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Should Marijuana Use Be Normalized?

2018-10-18T14:29:52-07:00November 1st, 2016|

According to a recent Gallup poll, 60 percent of Americans believe the use of marijuana should be legal. It’s the highest percentage ever reported, representing more than a doubling in public support over the past two decades. It’s also a number that many of Nevada’s elected officials find troubling as they witness what’s resulted from

Impaired Driving is A Problem

2018-10-18T14:31:19-07:00September 7th, 2016|

There’s been a string of deaths related to impaired drivers in Washoe County this summer.  That’s amidst one of the deadliest years on record on Reno’s roadways overall. It was in August that two Sparks residents were killed in Reno after their car rolled when a male driver who ran a red light struck it. He

We Won’t Be Quiet About the Harms of Marijuana

2018-10-18T14:35:33-07:00July 4th, 2016|

Today is the 4th of July, a day for our country to celebrate. Two hundred and forty years ago our forefathers signed a document declaring independence from Great Britain and thereby creating a country whose citizens would be endowed with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  The United States Constitution was adopted

How to Make a Complaint If You Believe a Prescription is Unlawful

2018-10-18T14:37:36-07:00July 1st, 2016|

If you reasonably suspect a prescription is unlawful, fraudulent, or not for medical purpose, you can do something about it. Complaints can be filed with the prescriber's primary licensing board. Names and numbers are provided below. Nevada Board of Dental Examiners - 702-486-7044 Nevada Board of Nursing - 775-687-7700 Nevada Board of Medical Examiners -

Talk to Me Now

2012-02-29T22:10:23-07:00February 29th, 2012|

Americans and Nevadans are discussing, debating, and struggling with many issues such as the national debt, health care reform, the upcoming presidential election, and more. One of the topics on that list is "what to do about marijuana" At this very moment if you read any number of articles, blogs, op ed, and more you'll find convincing arguments for and against legalizing marijuana for recreational use, for and against marijuana as medicine, and for or against marijuana as a substance that the American citizen should be able to choose to use or not to use.

Let’s Not Legalize Another Addictive Drug

2011-04-24T22:08:44-07:00April 24th, 2011|

There is a growing number of people that seem to think that legalizing marijuana for recreational use is a great idea. In fact, it seems to be an idea that many are so ready for that they can't see the forest for the trees. Or should I say they can't see really big problem with marijuana for the pro-legalization rhetoric.

The Worst Drug

2011-03-16T22:07:22-07:00March 16th, 2011|

what is the worst drug? In reality, all drugs of abuse hold their own specific dangers. That includes heroin, LSD, cocaine, prescription drugs, alcohol, marijuana, and more. But as a culture, we tend to want to focus on one at a time. We then demonize that drug and then we forget about everything else.

The Heart of a Parent

2018-10-18T15:44:54-07:00December 10th, 2010|

When a child, whether grown or not, has an addiction problem, so much goes through the parent's mind. Some of these thoughts include, "I'm a terrible parent," "What did I do wrong?" "What happened to my little one that used to play with toys and watch cartoons and was so excited about birthdays and Christmas?"When a child becomes addicted, a parent's heart breaks. It may look like anger or disappointment or depression or any number of things but it's all about a broken heart.

Much Ado About Nothing?

2010-11-13T22:04:14-07:00November 13th, 2010|

There has long been controversy about women who drink alcohol during pregnancy. In fact, the problem of birth defects and other problems caused by maternal drinking has become such an issue that the advice now given (at least officially) is, "No level of alcohol is safe for the unborn baby during pregnancy."