Crystal Meth Addiction

The pros and cons of Breaking Bad and its portrayal of crystal meth addiction and dealing

AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher with a mountain of bills, a pregnant wife and a cancer diagnosis that says he has less than two years to live. In order to make ends meet, and breathe some excitement into his mundane life, he uses his chemistry knowledge … Continue reading The pros and cons of Breaking Bad and its portrayal of crystal meth addiction and dealing

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

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

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

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