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