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]

Nation’s Drug Czar Will Continue to Promote Drug Classes

by Mike Miller June 15, 2013
When I read about the United States Drug Czar’s avowal to continue the fight against addiction despite recent laws passed by Washington and Colorado legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes I asked myself – who the heck is our drug czar? The nation’s drug czar said the legalization of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado won’t change his office’s mission of fighting the country’s drug problem by focusing on addiction treatment that will be availab... [More]

Is Alcohol and Drug Prevention a Part of Obamacare?

by Mike Miller June 5, 2013
Do you know what is and is not covered under Obamacare? If you are confused about any or all of this legislation you are part of the majority. A recent poll showed that more than 90% of all Americans do not understand Obamacare. I am not ashamed to say that I am part of that 90%. By the way, 9.9% of those remaining people do not understand it either. When it comes down to it, basically the lawyers of the insurance companies who helped draft it, and a select few congressional aides who actually ... [More]

Substance Abuse Education Can Help Conquer Addiction

by Mike Miller April 15, 2013
Would you agree that treatment is not a prerequisite to surviving addiction? As a recovering alcoholic and drug addict it took years of treatment and effort for me to break free of alcohol and drugs. I would agree that it is nearly impossible to quit by yourself. Most addicts fee they can stop on their own. Some can – most cannot. As reported in well.blogs.nytimes.com. For most, it is imperative to listen to professional therapists and assumed responsibility for behavior. The reality of... [More]