E-Cigs and the Dangers of Nicotine Addiction

by Mike Miller November 6, 2013
Touted as the best thing to help people quit smoking, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have become all the rage in the nicotine world. The trend has gotten so popular that the big tobacco companies are buying in. But are e-cigarettes a safe alternative? As reported in news.yahoo.com. The hopes for a healthy cigarette may be nothing more than a pipe dream. A new study suggests that the popular e-cigarettes may contain a comparable level of carcinogens to regular cigarettes. In recent years, e... [More]

Could an Addiction Class Help with Your Itch for Your Mobile Device?

by Mike Miller October 15, 2013
Addictions occur in all facets of life. Most notably we hear about drug addictions, alcoholism and gambling problems. But people can become addicted to anything from exercise to religion to mobile devices. A good addiction class explains the nature of addiction and how to overcome these enslaved tendencies. Are you addicted to your mobile device? As reported in www.nytimes.com. That uneasy feeling that often accompanies our first experience with a new technology quickly subsides, and we are wo... [More]

Will E-Cigarette Ban Create Need for Educational Tobacco Course?

by Mike Miller October 2, 2013
Unless you live in “Marlborough Country” you can’t be missing the current trend in the cigarette industry. The new “it” is the electronic cigarette. They are also called e-cigarettes. I have written a series of blogs on the growth in this industry so if you care to learn more about e-cigs feel free to go back through the archives and read those blogs. In one sentence – they are electronic devices that allow a user to inhale nicotine as a vapor. Proponents sa... [More]

Could Online Drug Class be Cure for Heroin Abuse?

by Mike Miller September 20, 2013
How scared are you that heroin use is on the rise? If you are not terrified, you should be. This is going to cost US taxpayers millions and millions of dollars. While it would be impossible to pinpoint an exact reason for the resurgence of this very powerful and lethal drug, most certainly we could look at prescription pain medication. The use and abuse of these high-powered narcotics has to be one of the main reasons for the recent spike in heroin use. As reported in www.nytimes.com. Not only... [More]

Mixing Drugs Could Out You in Drug Class, or Worse!

by Mike Miller August 11, 2013
Drug use and addiction are both progressive diseases. One's use increases as the addiction sets in. Eventually, one drug is not enough and you start to combine drugs - marijuana and alcohol or cocaine and Vicodin. Two drugs turns into more experimentation, perhaps nicotine or harder drugs like cocaine or prescription medication. Drugs are dangerous, mixing and combining drugs is idiotic! Mixing drugs can be as simple as smoking a joint while drinking alcohol, but can be as dangerous as somethi... [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]

Take Drug Awareness Class before Self-Medicating

by Mike Miller July 22, 2013
There is no doubt that we all self-medicate. If you have a headache you take a couple of Tylenol. That is self-medicating too. When people get sick they usually want to feel better. Hopefully, they decide to see a doctor who will prescribe something, if necessary. Unfortunately, many choose to ignore the problem and others take medication of their own choosing. This is something known as self-medication. When someone chooses to treat an untreated or undiagnosed medical ailment with drugs not p... [More]

Substance Dependence Could be Avoided With Drug Class

by Mike Miller July 12, 2013
Do you know anyone who might have an issue with substance dependence? This is just a glossed-over term for a person who might have an addiction to a chemical substance. Substance dependence can come in many forms including but not limited to: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, depressants, stimulants and prescription medication. No person ever began experimenting with drugs or alcohol with the intention of becoming addicted. Many people fall into using drugs unintentionally; they were in the... [More]

Mixing Drugs Could Out You in Drug School, or Worse!

by Mike Miller July 10, 2013
Drug use and addiction are both progressive diseases. One's use increases as the addiction sets in. Eventually, one drug is not enough and many users begin to combine drugs - marijuana and alcohol or cocaine and Vicodin. Two drugs turns into more experimentation, perhaps nicotine or harder drugs like cocaine or prescription medication. Drugs are dangerous, mixing and combining drugs is idiotic! Mixing drugs can be as simple as smoking a joint while drinking alcohol, but can be as dangerous as ... [More]

Drug Education Part of Future Solution to Addiction Issues

by Mike Miller July 3, 2013
With is most recent release “Clean” David Sheff again attempts to help those suffering from addiction issues. This is the fourth in a series of blogs on Sheff and his body of work, most notably his most-recent release. Sheff has first-hand experience dealing with addiction issues as his son Nic almost died from substance abuse. In “Clean” Sheff provides a number of strategies for coping with addiction and most notably calls for the legalization of marijuana (which I am a... [More]