Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

June 30, 2014 0

This Fourth of July Family, friends, food and fireworks are all words that are synonymous with an iconic American holiday- the Fourth of July. However, many Americans celebrate Independence Day with alcohol, making the Fourth of July one of the most deadly days of the year on the nation’s roads. Many communities are stepping up police presence in accordance with the ongoing ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ enforcement crackdown. Thanks to startling statistics published […]

States Scramble to Respond to Heroin Epidemic

June 17, 2014 0

State governors, legislatures and law enforcement across the country are scrambling to respond to the resurgence of heroin, USA Today reports. “It’s really on the top of everyone’s radar from a public health perspective,” said Thomas MacLellan, Director of Homeland Security and Public Safety for the National Governors Association. New heroin bills were introduced in at least 18 state legislatures, the article notes. The measures range from leniency for low-level heroin offenders, to permitting easier […]

Prescription Drugs More Deadly Than Car Accidents, Guns, and Suicide

June 9, 2014 0

America, we’ve got a problem: More than 100 people die each day in the U.S. because of prescription drugs. America is in the throes of a prescription drug epidemic. More people die every day from that addiction than gunshot wounds, car accidents, or suicide—with 100 people losing their lives daily as a result of misusing medication. For the rest of the article for the website “The Daily Beast” go here.