Find Your Teen a Drug Awareness Class

by Mike Miller October 16, 2014
There is no doubt the use of illicit drugs among teenagers is at frightening levels right now. Even scarier is that they often acquire these drugs inside their own home, without their parents realizing they are enabling their children’s drug use! Don’t think alcohol and drugs are problem with our nation’s teens? Here are some startling revelations. According to the health department, one in five high schoolers has been binge drinking, defined as five or more alcoholic drinks i... [More]

Abusing Prescription Pain Medications

by Mike Miller June 8, 2014
It used to be that a drug problem involved some illicit drug like marijuana, cocaine or heroin. Today the drug problem has expanded greatly, and unless you live in a cave with no access to the Internet and social media, you know that prescription medications are a serious issue. The legislature in the state of Texas is working to try and help alleviate the state’s horrific problem will illicit prescription medications. Lawmakers are looking for strategies to curb emerging substance abuse ... [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]

Could Dog Send Druggies to Online Drug Class?

by Mike Miller April 10, 2014
We have all heard about bomb-sniffing dogs, and anyone who has been to the international terminal of an airport knows about drug sniffing dogs, but this is taking it all to a very personal level. At, we like to discuss interesting stories about the world of drug abuse and drug prevention. I think this story from San Diego, California qualifies. After learning prescription drug and heroin use rose significantly in the last five years in San Diego County, former firefighter an... [More]

At Least 33% of Kenyan School Children Need to Take a Drug Class

by Mike Miller March 11, 2014
This is the second in a series of blogs looking at the alarming problem Kenya faces with drug use among its school children. In our last blog we discussed a government survey which reported that 33% of school children use two or more recreational drugs. Government officials place a good deal of the blame on parents who have a very lax attitude about their kids taking drugs. How can they do that? There is a reason why we are parents and they are children. They need firm guidance. As reported in ... [More]

Actor Cory Monteith Took Drug Class

by Mike Miller October 23, 2013
It is yet another tragic tale of a young life lost to the ravages of drug abuse. There have been many before Cory Monteith. Unfortunately, there will be many more in the future. My goal as a counselor for an online alcohol and drug class is to reduce the number of youngsters who become addicted to drugs or alcohol. As reported in The coroner's office of British Columbia confirmed Monteith died from an overdose of alcohol and heroin. Monteith will be best known for overdosing on ... [More]

Take a 16 Hour Online Drug Class Before Using Heroin

by Mike Miller September 26, 2013
Do you know someone who has tried heroin? How about someone who uses it regularly? Given the current surge in use with the drug, I would not be surprised if you knew a person or two who used. As a counselor for both in-class and online drug classes I can tell you the number of students in my class who have tried heroin has gone up drastically in the past two years. As reported in Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs in the world. About a quarter of everyone who tries it b... [More]

Could Online Drug Class be Cure for Heroin Abuse?

by Mike Miller September 20, 2013
How scared are you that heroin use is on the rise? If you are not terrified, you should be. This is going to cost US taxpayers millions and millions of dollars. While it would be impossible to pinpoint an exact reason for the resurgence of this very powerful and lethal drug, most certainly we could look at prescription pain medication. The use and abuse of these high-powered narcotics has to be one of the main reasons for the recent spike in heroin use. As reported in Not only... [More]

Parents Need Online Drug Classes Too

by Mike Miller June 23, 2013
This is the fifth in a series of blogs looking at both the increase in abuse of prescription medications in the United States, and parents’ attitudes toward use and abuse of meds. In each of the previous blogs we examined the parental attitude that use and abuse of prescription drugs is less dangerous that other illicit drugs. As reported in Not only are parents less concerned that with cocaine or even marijuana or alcohol use, but are actually complicit... [More]

Pro Wrestlers Understand Need for Substance Abuse Education

by Mike Miller June 7, 2013
For the second time in two weeks the child of a professional wrestler has been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. This time it was Brian Christopher, son of WWE Hall of Fame star Jerry "The King" Lawler The man known as "Grand Master Sexay" of the WWE was arrested back in April. Like many DUI recipients Christopher was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction, failing to stop at an intersection. As reported in At the time of his arrest, Christoph... [More]