Archive for October 2011
A coroner's report has determined Grammy award-winning artist Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning. Her blood alcohol level was more than 5 times the legal limit to drive. She struggled with substance abuse throughout her life and sadly lost her battle. How many more lives do we have to lose to alcohol? http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/26/world/europe/uk-winehouse-inquest/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Teen drug use increased in the past year. The use was not just with alcohol and marijuana. Teens were involved in prescription drug abuse and other illegal drug use. It is suggested that we start testing school athletes since they represent the school and are a high risk group due to possible injuries. What do you think? http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/10/21/should-high-school-athletes-be-tested-for-drug-use/
"Bath Salts" , synthetic cocaine, has definately hit the Upstate area. Paranoia, agitation, high blood pressure, panic attacks, and hallucinations are just a few of the effects of this drug. Hospitals and law enforcement in the area are dealing with this very dangerous synthetic drug. Here is just one case. http://www.wyff4.com/news/29472219/detail.html
Bullying has been around for a long time, however today's bullying has been taken to a new level. Check out CNN's Anderson Cooper's series "Bullying Stops Here" this week. What are your thoughts?
A new study conducted while drivers are actually texting and driving on a course versus in a simulator showed their reaction times to be doubled. It took twice the time for participants to react to roadway dangers, signs,etc. while texting or reading a text. Why take the risk of endangering yourself and others? http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/10/06/texting-while-driving-more-dangerous-than-thought/