24 Hour Online Drug Classes May Protect Children

by Mike Miller October 6, 2014
Drug abuse provides one tragic story after another. No story is more tragic than the death of innocent victims. Some states are now working to protect innocent children from drug-addicted parents. They are trying to pass legislation that will provide protection for the young and vulnerable, and prevent more tragic stories like that of Jaidon Morris. As reported in www.goupstate.com. One of the primary components of this legislation is that for parents whose children are taken by the Department... [More]

Europeans Need Drug Awareness Classes Too

by Mike Miller August 17, 2014
As the education director here at onlinedrugclass.com I am constantly on the lookout for articles involving drug use and abuse. There is no doubt that drug addiction is a global problem. Americans are not the only ones suffering from a surge in addiction to prescription medication. More and more people in Europe are getting their fix from prescription drugs, including some used to treat heroin addiction, while heroin use in Europe is declining. As reported in health.msn.co.nz. A recent report ... [More]

Healthcare Workers Urged to Take an Employee Drug Class

by Mike Miller August 2, 2014
This is the third in a series of blogs looking at the issue of drug use and abuse by our healthcare providers. I, for one, am terrified by the notion that my surgeon may be high. What are your thoughts on the issue? Despite the potentially devastating consequences, prescription drug abuse seems to be a difficult topic for the healthcare community to address. Given the fact that many nurses and other healthcare providers are addicted to prescription medication, why do you think they do not seek ... [More]

Government Needs to Step Up to the Plate on Drug Classes

by Mike Miller May 29, 2014
This is the second in a series of blogs here at onlinedrugclass.com looking at the role of government with respect to the war on drugs. In the first we looked at the cancelation of the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring survey (ADAM), the top form of gathering information regarding the use and abuse of many illicit drugs. Does this sound like a good idea? Do you think the government should play a greater role in fighting drug abuse? As reported in www.thedailybeast.com. Here is a little history be... [More]

Jason Wahler is Another Celebrity in Need of Drug Education

by Mike Miller March 21, 2014
Each time we read about another tragic death attributed to drug addiction and overdose we can only hope it helps others get clean. Of course, experience is the best teacher, but the wisest can certainly learn from the mistakes of others. Jason Wahler is the latest celebrity to open up about his battle with substance abuse and addiction in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. As reported in www.people.com. On February 6th, the former The Hills star wrote a personal essay for The Hu... [More]

Drug Use a Problem for Kenyan School Children

by Mike Miller March 6, 2014
As all of the loyal readers of the onlinedrugclass.com blog, know drug use and abuse by youth is a global problem. Today we will look at the increasing problem of drugs by Kenyan school children. The good news is there is someone who is looking to help the situation. National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse ( Nacada) chairman John Mututho has demonstrated great passion in the war against drug and substance abuse. As reported in www.standardmedia.co.ke. According to th... [More]

Will Tighter Controls Curb Need for Drug Abuse Classes?

by Mike Miller December 26, 2013
The time has finally come that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is clamping down on prescription medication refills. Don’t you agree this is long overdue? Get this, in 2011, about 131 million prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing medications were written for about 47 million patients, according to government estimates. That amounts to about five billion pills. As reported in www.nytimes.com. The major change is the number of times a prescription can be refilled. Currently patient... [More]

Basic 8 hour Drug Awareness Classes Should be Endorsed by FDA

by Mike Miller December 23, 2013
With the abuse of prescription medication skyrocketing all across the country it is time the Federal Drug Administration take action. Back in October they recommended tighter controls over prescription medication. It was about time. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has long pushed for stronger controls on prescription medications. For years, F.D.A. officials had rejected recommendations from the D.E.A. and others for stronger prescribing control... [More]

Internet Based Drug Course and Datatbase can Help with Prescription Medication Abuse

by Mike Miller October 31, 2013
The time has come that action needs to be taken to curb prescription medication abuse. What do you think? No person is immune from the ravages of addiction. Parents are losing kids. Kids are losing their parents. Lives are being permanently altered. And let’s face it, the entire fabric of our society is being affected by the rise in prescription medication abuse. The state of New York enacted legislation that has been hailed as one of the strongest in the nation against the abuse of presc... [More]

Substance Abuse Courses Teach About Drug Paraphernalia

by Mike Miller August 7, 2013
How many times have you watched the television show “Cops” where officers find drug paraphernalia in the car and the occupants claim it is not theirs? How about 90% of the time. Do you drive a car that may have drug paraphernalia in it? I would bet not. One common thread between making, using, and concealing illegal substances is the drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia is defined as any equipment, product, or material that is modified for making, using, or concealing drugs and i... [More]