September 18, 2012
The is the second in a series of blogs regarding the current drug problem in Brazil. You may be surprised that Brazil is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. You may also be surprised that it is quite common for drug use and abuse to increase in growing economies.
In the first blog we looked at how prevalent marijuana and cocaine are in Brazil. We also examined a horrific crack problem that has virtually disappeared in the last 10 years.
Whereas crack used to be for sale everywhe... [More]
September 14, 2012
It seems like everyone has seen the viral “youtube.com” videos of the “Honey Badger.” Long before these videos went viral, there was a great defensive back for the LSU Tigers. His name is Tyrann Mathieu.
At the top of his game Mathieu was ranked as one of the top players in the nation last year. Then the bottom began to fall out. The reason drugs. Current status – kicked off the team and entering rehab! As reported in espn.go.com.
The 20-year-old cornerback entere... [More]
September 13, 2012
One stereotype of Brazil is a lush land with an Amazon Rain Forest that is second-to-none. Another common image is of girls in G-string bikinis dancing and partying to samba music.
Although I have never been to Brazil, I have heard that the party is on in Rio de Janeiro. As reported in www.sacbee.com.
How bad is the drug problem? It is not good that is for sure. How available are drugs in Rio? It is laughable how easy it is to purchase. In some areas you can by cocaine easier than a quart of m... [More]
March 5, 2012
Everything seemed to be improving for the Texas Christian University football team. However, the school and the team is now mired in serious drug-related trouble.
In a follow up to a blog on members of the TCU football team being arrested in Texas for dealing drugs, we will look at how bad the drug problem is at TCU. Is TCU different from other colleges?
If you listen to TCU football players, drug use was widespread among the team. Four players from the team were arrested for selling drugs, a ... [More]
December 26, 2011
True or false – if you get arrested you are likely to have illegal drugs in your system? The answer is true!
Up to 83% of people arrested in major cities across the United States test positive for drug use and almost one-third of all arrestees test positive for the presence of multiple substances.
Marijuana was the most commonly used drug among the arrestees booked into jails in 10 U.S. cities.
The Office of National Drug Control's (ONDCP) Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM II) study ... [More]