The general public might not understand what synthetic cannabinoids are. That wouldn’t be very surprising considering that this type of drug is constantly changing, constantly being altered, and renamed or reclassified by manufacturers to avoid confiscation by law enforcement.
Fentanyl has been the drug to blame for much of the recent spike in fatal overdoses occurring across America. It’s worse than that though. In recent years, autopsy reports have shown that fentanyl is being laced into other drugs not usually associated with overdose deaths. The result? A seemingly unstoppable increase in drug overdose deaths, all linking back to a highly potent opioid.
When looking a what causes addiction, we almost always must look into the past. This is because most people use drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism for a problem they could not solve back then, a problem that they cannot solve now either.
News headlines have been reporting on recent developments regarding an up-and-coming “vaccine” for fentanyl addiction. However, fentanyl addiction cannot be treated with a vaccine, as vaccines are made to inoculate people against communicable illnesses, not treat drug addiction.
Dental work should not lead to opioid misuse. Yet, in increasing numbers, dental patients, particularly young patients, are being exposed to highly addictive opioid pain relievers, and it's causing them to experience life-threatening overdoses.
The Journal of the American Medical Administration just released a report itemizing the top causes of death in the U.S. for 2020. According to their data, drug overdoses were one of the leading causes of death that year.
Advertising is a huge industry in the United States, a crucial component of the country’s economy and a necessary cog in the wheel of supply, demand, and the buying and selling of products and services. Unfortunately, there can be harmful sides to advertising, like when young people are repeatedly exposed to highly suggestive alcohol advertisements.
Most parents want to do everything they can to ensure their children grow up to lead healthy, productive, successful lives. That goal acts as a driving force behind how parents raise their children and the day-to-day actions that parents take in doing so.
We often hear news stories about drug overdoses, about the rise in drug-related fatalities across America, and how we should respond to them. But what about alcohol overdoses, alcohol poisoning? It’s important to understand that alcohol poisonings do occur, and that they are extremely dangerous. It’s essential to know what the signs and symptoms of alcohol overdoses are and what to do if a loved one or friend has binge drunk to the point of an alcohol overdose.
While it is true that each state in the U.S. struggles with some degree of drug addiction among its residents, drug use trends differ, state-to-state. What does drug abuse look like in a mostly rural state like Oklahoma?