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]

Teens Need Online 15 Hour Drug Class -- Now More Than Ever!

by Mike Miller October 11, 2014
Have you heard any recent news about drug issues involving local teens? There is no doubt, no matter what part of the country, or what part of the world you live in that could not be hearing about teen drug use. Unfortunately, it has become a simple fact of life. Teen use of prescription medication is especially rampant. Parents - put a lock on your medicine cabinets! As reported in The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, conducted every two years by the Centers for Dis... [More]

12 Hour Drug Class Could Help Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

by Mike Miller October 1, 2014
Do you believe government should play a role in the fight against drug abuse? I certainly think we all need to band together to do our best to keep as many people as possible off of drugs and alcohol. I always appreciate learning about government bodies looking to help in the fight. As reported in The recent increase in the use and abuse of prescription medication is especially frightening. Communication and the sharing of information are critical to keep excess prescription ... [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]

Nurses Stealing Pain Meds Need Drug and Anti-Theft Courses

by Mike Miller July 28, 2014
Are you frightened of an upcoming hospital visit or surgery? While I would like to say those fears are ill-founded, you may have good reason to fear. As crazy as it sounds, the fact is that many healthcare professionals may be performing their jobs under the influence of a controlled substance. There's been a steady stream of news lately about nurses charged with stealing pain meds. In later parts of this series we will look at a theft from a labor and delivery unit and this one from a nursing h... [More]

Nurses at Risk for Drug Addiction

by Mike Miller July 23, 2014
Perhaps you have been reading about the huge problem with drug use and abuse among healthcare professionals. There's been a rash of headlines involving healthcare workers abusing—and sometimes overdosing and dying from—prescription drugs. In December, a cardiovascular ICU nurse was found dead in the bathroom of a University of Michigan hospital. Months later, The Ann Arbor News reported that she died from an overdose of the opiate Fentanyl and the benzodiazepine Midazolam, two sedati... [More] Teaches About the Dangers of Prescription Meds

by Mike Miller July 18, 2014
If by this point you are unaware of the horrific problem with addiction to prescription pain medication you are deaf, dumb and blind. At we look to educate people as to the dangers of all types of drugs. We do this by giving out facts and support those facts with real-life examples. Following are the ABCs of prescription medication abuse. As reported in Definition Prescription drug abuse is taking the drug as it was not intended to be taken. This incl... [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]

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]

Tighter Controls on Painkillers Increases Need for Drug Education Class

by Mike Miller December 19, 2013
Can it be true that the Food and Drug Administration just recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers just last month? This seems like a recommendation that should have occurred many, many months ago. Finally! The move represents a major policy shift, so that widely-abused drugs, which contain the narcotic hydrocodone, should be controlled as tightly as more powerful painkillers like OxyContin. As reported in The change wou... [More]