Computerized Alcohol Education Classes Work, II

This is the second in a series of blogs looking at the effectiveness of online alcohol courses. So, who takes online alcohol classes? As a counselor for both in-class and online alcohol classes I have a pretty good understanding of who takes the class. The vast majority of students already have had... [More]

MIP Classes Could Help Depressed Teens

Study after study has shown that teens suffering from depression and other mental disorders are much more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. They are much more likely to begin using them and becoming addicted to them in the future. Teens that get treatment for their major depressive disorder (MDD) ... [More]

West Africans Need Drug Classes

Is West Africa to blame for the world’s drug problems? Certainly not entirely, however, it certainly is exacerbating the world’s growing addiction to drugs! Last month the United Nations sponsored an International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking aimed at raising awareness... [More]

Is LSD A Good Substitute for An Alcohol Class?

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]

Pregnant Moms Need Online Alcohol Drug Class

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]

Synthetic Drug Users Need Alcohol Drug Class

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]

Don’t Slip Things in Drinks, Take Alcohol Class Instead

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]

Farrah’s Kid Needs Alcohol Drug Class

Who would of thought the offspring of Ryan O’Neal would have substance abuse problems and run-ins with the law? I feel badly for the boy, but really he has got to stand up for his behavior and become an adult already! Troubled Redmond O'Neal could be heading for jail after using drugs while o... [More]