Europeans Need Drug Awareness Classes Too

by Mike Miller August 17, 2014
As the education director here at 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 A recent report ... [More]

Kenyan Children Desperately Need Alcohol and Drug Education

by Mike Miller March 16, 2014
This is the third in a series of blogs here at addressing the frightening drug problem faced by parents in the African nation of Kenya. In the previous blogs we discussed the fact that it is estimated that one-third of all Kenyan students use and abuse drugs and alcohol. It is quite a battle faced by Kenyan parents. Not only are drugs easily available, but they are also very inexpensive. For instance for the price of a loaf of bread, a student can get two glasses of chang&rs... [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]

Drug Use a Problem for Kenyan School Children

by Mike Miller March 6, 2014
As all of the loyal readers of the 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 According to th... [More]

Miraa Users Could Benefit from an Online Drug Course

by Mike Miller February 28, 2014
As a counselor for both in-class and online drug classes I need to be an expert on all chemical substances that people use for recreational purposes. One drug that is not at all common here, but quite common in places like Africa is miraa. Have you ever heard of miraa? Do you know that it is estimated that 25% of Kenyan teenagers use this drug? As reported in What is Miraa? According to Wikipedia and NACADA Miraa is a plant whose fresh leaves and soft twigs are chewed to rel... [More]

Drug Tourism Creates Need for Drug Education Programs

by Mike Miller August 9, 2013
Heading to Amsterdam to get high? If so, you are part of a growing trend of people called drug tourists. Amsterdam used to be the exotic locale of choice for drug users who wanted to smoke weed, do heavier drugs, or experience legalized prostitution. Now there are hundreds of such places, including many right here in the USA. Drug tourism is any travel that is for the purpose of obtaining or using drugs for personal use that are not available or are illegal in one’s home country. Sadly, i... [More]

Punjab Needs Drug Education Classes

by Mike Miller April 21, 2013
For those of you who read my blog regularly you know I have focused a lot of time and energy on drug problems around the world as well as here in the United States of America. One place I have paid particular attention to is India. Like many places on the planet, the Indian state of Punjab is in the grip of a drug abuse crisis. Just how bad is the problem? Surveys indicate that more than half of all rural households are home to at least one drug addict, a problem most severe along the Pakistan ... [More]

African Teachers Understand Need for Drug Classes

by Mike Miller February 19, 2013
As a counselor for both in-class and online drug classes I am very interested in the approaches other countries use to help with drug education and drug education. I was recently reviewing information on how Kenya attempts to keep kids off of drugs. In Kenya, teachers play an important role both as instructors and role models to help keep youth from using drugs. As reported in The reason teachers have been drawn into the fight is, of course, because there has been a dramatic inc... [More]

Does Turkey Need A Drug Class?

by Mike Miller January 28, 2013
Just how bad is Turkey’s drug problem? Of course you realize I am not merely “talking turkey” I am referring to the Eurasian country known as The People’s Republic of Turkey, right? How many people do you think perish each year in Turkey due to drug addiction? Before you answer, know that there are approximately 69 million Turkish people and more than 25% are age 14 and under. As reported in Last year 365 people died last year in Turkey due to drug a... [More]

Do Indians Need 16 Hour Drug Classes?

by Mike Miller December 30, 2012
The answer to that headline is that of course people in India need 16 hour drug classes. Drug addiction is a global problem. What kind of efforts are administrators in India doing to combat a growing drug problem over there? Lack of purpose and opportunity has long affected the younger generation in India. One place they seek solace is in drugs contributing to a severe social crisis. As reported in Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary of India's ruling Congress party, stirred c... [More]