Do You Discuss the Dangers of Drug Abuse with Your Kids?

I’ve always known that I grew up sheltered. I was raised in the South, in a church-going family (Baptist, naturally), with loving parents and protective siblings and friends whose idea of peer pressure was to make sure I called my mom before I stayed out too late.It was Mayfield, of Leave it to Beaver fame. It was Mayberry.I liked it there. I wanted to raise my kids there. Mayberry is the perfect town. There’s nothing to lead a young child astray. There are no scary things there. No crimes, no criminals.There are no drugs in Mayberry....more
momndaughtersavings Your story is amazing. I hope your daughters are in recovery, and that your ...more

Day 26 - Warning Labels

 Most people know that they shouldn't drink and drive...but they d...more

America's $300 Billion Drug Problem

Did you know that $300 billion are spent as a direct result of substance abuse in the U.S. each year? If you were to divide that money, it would be enough to give everyone in the U.S. $950, or everyone in the world $40 each. It’s also enough money to buy Google outright, end world hunger or pay tuition for 3 million college students. When you really take a good look at the amount of money wasted on U.S. drug addictions, it’s horrifying. It seems fitting then that we’ve chosen Halloween to talk about something so scary, right?...more

#274 Present, Day 12 of 31

Third of the way through......more

The Greatest Love of All

Do we get it NOW????!!! Drugs KILL, they KILL, that's what they do, they don't make us happy they are NO fun, they just fucking KILL, even the people who struggle to break their influence. THEY KILL. And this amazing human being is done. Thank God she shared her voice with us for enough years that we will never be able to forget her. In my opinion her voice will NEVER be topped. It was the epitome of God given genius and in her prime there was no match for her....more
@nazatraz I know... this probably sounds crazy but today I was watching all her old performances ...more

Oh, My Brother

I am not quite sure where to begin, but I guess I'll start wherever my memories land me.He had very dark brown, almost black hair. He had thick black eyebrows and deep dark brown eyes.  He had a dark side to go along with his looks.The kids in the neighborhood called him "Hurricane" because of his uncontrollable temper.The strongest memories, including the earliest ones, I have of him are filled with anger.He was angry and he generated angry feelings in those around him....more

Can you really win the war on drugs?

Can you really win the war on drugs?In 2010 the US Department of Justice released its National Drug Threat Assessment. “Seizures of illegal drugs in transit exceeded 1,626 metric tons” this includes all manner of drugs such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine and other concoctions like methamphetamines and ecstasy (MDMA)....more
It is a complex issue with usually loaded answers. I have been in the presence of and listened ...more

Federal Government Rules That Marijuana Has No Accepted Medical Purpose. Really???

I can totally understand why the federal government would have trouble recommending a complete legalization of marijuana (it's a political nightmare), but it just seems blatantly irresponsible to announce that there is NO acceptable medical use for it.  Are they kidding?From the LA Times – Federal Government Says Marijuana Has No Accepted Medical Use…...more

Is It Wrong to Laugh at Charlie Sheen's Public Breakdown?

After his sitcom Two and a Half Men shut down production, Charlie Sheen's public breakdown -- or whatever it is that's going in -- has been widely documented on a number of televised and radio interviews. And by "widely documented," I mean Charlie Sheen is everywhere. Everywhere. Just try to escape the Sheen this week. Go ahead, try....more

At first I had little sympathy for a multi-millionaire actor, when life is so tough for my ...more