March 19, 2013
Every once in a while I like to take a look at one slice in order to gain a better perspective on a general problem. Today I am speaking specifically about the nation’s increasing problem of prescription medication abuse. The slice is the state of Iowa.
Prescription drug abuse remains one of the fastest growing illegal drug problems in Iowa, but state officials are hoping increased use of a law enforcement tool will begin to reverse the trend. As reported in kmaland.com.
Dale Woolery, as... [More]
January 8, 2012
I have recently been trying to get local high schools to make a drug education class mandatory as part of the high school curriculum. Drug classes teach not only how dangerous using drugs and alcohol at a young age are, but emphasize the long-term effects that occur due to drug use during adolescence.
Had these two been exposed to a drug class in high school, perhaps a tragedy could have been avoided.
A man in Newton, Iowa has been charged in connection with the Nov. 12 death of Shasta S... [More]