DRUG INFORMATION

Ren in Drug Information
January 25, 2020

Unregulated Substances Are Often Not What They Appear to Be – Part #1

What is the real deal behind unregulated substances such as Kratom?

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Ren in Drug Information
December 4, 2019

What is Meth 2.0?

Every year it seems, there is a new drug on the scene or a new strain of a drug that is even worse than the last one. Case in point, reports are coming in from the Southeast about a new type of methamphetamine that is so potent it’s killing users. They’re calling it Meth 2.0.

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Ren in Drug Information
October 28, 2019

“Fake” Opioid Pills—What Are They, How Did They Come About and What Do We Do About Them?

The most recent headline is on fake opioid pills. Granted, this is not exactly a new story, as fake opioid pills have been popping up on the American market for years. But a recent drug bust on the Eastern Seaboard serves as a grim reminder of how dangerous fake opioid pills are.

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Karen in Drug Information
July 7, 2019

Landmark Opioid Lawsuit in Oklahoma Reveals More Pharmaceutical Culpability

In a lawsuit filed by the State of Oklahoma, we are learning more about how Johnson & Johnson helped create the opioid epidemic that has robbed more than a half-million Americans of their lives.

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Ren in Drug Information
May 1, 2019

Marijuana Addiction—Very Real, Very Dangerous

Is marijuana addictive? That query is easily one of the most frequently asked questions in the addiction and behavioral health space. I hear it on an almost daily basis. And as for its answer… well, there are as many opinions and viewpoints on that subject as there are people who have them.

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Ren in Drug Information
February 11, 2019

Benzodiazepines – the Silent Killer That No One Talks About

When it comes to addiction in 21st-century America, almost all of our attention is focused intently on opioids. But what about the country’s other drug problems? In fact, what about our addiction to pharmaceutical benzodiazepines, a prescription drug class which is just addictive and potentially lethal as opioids?

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Ren in Drug Information
January 31, 2019

These Ten Drugs Are Responsible for the Most Overdoses

When someone who is struggling with a drug habit turns on their local news and hears a report about a “New, lethal strain of heroin” or a “New batch of fentanyl that’s killing dozens of addicts,” their first thought isn’t to mourn such a sad situation or to avoid those drugs.

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Ren in Drug Information
December 16, 2018

What is Kratom?

A growing drug trend has surfaced in the U.S. which supports the use of an organic drug called kratom. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, kratom is the term for the tropical tree (Mitragyna speciosa) . This tree is native to Southeast Asia.

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Devon Alexander in Drug Information
October 16, 2018

What Are Pyrethroids, You Ask?

Just when you think the world could not get more crazy… One of the latest disturbing trends popping up around the country involves people using Pyrethroids to get high.

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