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Drug Addiction

5 Most Commonly Abused Drugs by High School Students Then and Now

In the forty years since the seventies, bell bottoms morphed into skinny jeans, disco gave way to electronic dance music and teens smoked less pot. But trend watchers know, there’s nothing like time to make something old seem new again. The Monitoring the Future survey, which has tracked teen substance use every year since 1975, … Continue reading 5 Most Commonly Abused Drugs by High School Students Then and Now

August 13, 2008

Drug Addiction

5 World Countries with the Worst Drug Problems

Many Americans believe the United States is home to the world’s worst drug problems, but other countries actually experience higher rates of addiction. Making matters worse, many of these countries offer fewer opportunities for addiction treatment leaving many drug users homeless and hopeless. News reports in America focus on the U.S. drug problem, primarily centering … Continue reading 5 World Countries with the Worst Drug Problems

August 8, 2008

Crystal Meth Addiction

Methamphetamine Ads Need to Make an Impact

Research shows crystal meth use is still a problem in the United States, although adolescent use peaked in the late 1990s.[1] Around 0.9 million Americans are current users of methamphetamines, including the drug’s most dangerous form: crystal meth.[2] With strong, addictive and long-term effects, methamphetamine use destroys the health and well being of young people around … Continue reading Methamphetamine Ads Need to Make an Impact

August 3, 2008

Drug Addiction

HBO Documentary Explores the Penalties for International Drug Trafficking

In 2008 HBO released the documentary Ganja Queen. This documentary explores the story of Schappelle Corby. She was arrested in Indonesia for alleged attempts to smuggle marijuana. Her ensuing trial become a magnet for media attention. Corby’s story drew attention to issues such as drug trafficking, human rights, and addiction. It drew attention to the … Continue reading HBO Documentary Explores the Penalties for International Drug Trafficking

June 30, 2008

Drug Addiction

Heroin Claims the Life of Star Baseball Player, Michael Hutts

Michael Hutts, a young baseball star, suffered an overdose and passed away in 2008. Family, team members and fellow students were shocked. No one wants to believe addiction and overdose touch those they love. This belief is grounded in love and well-wishes, but it is not grounded in fact. As CNN.com shares, “In 2010, there … Continue reading Heroin Claims the Life of Star Baseball Player, Michael Hutts

June 30, 2008