It is estimated that some 33 million people in the U.S. and Canada are playing fantasy sports; but for many, fantasy has turned into an ugly reality. It’s become an addiction costing them time, relationships and money.
It’s been almost seven months since stores in Colorado began selling legal pot, and one substance abuse treatment center says it is seeing a growing number of people who have been arrested for being high and driving since then.
As a sportscaster, I criticize athletes for abusing PEDs, marijuana, alcohol, other bad-for-your-body stuff. I can’t understand why some of them are so prone to addiction. And yet, I’m an addict myself.
After recent crackdowns on Spice, a new drug called kratom is filling the void left on store shelves as the next “legal high.”
While the gun control debate is a hot topic nationally right now, many are also calling for increased mental health care in the United States.