Can Drug Education Classes Replace Government Dropping the Ball?

by Mike Miller June 28, 2014
This is the fourth in a series of blogs here at looking at the role of drug prevention played by the US Government. The availability and precision of accurate statistics can be hard to come by. In 2010, NSDUH reported just 60,000 daily or near daily heroin users in American; the number, according to the RAND Corporation (a nonprofit research organization that improves policy through research), was closer to 1 million. Month-to-month reports exposed an even more alarming inco... [More]

White House Sees Need for Drug Classes

by Mike Miller April 29, 2012
Is America winning the “war on drugs?” I don’t think so, and apparently, neither does the White House. According to a recent statement from the White House reported at, the U.S. government's drug strategy should focus more on treating addiction and less on imposing harsh prison sentences. This would include more drug education classes and counseling. The White House office submits an annual report to Congress, and this year’s suggests a new national... [More]

Drug Collection One Step Toward Stopping Prescription Drug Abuse

by Mike Miller January 26, 2012
If you are alive and paying any attention you know that prescription drug abuse is a major problem all around the world. The United States is no exception. Efforts to curb prescription medication abuse have proven quite difficult. One great idea is prescription drug collection. Unwanted and unused prescription drugs need to be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way. They do not belong in the water supply and they do not belong in the medicine cabinet or under the sink where they are vul... [More]

Online Drug Class Can Teach You About Prescription Drug Abuse

by Mike Miller November 5, 2011
The battle to curb the ever-growing problem of prescription drug abuse has definitely gotten the attention of federal authorities. This Friday the U-S Attorney's Office will host a first-of-its-kind Prescription Drug Summit. It is an effort to educate the public about the growing problem of prescription drug abuse that is now an epidemic. How A Family Was Devastated A Buffalo, New York family is trying to recover from the devastation that occurred in their home this past June related to prescr... [More]

Employee Theft of Pills Merits Drug Class

by Mike Miller October 11, 2011
When you think of Boeing what comes to mind? Airplanes, of course. Ah, but a lot more goes on at Boeing besides aircraft! Agents from the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested employees and former employees of Boeing’s Ridley Park, Pennsylvania plant and one non-employee in a coordinated, long-term, undercover effort aimed at prescription drug abuse at the manufacturing plant. Of course, the company, Boeing, is in no way culpable here, but this certainly is press that th... [More]