioid addiction. But as we fight this problem, are we unintentionally setting the stage for an epidemic of stimulant abuse?
Every year, millions of workplace drug tests performed by Quest Diagnostics provide insight into drug use trends across America. This year, their report on test results reveals that far more people are using cocaine and methamphetamine than in years past. We explain why this may be happening.
I hear people say: “America should legalize all drugs because Portugal did it and everything was fine.” Actually, that’s not true. It’s time to look at exactly what Portugal did in relation to their drug problem and what the result was.
In the world of drug use and addiction, only one thing is certain: This world will never stop changing. New drugs will appear and old ones will fade away. Supply and demand will ebb and flow. The only way to stay safe and protect your family is to stay aware of the changes that might affect your loved ones.
Most people have some kind of understanding of the idea of a gateway drugs—drugs that that are likely to lead to the use of more dangerous, deadly and addictive drugs. But some people argue that the gateway concept does not exist. Is this true or is this claim a dangerous muddling of the truth?
As we work to solve America’s problems with drug addiction and overdoses, there’s an intense focus on opioids alone. Letting ourselves develop this kind of tunnel vision could result in our overlooking some truly vital aspects of our nation’s problems with drugs and addiction.
On college campuses, the misuse of prescription painkillers, stimulants and alcohol has forced schools to rally around those in recovery. But why are so many students having this problem?
Many people are waiting for the day when drug overdose deaths max out and begin to decline. Have we reached that point yet? Not even close.
Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration publishes a new assessment of the threat posed to American lives and safety from drug abuse.