Most People Arrested in Need of Drug Education Class

by Mike Miller 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]

Pregnant Mothers Need Online Drug Class

by Mike Miller November 25, 2011
Add fetuses to the growing list of those addicted to prescription medication. No, that is not a typo, and really should come as no surprise. Medical authorities are witnessing explosive growth in the number of newborn babies hooked on prescription painkillers, innocent victims of their mothers' addictions. National statistics on the number of babies who go through withdrawal are not available, and states with the worst problems have only begun to collect data. Scattered reports show the number... [More]

Drug Class Could Impede Pill Mills

by Mike Miller November 2, 2011
This is a storyline that you hear every day. Until some serious controls are put in place, and people are made aware of the dangers of taking prescription medication, you are going to hear it time and again! According to the Centers for Disease Control, one American dies of a drug overdose every 14 minutes ... with a rapidly increasing share of those deaths caused by prescription drugs. It's the sort of statistic law enforcement officials in one Florida county know about all too well. Instead... [More]

Boeing Employees Need Online Drug Class

by Mike Miller October 13, 2011
Recently I blogged about Boeing being known for more than just airplanes. Now they are known for having a large group of employees arrested for selling prescription medication on company property. The arrest of more than three dozen people on drug charges at a Boeing military aircraft plant highlights the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by U.S. workers. Federal authorities last Thursday charged 37 people, all but one of them current or former Boeing employees, with selling or trying... [More]

Medicare Abusers Need Online Drug Class

by Mike Miller October 12, 2011
While seniors may not be the most computer-literate generation, more and more are coming of age to where they are comfortable with the internet of the computer and the Internet. Seniors are abusing prescription drugs and it is costing Americans plenty. A good online drug class may be the answer. How Bad is the Problem? Prescription drug abuse by elderly and disabled beneficiaries of Medicare cost the U.S. program nearly $150 million in 2008, highlighting an area where the government can seek t... [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]

Prescription Drug Users Need Online Drug Class

by Mike Miller October 1, 2011
How bad is the prescription medication problem in this country? Depending on who you speak to it is either bad or very bad. A sting operation in Florida turned up a bunch of criminals operating in the illegal prescription drug market. How does this illegal network work? The phony prescriptions were printed out on a home computer and passed out to "runners" who got them filled at local pharmacies. Then the pain pills were divvied up: half for the runner to keep, half for the drug dealer to sell... [More]

Drug Class Can Help With Withdrawals

by Mike Miller September 26, 2011
For those of you who read my blog regularly you know how concerned I am about the abuse of prescription drugs in this country. There are entire businesses set up solely for the purpose of writing out prescriptions. These “pill mills” are becoming yet another bane of American society. What these doctors who have no moral compass and prescribe pills for anyone with the cash to pay for the visit fail to realize is that they are ruining the lives of people. These people will become hope... [More]

Americans Need Drug Class

by Mike Miller September 24, 2011
How many people drugs kill every year, I assure you the problem is bad and getting worse. In 1979 the U.S. Government began tracking drug-related deaths and for the first time those deaths have surpassed the number of traffic fatalities on an annual basis. The most recent statistics, taken in 2009, show that 36,284 people died in traffic related accidents while 37,485 people died from drug related activities in a one year period. For those of you who read this blog regularly you know the prim... [More]