In a nation where our drug problem grows by the year, we’re starting to see drug use and alcohol misuse crop up in businesses. Entire industries have been affected. We hear about office accidents, workplace injuries, falls, and so on, often caused by intoxication.
What if, in a flash, the entire population of Denver was vaporized? Or Seattle, Washington, D.C. or Boston? That would equal the number of Americans we lost to drug overdoses between 1999 and 2017. We take a look at this ultra-slow phenomenon that makes it hard to see this real impact of drug abuse on our country.
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.
The CDC maintains a running tally of the number of lives lost to drug overdoses in the United States. The last few months, a chart of these numbers is nearly flat, showing a pause in the rampant increases of prior months. Why isn’t this totally fabulous news?
In an idle moment, I found a new television series featuring three young male housekeepers who encounter terrorist challenges to overcome. In minutes, the show made it look like a great idea to stop smoking pot and start smoking the hallucinogen salvia. This can’t be good for our kids.
When people talk about reducing the harm done by alcohol or drugs, there always seems to an assumption that some people are always going to use these substances harmfully. No matter what you do, some people will die in the driver’s seat after leaving the bar or some young people will accidentally overdose on painkillers. That’s why I found it so refreshing that one group is on a mission to reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths to zero.
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…
A new article released by STAT shines a harsh light on the reality of the opioid epidemic in America. Drug overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else. There are now nearly 100 deaths each day from opioids—that number could spike up to 250 deaths a day, per the worst-case scenario put forth by STAT’s expert panel.
When school lets out, any child not spending the summer in a full-time program will have a lot of time on his hands. Here’s some advice on what you can do to keep kids safe and drug-free this summer.
Narconon takes a closer look at the devastating problems of opioid addiction and overdose in Ohio, and why foreign drug traffickers might have this state in their crosshairs.