When you think of drugs, one will typically think of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, etc., but one drug that is not quite as classifiable are inhalants. These include volatile solvents, aerosol sprays, gases, and nitrites, all of which can be inhaled in order to become high. Unfortunately, teens are the likeliest to abuse inhalants as they are more readily available.
More than 64,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, according to the first government report to include all recorded drug deaths from 2016. That’s up 22% from the roughly 52,000 overdose deaths in 2015.
Acting quickly is essential and everyone needs to know how to handle an overdose. It can honestly mean the difference between life and death. So, what’s the right thing to do in the case of an overdose?
There are multiple ways to abuse drugs and alcohol, none of them good, or beneficial, or safe in any way.
Parker County investigators in Weatherford, Texas arrested 14 people who they say sold more than $100,000 worth of drugs in just a few months.
Drug abuse is a growing epidemic as more people are becoming addicted to various drugs. Hallucinogenic drugs are also adding to this problem as drugs like LSD, magic mushrooms, ketamine, and DMT are widely abused.
Opiates are the most addictive and dangerous drug and for an opiate addict, their life revolves around getting the next fix and high. It is all they think about and all they have time for. Getting high is their life.
Street opiates and doctor prescribed opiates are both opium based drugs and extremely addictive. However, street opiates are easier to attain as a prescription is not needed and are usually injected intravenously, producing a much deadlier effect.
Recently, I was reading an article written by a friend of mine about a drug called Fentanyl and how it killed an 8-year-old kid living in Detroit. Until hearing that sad story, I just didn’t know anything about Fentanyl, which turns out is an extremely scary drug and it’s finding its way into just about every other drug out there…
Recently, another veteran friend of mine named TJ came over to visit; it was clear that something was “off” about the guy. I had come to know this Iraq War veteran through a local veteran’s organization in Tulsa, Oklahoma.