St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips While in the U.S. St. Patrick's Day is mostly a day to celebrate Irishness and drink green beer, and a great deal of drinking does take place, it doesn't make the top five the worst driving periods of the year [...]
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Recently, we discussed how state and county government agencies are using online databases to track how many drugs are prescribed and used. These efforts are part of government efforts to end addiction to drugs such as opiates/opioids. City governments are also taking efforts to end [...]
While it appears that we’re still in the midst of an epidemic of opiate/opioid addiction, it looks as if more and more people are becoming aware of this epidemic. More and more parties are joining the battle to fight it. Government is providing some of [...]
Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. This post originally appeared on January 15, 2018, a day when the United States celebrated the birthday of the late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., a prominent civil rights leader. Given his impressive accomplishments, most people would [...]
This blog post was originally published in January, 2018. That year, January 15, 2018, the third Monday of the month, was known as Blue Monday. Some people call the day Blue Monday because they consider it the most depressing day of the year. When you [...]
This blog post was published on January 1, 2018. This is the first day of the year, New Year’s Day, on many calendars in many countries. People celebrate the end of the old year and the beginning of the new one in many ways. These [...]
Yes, this is another blog post about drugs and drug use and how both are depicted in the movies. Yet, such depictions often illustrate larger truths about drug abuse and the societies where such works are produced. They can even be instructional. Many films have [...]
A still from the film Reefer Madness We recently discussed whether pop culture products such as the television series Breaking Bad glamorize drugs such as methamphetamine (meth). Given the myriad number of projects that have discussed drugs and drug use over the years, [...]
Is the war on drugs working? Some legislators in the U.S. state of Oregon apparently don’t believe that it has. They’re promoting an addiction-fighting idea that is controversial, to say the least. The idea? Decriminalizing small amounts of drugs. Drugs that aren’t marijuana. We’ve seen [...]