August 18, 2012
During his playing days Lawrence Taylor was as fearsome a linebacker that roamed the fields of the national Football League. Of the field, his life was a mess of alcohol and drug abuse. When asked what he could do that no other linebacker could his response was “drink.”
Taylor drank him... [More]
August 11, 2012
How many National Football League players have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) since the last play of the Super Bowl? I would bet it is more than a handful. It seems like a day does not go by where an NFL players is not arrested for some violation.
Tennessee Titans receiver Kenn... [More]
March 13, 2012
There are all kinds of crazy theories of how to quit drugs. Here is the latest and it may have scientific value.
One dose of the hallucinogenic drug LSD could help alcoholics give up drinking, according to an analysis of studies performed in the 1960s.
A recent study repoted by the BBC of 500 pati... [More]
December 24, 2011
Recently, I blogged about the horrible withdrawal symptoms suffered by newborns of moms addicted to prescription medication.
The Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth voted Thursday to create a committee to study whether stronger laws and policies should be adopted to deal with women who use il... [More]
December 10, 2011
By now we are all aware of the dangers of illegal drugs, and even the dangers of abusing legal prescription drugs. Recently there has been a rise in the popularity of legal, “synthetic drugs” that has led many in the fields of medicine and law enforcement to become concerned about the ne... [More]
December 8, 2011
Have you ever had someone slip something into your drink? I have and it is no picnic for sure. It happened to me as a 10-year-old. Why someone slipped a psychedelic drug into my Coke I have no idea. I know that I spent 10 hours totally out of control and wound up in the ER.
In 2009, nearly 15,000 A... [More]
December 4, 2011
More students smoke pot than tobacco. Does that shock you. It does me!
Alcohol isn’t the only drug available to students, but it’s certainly the most used.
In the past year, 76 percent of students in Indiana reported using alcohol, according to a recent study conducted by the Ind... [More]
December 3, 2011
Since the beginning of time parents always give their own children the benefit of the doubt. I know that was the case with my mom. It was never her “Angel’s” fault. It had to be the influences of a few bad apples.
It comes as no surprise that when it comes to parents thinking abou... [More]
November 28, 2011
It seems a week doesn’t go by where I read about a teacher supplying alcohol and or other drugs to students. If it is not supplying them with booze it is the teacher showing up to class intoxicated.
Former McPherson High School (Kansas) teacher and soccer coach Todd Brittingham was found guil... [More]
November 14, 2011
When was the last time you heard anything positive with respect to abuse and prescription medication? For me, I don’t think I ever have heard positive news as it relates to prescription drug abuse.
In Ohio – there may be some good news.
There are 1 million fewer prescription pills on t... [More]