For many senior citizens, money is pretty tight. Most are on fixed incomes and it may be a struggle to make ends meet. Add in the complicating factor that many seniors are also in pain from various causes and may be prescribed painkillers paid for by Medicare. Perhaps it’s not surprising that some of our senior citizens have taken to selling their pills to supplement their incomes.…
One out of every four people who try heroin becomes hooked. Heroin’s grip is the strongest and is still ranked number one over all other drugs for its addictive qualities. Heroin even leads synthetic opiates in addictive properties.
Every so often a new drug hits the underground market and takes the public by surprise. The truth about U-47700, also called Pink, is that the drug was actually synthesized in the 1970s.…
In Part I of this series, we informed parents how to detect the use of the “study drug” and prescription stimulant Adderall, marijuana and opioids like heroin or painkillers. In this article, we will cover detection of inhalants, alcohol, cough syrup and synthetic drugs.
It is more important at this moment than ever before, that parents are able to identify drug use in their children. Why?
In June 2016, The Oklahoman reported that Oklahoma took the top spot in a list of states with a prescription painkiller abuse problem. In the long run, this problem could result in an influx of heroin into the state.
These four names refer to powerful painkillers of similar chemical composition. Fentanyl is the only one you would ever have received from a doctor and even that is rather unlikely. All four are being manufactured illicitly overseas and are causing overdoses in the U.S.
Stimulants could be the worst drugs on the market because some of the most heinous crimes and abuses occur related to methamphetamine use.
Why Reformulating Painkillers is No Solution to Oklahoma’s Pill Abuse Problem In the last several years, there's been a trend toward the reformulation of prescription opioids so as to prevent their abuse. The first announcement came in April 2010 from the Food and Drug Administration. “The U.S.
Recent news reports from Colorado have revealed that apparently, residents of that state were misled about the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana. One of the promises of legalization advocates was that legalizing the drug would bring its distribution under control.
Pine Ridge sits just across the state line from Whiteclay, Nebraska. Surrounded by the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, it’s a typical small town in this rural area. It’s got a hospital, small college, propane supplier and pizza restaurant.
June is designated as Men’s Health Month, focused on raising public awareness of health-related issues facing men today, and encouraging me to take health-oriented preventive measures to safeguard and preserve their health.
A recent online article cites an alarming spike in reported heroin abuse, nearly doubling from a 2007 number of 161,000 to 289,000 in 2013. From 2007 to 2014, arrests for heroin abuse also doubled .
May is designated as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month by the Federal Occupational Health (FOH), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). National Physical Fitness and Sports Month focuses on raising awareness of the importance of active living.