Tori Spelling and Husband Need Drug Class and Marriage Counseling

by Mike Miller July 8, 2014
There are so thousands of people who wish they could make it in Hollywood. So many hope to be in the spotlight, to be stars, to be rich and famous. Tori Spelling, daughter of billionaire TV producer Aaron Spelling has had it all. Now, like many other Hollywood stars, she also finds herself with a drug problem. Can it be possible that the daughter of TV mogul Aaron Spelling is too broke to divorce her cheating husband, Dean? Apparently she is and has turned to drug use and anorexia to get hersel... [More]

Governor Promotes Drug Awareness in Massachusetts

by Mike Miller June 3, 2014
At we like to report on the efforts made by individuals who are educating the public on harmful drugs and using their power to keep people safe. The Governor of Massachusetts is fighting the good fight. Governor Deval Patrick is trying to ban the sale of Zohydro in Massachusetts and that puts the state at the forefront of a raging debate about whether the powerful new painkiller deserves a place in American medicine. In October, 2013 the Food and Drug Administration approved... [More]

Physicians Are Part of the Problem With Prescription Abuse

by Mike Miller September 16, 2013
This is the third in a series of blogs looking at the role of physicians in prescription medication abuse. It is hard to fathom that doctors, motivated purely by greed and with no concern for their patients, are flooding patients with prescription medication. In one investigation in it was determined that a North Jersey doctor bilked Medicaid to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars he owed to members of the mafia. What is this “The Sopranos?” As reported in www.thedailyjournal.... [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 Amber Rose Landry, 29, and Scott Paul Landry, 31, ar... [More]

Take a California Drug Class, Not Heroin

by Mike Miller August 13, 2012
The prescription drug problem keeps getting worse and worse. Not only are so many Americans addicted to prescription meds but they now seem to be turning. into a gateway drug for even worse substances. As a counselor for both in-class and online drug classes I often discuss prescription medications as gateway drugs with my students. Not surprisingly, many of my students know someone who has used heroin as a substitute for drugs like OxyContin. As reported in Heroin More D... [More]

OxyContin Users Need 15 Hour Drug Classes

by Mike Miller August 7, 2012
As horrifying as the epidemic use of prescription medications are, it looks as if things could be getting worse. In an effort to keep users from becoming abusers, OxyContin manufacturers have reformulated their medication. The result could make things much, much worse. The OxyContin craze that swept America beginning in the early 2000s appears to be fading, thanks to a reformulation of the pills that deters recreational users from abusing them. The bad news is that almost all illicit users of O... [More]

Narcan Can Get You to Drug Class Instead of the Cemetery

by Mike Miller May 16, 2012
There are very few “antidotes” when it comes to drugs. You drink too much booze and you can only snooze it off. However, the drug Narcan can completely sober up individuals who are over-dosing heroin or even OxyContin. Victims of overdose given this drug, often by firefighters or other emergency personnel, recover within minutes. Usually it only takes a couple of squirts of Narcan up the nostrils to do the trick. The drug, widely sold under its generic name, naloxone, counteracts t... [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]

Hillbilly Heroin Users Need Drug Class

by Mike Miller January 5, 2012
The term “Hillbilly Heroin” was coined in reference to the proclivity of the use of Oxycontin in the state of West Virginia – primarily in the Appalachian Mountains. Prescription drug abuse is a problem that affects every part of the region, and it could soon be getting worse. It’s Going to get Worse! Hydrocodone is the second most abused medication. Now, drug companies are working to create a pill that would be 10 times more powerful than what is on the market now. T... [More]