DRUG INFORMATION

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November 26, 2020

The Harmful Effects of Psychedelics

Despite evidence of long term consequences, psychedelics are becoming more accepted in many countries around the world.

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November 5, 2020

People with Addiction Are More Susceptible to COVID-19

One of the harmful side-effects of addiction is that being hooked on drugs and alcohol makes one more susceptible to contracting various illnesses. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, that puts addicts at even greater risk.

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October 28, 2020

Dangerous Component to Common Medicines Associated with Risky Behavior and Addiction

Common drugs found in over-the-counter cough medicines can easily be abused. Do you know what to look for?

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April 1, 2020

Methamphetamine – The Drug That Ages People Far Beyond Their Years

Drugs have harmful effects on those who use them. But why does methamphetamine have such a particularly awful effect? How does meth seem to physically age those who use it, making them appear much older than they actually are?

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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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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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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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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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