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March 2019

The Facts About Drugged Driving

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Drug Related Crime|

Drunk driving has plagued our country for decades. As if things weren’t bad enough, some statistics indicate that drugged driving is now an even bigger issue than drunk driving, and one that is only getting progressively worse. Consider the following statistics from the Drug Enforcement Administration and other organizations: Every year, over 8 million Americans over age 12 drive under [...]

January 2019

Narcotics and the United Nations

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Drug Related Crime|

When we think of the addiction epidemic, we generally only think in terms of only America’s problem. The truth is, addiction is a global epidemic. So what is being done? In September 2018, the United Nations held a special “narcotics event” to address the addiction crisis, focused particularly on opioids. Some main topics of discussion were:         Securing borders from international [...]

Will a Border Wall Really Stop Drugs from Mexico

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Drug Related Crime|

During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he spoke passionately and prominently about building a massive border wall spanning the entire U.S. and Mexico border. He painted a dire picture of drugs and crime coming in from Mexico, and promised that the new wall would all but eliminate drug trafficking from Mexico.  Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is not that simple, [...]

December 2018

The Dangers of Meth Labs

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Drug Related Crime|

One of the devastating developments in our nation’s modern addiction epidemic has been the rise of methamphetamine, and with it, the rise of meth labs. Although methamphetamine trafficking from other countries is still an issue, most of our country’s meth supply is produced locally. The statistics about meth labs in the United States are pretty staggering. Although the number or [...]

July 2018

Most American Crime is Related to Substance Abuse

By |July 17th, 2018|Categories: Drug Related Crime|

There is no doubt that substance abuse and crime go hand in hand. For one, abusing illicit substances is itself against the law. Beyond that though, substance abuse has been shown to be strongly related to committing other crimes, and is a factor in a majority of crimes committed. Substance abuse often involves degradation of one’s character, and if left [...]