July 2017 Archives

Hazards of drinking in the summer

While many South Carolina residents know that heat and alcohol can both have their dangers, some may not have thought about the hazards of combining these substances. When combined, heat and alcohol can have a far-reaching impact on people, and it is important to understand why this combination can be so dangerous.

Springfield police chief arrested over unpaid funds to deputies

If there was any demographic that people in Florence would believe to be the least likely to be involved in criminal activity, it may be law enforcement officials. However, stories of police officers being arrested are not uncommon. This may not necessarily signify an increased propensity amongst police to break the law, however, but rather an indication of how easy it may be for one's unintentional errors or mishandling of a matter to result in criminal charges. People may make errors in judgment in their professional or personal lives all the time. Law enforcement officers may just happen to be in position where there mistakes are more likely to get them into hot water legally.

Effects of prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse has seen all-time high in recent years. The misuse of drugs such as opioids and benzodiazepines are only a few names in the world of drug abuse. In addition to the negative effects these chemicals can have on the body, prescription drug abuse has trickled into public health, social welfare, and even the outlook of future generations. Initially used for treatments such as the reducing of chronic pain and improving quality of life, prescription drugs have begun dominating South Carolina with crippling cases of dependence and addiction.