New Opioid Laws Worth Being Aware Of

There are many reasons for the opioid crisis, One of the main components to the crisis is the issue of easy access to the drugs in pill form. New laws aim to fight the easily availability of these drugs to prevent excess pills from being sold or abused. The problem is maintaining a balance where people who have… Read More

Avoiding Opioids as a First Strike

Opioids are strong drugs. They can be a powerful medicine because they don’t cause the same organ toxicity that users of other medicine may face during short-term use. However, they are also incredibly addictive and generally shouldn’t be offered before other solutions have been ruled out, and then only for a short time. Being Informed Being a patient… Read More

Discussing Codeine and its Effects

Codeine is an opiate that doctors often prescribe for mild or medium amounts of pain. It is usually consumed as a cough suppressant or to treat diarrhea. Sometimes codeine is combined with Acetaminophen, Aspirin or Ibuprofen to increase its effectiveness for treatment. You may recall a doctor prescribing you actual cough medicine in a liquid form with codeine… Read More

Opioid Epidemic in the USA Pt. 1: How did we get here?

Opioids are everywhere in the United States. With congress, even our president, calling out the need to fight our current “Opioid Epidemic” it’s hard not to ask the questions: so how did we get here, and is it really as serious as it sounds? Since before the US Civil War opioids have been used for pain relievers. As… Read More

Counterfeit Xanax Mixed With Deadly Fentanyl Gaining Ground as Party Drug

An investigation by FOX 11 in Los Angeles found a worrying trend of underworld youth parties with drinking and drugs that could kill with a single pill. Xanax has been popular in some circles as a party drug, but they are not always what they are supposed to be. Counterfeit Xanax is mixed with opiates for any number of… Read More

The Long Game – Influencing Kids’ View of Substances

Children are programmed to learn from the moment they are born. They are able to easily pick up languages merely by hearing them, something adults can find challenging. As they go through their childhood, they are also learning other lessons. They learn important lessons about sex and relationships simply by seeing how people interact. They learn about ways… Read More

Major Drug Company Founder Arrested After Bribing Doctors to Illegally Prescribe Opioids

Major Drug Company Founder Arrested After Bribing Doctors to Illegally Prescribe Opioids John Kapoor, billionaire funder and former CEO of major prescription drug company Insys Therapeutics, was arrested Thursday; the arrest followed an early-morning raid on the charges that Kapoor was trying to get doctors to unnecessarily—and illegally— prescribe opioids to patients who don’t need them. He currently… Read More

Childhood Friends from Georgia Die from Opioid Overdose on Same Day, Half a Mile Apart

Childhood Friends from Georgia Die from Opioid Overdose on Same Day, Half a Mile Apart On May 26 in Lawrenceville, Georgia, 19-year-old Dustin Manning was found dead in his home after an opioid overdose. According to the toxicology report, Dustin had died from a toxic mixture of fentanyl, which is 50 times more powerful than morphine, and heroin…. Read More

Why the US is Leading the World in Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Why the US is Leading the World in Prescription Painkiller Abuse? More than any other country in the world, the United States is in the lead when it comes to prescription painkiller, or opioid, abuse: nearly 50,000 doses of opioids are taken daily for every one million Americans. Prescription painkillers killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, according… Read More