May 15, 2012
I love statistics. I love history. I am a firm believer that statistics tell the story. It is always interesting to look at an issue at a statewide level. One of the hot topics lately has been prescription drug use and abuse.
Here is a statistical look at Colorado’s prescription medication problem from the Colorado Attorney General.
Just how bad has the problem gotten in Colorado? If deaths related to prescription drug abuse are any indication, the problem has almost doubled in the past ... [More]
April 19, 2012
If you have been paying attention lately, there is a strong and well-financed campaign out there to legalize marijuana. This coming November residents of both Colorado and Washington will head to the polls to vote on an initiative seeking to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Most certainly you have an opinion on this, right? As a counselor for both in-class and online drug classes I can say with certainty that I do not want these initiatives to pass.
In Colorado they have billboa... [More]
April 15, 2012
Our armed forces have long been a role model for our nation’s children. Of course this changed during the Vietnam War when soldiers were caught on tape smoking marijuana. Nevertheless, our nation’s military preparatory academies, West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, have long been examples to our nation’s youth.
With drugs supposedly rampant in our professional military, it is no surprise that the younger generation is aping their elders.