DRUG INFORMATION

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JT in Drug Information
December 15, 2017

Flakka: One Frightening Drug

Hallucinations caused by mind-altering drugs are real and dangerous, and it is also a real effect of an awful drug called Flakka . However, hallucinations are merely one result of taking this drug. Flakka , otherwise known as gravel, is a drug made of a compound called alpha-PVP…

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JT in Drug Information
December 6, 2017

Meth Is Poison

Meth is a man-made chemical, which was first used during WWII as a stimulant for soldiers on both sides of the battlefield. People who cook meth use extremely toxic ways to create the chemical reactions needed, to produce this highly addictive substance.

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JT in Drug Information
November 25, 2017

Gray Death

An extremely lethal drug named Gray Death; which is comprised of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and synthetic opioids can kill users with just one dose.

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JT in Drug Information
November 22, 2017

Prescription Drug Abuse

Misuse of prescription drugs means taking a medication in a manner or dosage other than what is prescribed. This can include taking someone else’s prescription, even if for a legitimate medical complaint such as pain, or it can mean taking a medication to get high.

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JT in Drug Information
November 21, 2017

Drug Abuse or Mental Illness?

Is it a coincidence that as drug addiction in America increases, we also see an increase in behavioral disorders? I believe not.

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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.

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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.…

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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.

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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.…

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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.

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