Online Drug Class is First Step in Staying Off Opioids

by Mike Miller June 20, 2013
Have you ever heard of Opioid Replacement Therapy? The odds are that if you or someone you know does not, or has not, had a problem with opioids you never have heard of this therapy. What is an opioid? Everyone knows about the most dangerous illegal substances out there and heroin is always at the top of that list. Heroin is classified as an opioid, which is a psychoactive chemical that works by binding to opioid receptors. Opioid receptors are found in the central and peripheral nervous syste... [More]

By Golly, the Scots Need a Drug Class

by Mike Miller August 27, 2012
Often associated with golf, sheep and a heavy brogue, Scotland is now becoming known as the drug capital of Europe. Scotland has been revealed as being top of the European league table for illegal drug abuse. Almost one in ten Scots have admitted using Ecstasy, more than double the rate in most other countries. Its survey found 9.3 per cent of people aged 16-59 had taken Ecstasy, which is regaining its popularity in Scotland after years in decline. Scotland also had the greatest proportion of... [More]

Celebrities James Ross and Janelle Evans Should Consider Alcohol Drug Class

by Mike Miller August 1, 2012
Do you idolize celebrities? Do you treat them like role models? I wish you wouldn’t. This is the fourth in a series of blog entries highlighting poor behavior. These “celebrities” (quotations used because some may be only marginal celebrities) all have a drug-related incident. James Ross – I actually had no idea who this guy was when I started this blog. It turns out his 15 minutes of fame came as the winner on the television show RuPaul’s Drag Race. I can only ima... [More]

Is it Too Late for “Oil Can” Boyd to Take a Drug Class?

by Mike Miller May 19, 2012
Dennis Boyd is lucky to be alive. He has lived a roller coaster life. The sole reason for its roller coaster-esque ride has been Boyd’s battle with drug addiction. Known as "Oil Can", Boyd battled drug addiction for much of his baseball career. After all, many professional baseball players and other athletes have suffered from addiction issues before, during and long after their careers ended. But according to a recent report by ESPN, the extent of Boyd's abuse of crack cocaine, particul... [More]

Addicted Babies Can’t Take Drug Class

by Mike Miller February 28, 2012
To what do you attribute to the recent rash of drug-addicted babies? From coast-to-coast hospitals are finding babies born already addicted to drugs. I can tell you one thing – it is not all the hormones they are putting into our food. I believe it is prescription medication. The neonatal unit isn't supposed to be a drug rehab ward. But the drugs their mothers took are causing more newborns in the Sacramento, California area to spend their first days of life suffering through the pains ... [More]

Students Need Online Drug Class

by Mike Miller December 25, 2011
As entrance into college gets tougher and tougher students go to greater and greater lengths to hit the books. Drugs are not only abused by the students who ditch class and drop out. Students looking to score higher and achieve more are turning to chemicals to keep them awake and alert. It is quite similar to body builders who use steroids to help them work out harder and longer with shorter recovery periods. Also like steroids, it is extremely dangerous! Adderall Adderall is a legal amphetam... [More]

Online Drug Class Key to Healthy Babies

by Mike Miller December 9, 2011
Prescription medication addiction is becoming a problem of epidemic proportions in this country. Add fetuses to the growing list of those addicted to prescription medication. No, that is not a typo, and really the only surprise is that obviously fetuses cannot access the Internet – yet! Medical authorities are witnessing explosive growth in the number of newborn babies hooked on prescription painkillers, innocent victims of their mothers' addictions. A Long History of Addicted Babies He... [More]

Fetuses Need Online Drug Class?

by Mike Miller December 5, 2011
Add fetuses to the growing list of those addicted to prescription medication. No, that is not a typo, and really the only surprise is that obviously fetuses cannot access the Internet – yet! Medical authorities are witnessing explosive growth in the number of newborn babies hooked on prescription painkillers, innocent victims of their mothers' addictions. Examples: Maine Medical Center in Portland treated 121 babies dependent on prescription painkillers in 2010, up from 18 in 2001. E... [More]

Dr. Drew Knows Value of Good Online Drug Class

by Mike Miller December 4, 2011
Oprah Winfrey had Dr. Phil and the rest of Hollywood has had Dr. Drew. Just about everyone has heard of Dr. Drew Pinsky, the renowned psychiatrist that has worked tirelessly on television and radio to help rid society of its evils. Pinsky, known for tackling both light and tough topics, has teamed up with the National Association of School Nurses to bring awareness to the problem of teen prescription drug abuse. Think your teen is immune? Think again. You may worry about your teen trying illeg... [More]

Suboxone Users Need Online Drug Class

by Mike Miller December 1, 2011
In Great Britain they treat heroin addiction by prescribing legal methadone. In the United States the drug Suboxone serves a similar purpose. Addiction to prescription painkillers is reduced when the individual is given consistent treatment with the drug Suboxone (buprenorphine plus naloxone), according to the first randomized large-scale clinical trial focused on the use of medication for treating prescription opioid abuse. Pain medications are helpful when taken as prescribed; however, they ... [More]