Drug Education Classes Not Enough for Philip Seymour Hoffman

by Mike Miller February 3, 2014
There is no denying that Philip Seymour Hoffman was an immensely talented actor. From the stage to the big screen, Hoffman delighted fans from of all ages enjoyed his work. Hoffman was also one of the most popular actors in the game among his colleagues. Unfortunately, Hollywood has lost another one of its great talents to drug addiction. Hoffman, who admitted to battling heroin addiction in his youth, had been sober for more than 25 years before taking up the drug again in 2013. He entered reh... [More]

Take a Drug Class, Don’t use Heroin

by Mike Miller August 22, 2012
I cannot even imagine why heroin is making a comeback in today’s drug culture. I had hoped the drug would continue its fall from popularity. Nevertheless, heroin has become the deadly crest of a wave of addictive drug use in communities around the country. This as reported in courierpress.com. As a less expensive and more readily available substitute for prescription medication heroin rise in popularity also has seen a dramatic increase in overdoses and fatalities rising in nearly every ... [More]

Could a North Carolina Drug Class Have Saved Baby’s Life?

by Mike Miller August 16, 2012
Should people have to get a license in order to have children? Should they be forced to take drug classes before they can conceive? Don’t laugh – given the high rate of infant addiction and behavior of parents this could be a legitimate issue. In Charlotte, North Carolina both the mother and father of a 17-month-old baby boy have been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. This as reported in gasparillagazette.com. Amber Rose Landry, 29, and Scott Paul Landry, 31, ar... [More]

Drug Classes needed Now More Than Ever

by Mike Miller February 11, 2012
Who would have though t the day would come that deaths from drug overdoses would be higher than those in automobile accidents? This has not happened in more than 100 years. Basically, it hasn’t happened since Henry Ford rolled out the Model-T. Scary, Huh? In 2009, the first time in modern history, the number of deaths in the United States due to drug overdoses have surpassed the number of fatalities caused by auto accidents. You can bet that surging prescription drug abuse is a primary r... [More]

“Candy Man” Created Need for Drug Class for Many Patients

by Mike Miller January 15, 2012
Pill mill doctors need the book thrown at them. This scourge of society has got to be reined in firmly and know what they are doing is not only criminal, it’s lethal! A California doctor linked to a string of drug deaths and dubbed the “Candy Man” was arrested by federal agents on charges of trafficking huge quantities of powerful painkillers to addicts and women who provided sexual favors in exchange for the drugs. Two female patients taken to a hospital emergency room indic... [More]

Iowan Could Have Used Drug Class

by Mike Miller 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]

Miami Needs Online Drug Class

by Mike Miller September 22, 2011
“Scarface” brought to the big screen the cocaine importation and business in South Florida. Cocaine has long been a problem, almost always, seeming without end, for Floridians in general and Miami specifically. I cannot remember the last time I heard of some positive news regarding cocaine and its use in Miami. Yet here some is. According to recent report cocaine use is on the decline in Miami. The soft economy in a state with 10 percent unemployment has made the long-popular drug ... [More]