DRUG INFORMATION

Magan Kilgore in Drug Information
October 11, 2017

Grab a Slush Puppie and Remote and Push Through the Pain!

My head was a little swimmy. I was a little nauseous. My face was numb. It felt like I had on a pair of those wax lips you could buy as I could touch them and only feel a slight pressure in recognition of my finger.

read more...

Karen in Drug Information
March 14, 2017

Are America’s Senior Citizens Our Newest Drug Dealers?

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.…

read more...

Troy in Drug Information
December 13, 2016

Just Plain Hooked

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.

read more...

Troy in Drug Information
December 9, 2016

Synthetic Opioid U-47700, Known as “Pink” Hits the U.S.

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.…

read more...

Karen in Drug Information
December 6, 2016

Can You Detect the Use of these Substances by Your Child?

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.

read more...

Karen in Drug Information
December 4, 2016

Critically Important Parenting Skills: Detecting a Child’s Drug Use, Part I

It is more important at this moment than ever before, that parents are able to identify drug use in their children. Why?

read more...

Karen in Drug Information
November 10, 2016

Will Heroin Follow Prescription Drugs into Oklahoma?

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.

read more...

Karen in Drug Information
September 8, 2016

Fentanyl , Acetyl Fentanyl, Carfentanil and Now, Furanyl Fentanyl: What’s the Difference?

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.

read more...

Karen in Drug Information
August 30, 2016

Stimulants Could Be the Most Dangerous Drugs on the Planet

Stimulants could be the worst drugs on the market because some of the most heinous crimes and abuses occur related to methamphetamine use.

read more...

Karen in Drug Information
August 29, 2016

Why Reformulating Painkillers is No Solution to Oklahoma’s Pill Abuse Problem

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.

read more...