Jason Wahler is Another Celebrity in Need of Drug Education

by Mike Miller March 21, 2014
Each time we read about another tragic death attributed to drug addiction and overdose we can only hope it helps others get clean. Of course, experience is the best teacher, but the wisest can certainly learn from the mistakes of others. Jason Wahler is the latest celebrity to open up about his battle with substance abuse and addiction in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. As reported in www.people.com. On February 6th, the former The Hills star wrote a personal essay for The Hu... [More]

Could an Online Addiction Course Help Lamar Odom’s Future?

by Mike Miller September 6, 2013
Drugs and alcohol never make your life better. Addiction is a terrible thing and ruins many people’s lives. Such is the sad case for NBA basketball star Lamar Odom. Things seem to be going from bad to worse for this once great basketball player. As his career winds down Odom appears to have a major crack cocaine addiction. After being kicked out of the house by wife Khloe Kardashian, Odom disappeared for more than three days, reportedly on a bender, only to surface at a car wash in the Sa... [More]

Was Drug Class the Cure for Elton John?

by Mike Miller September 30, 2012
Among the many great things Elton John has done in his life, quitting drugs ranks right near the top. One of the greatest singers and song writers of our time, John has been able to step up to the plate both personally and professionally. John admits to having been addicted to cocaine, which he quit using in the 1990s. Like most addicts he became totally self-absorbed and turned his back on friends and family, many of whom died from AIDS. As reported in teens.drugabuse.gov. While on cocaine he... [More]

Mexican-Americans Need Drug Classes Too

by Mike Miller September 24, 2012
Hispanic men and women are decidedly different, even when it comes to substance abuse, suggests a study that compared Mexican-American men and women. During the research, alcohol was found to be the number one abused substance among Mexican-American males (40.1 percent), and methamphetamine or cocaine was found to be the most abused substance among Mexican-American females (33.5 percent). The study was sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “T... [More]

Drug Class Blog Discusses Possible Cure for Cocaine Addiction

by Mike Miller September 21, 2012
Are you addicted to cocaine? Have you tried to stop many times and never succeeded? There may be something new coming available that may help you finally kick that horrific habit. Here’s the deal – a fine-tuned combination of two existing pharmaceutical drugs has shown promise as a potential new therapy for people addicted to cocaine—a therapy that would reduce their craving for the drug and blunt their symptoms of withdrawal. As reported in www.sciencedaily.com. In laborator... [More]

Chris Herren Needed Drug Class

by Mike Miller May 30, 2012
The National basketball Association has had its share of bad press due to the actions of its players. It is always nice when the NBA can get some positive attention for the actions of its athletes. Such is the case with former NBA player Chris Herren. Herren has been traveling the country and preaching about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. He should know as they ruined his career. He recalls being in a high school gym and not listening to the anti-drug message. He regrets every minute of his ... [More]

Is Economy Affecting Recreational Drug Market?

by Mike Miller December 16, 2011
It seems like there is not one facet of society not feeling the effects of the devastating economic situation here in the United States. Could the economy help curb our nation’s epidemic use of recreational drugs? Is the recession changing the way we get high? All sorts of quirky trends have been attributed as fallout from the global economic crisis—including, most recently, a decrease in the frequency with which parents change their kids’ diapers, and a rise in odds and ends ... [More]

Cooperation and Communication helps in Drug Awareness

by Mike Miller November 4, 2011
Pennsylvania is suffering from drug addiction. You could include all other 49 states in that assessment. Philadelphia has started a program whose goal is to coordinate efforts of numerous government and community organizations in reducing the consequences of drug abuse on individuals, families and the community. Drug abuse impacts the criminal justice system, law enforcement, treatment system and numerous other private and public organizations, especially individuals and families. These coalit... [More]

Addictive Drugs - Cocaine

by Mike Miller October 23, 2011
We have looked at number 10 through 3 on the top 10 most abused chemical substances and their addictive nature. Now we are down to #2 – cocaine. Do you know anyone who uses cocaine? If so, more than likely you know someone addicted to cocaine. What is cocaine? Cocaine is a drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant. Believe it or not, just a little more than 100 years ago it was used for medicinal purposes and was one of the ingredients used in the original formula for Coca-Cola! Co... [More]

Addictive Drugs - a Blog Series

by Mike Miller October 14, 2011
How many people do you know who are addicted to something? By that I don’t mean my friend who is addicted to refurbishing old motorcycles.  I am asking about people who addicted to a chemical substance. Over the following weeks I will be writing a series of blogs on addictive drugs.  The series will begin with the least addictive and move on to the most addictive.  It will cover marijuana, alcohol and tobacco as well as cocaine, heroin, LSD, barbiturates, benzodiazepines an... [More]