Karen in Drug Prevention
June 18, 2018

How to Keep Your Kids Alive During This Summer’s Music Festivals

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.


Karen in Drug trafficking
June 1, 2018

The Vast Dollar Value of the Illicit Drug Trade

When millions of dollars can be made from a single shipment of illicit drugs, it’s going to be hard to convince some people to give up this business. Three recent news items illustrate just how lucrative the drug trade can be for those willing to risk everything.


Karen in Drug use trends
May 20, 2018

New Workplace Drug Tests Reveal Steep Increases in Stimulant Use

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.


Did Portugal Really Legalize All Drugs?

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.


Karen in Drug Information
May 3, 2018

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.


Karen in Drug overdoses
April 23, 2018

The Opioid User’s Intensely Dangerous Life Revealed

It can take years for a family to realize that all the problems they are seeing in a loved one’s life add up to addiction. Even when they do know, they often don’t realize the incredible risks their loved one takes each day by injecting uncontrolled illicit drugs.


Karen in Drug-Related News
April 5, 2018

The Ever-Changing World of Deadly Drugs and Addiction

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.


Karen in Drug Rehab
March 9, 2018

7 Reasons We Must Avoid “Tunnel Vision” as We Fight Addiction

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.


Karen in Fentanyl
December 19, 2017

Why NOW Is the Most Dangerous Time in History to be Addicted to Opioids

Fentanyl as a painkiller is not new but as an illicit drug pervading the American drug market, it is a threat that’s only a few years old. And a deadly, deadly threat it is, too…


Karen in Drug Prevention
November 15, 2017

Rural Areas No Longer Immune to Drug Overdose Threat

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that rural areas are no longer safe havens from drug overdose death because the rate of OD deaths in rural areas has just surpassed the rate in cities.