DRUG INFORMATION

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September 24, 2019

Fentanyl Overdoses Still on the Rise

Some newsworthy developments on the subject of opioid overdoses have been published recently. On the one hand, recent reports indicate that overdose deaths from most opioids have dropped slightly. But those same reports also suggest that fentanyl-related opioid overdose deaths are continuing to increase. Alarmingly so in some areas.

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Ren in Drug information
September 12, 2018

Long-Term Effects: What Drug Use in the Here and Now Does to One's Future

People understand that abusing drugs or drinking to excess has an immediate, instantaneous, negative effect on the user. But what a lot of people do not know are the long-term repercussions of drug use, the extensive health complications that can occur later on in life as a direct result of an individual’s partaking in substances.

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Ren in Drug information
September 10, 2018

Ecstasy, LSD, and PCP—Hallucinogens Back on the Rise

After years spent in relative disuse, hallucinogenic drugs are growing in popularity once again. Much of this increase has come on the coattails of increased efforts to legalize hallucinogenics, not only in the United States but in other countries too. The increases in interest in such drugs have been most prominent amongst young people, but all age groups have shown interest in hallucinogenic drugs.

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Ren in Drug information
June 18, 2018

Heroin and the Brain: What the Drug can Do to One's DNA

Let’s talk about heroin and the effect that this powerful narcotic has on the brain of a user. According to new research, long-term heroin use actually changes how genes are activated in the brain…

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Ren in Drug information
June 5, 2018

Krokodil; A New Russian Drug Creating Concern in the U.S.

When we first hear that strange, almost alien name, the first thought that comes to mind is “crocodile.” This is no coincidence.

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Ren in Drug information
April 28, 2018

How Marijuana Use is Tied to Social and Financial Problems Later On in Life

We’ve all heard the negative stories and stigma that surrounds marijuana use. “Marijuana makes you lazy.” “Marijuana will make you unintelligent.” “Marijuana will prevent you from achieving your goals.” The list goes on and on. But for the longest time, there existed no real, stable, evidence-based studies that showed certain legitimacy in such concerns. The above negative phenomena were always just the stigma that surrounded marijuana.

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JT in Drug information
December 6, 2017

Drug-related Deaths Exceed War Fatalities

In 2016 more people died from drug overdose than the 58,209 soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. Think about that! Drug-related deaths in 2016 reached an estimated 64,000 people and those numbers are expected to continue to rise!

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Magan Kilgore in Drug information
October 25, 2017

Halloween Safety

Over the past few days, I have read many articles circulating through Facebook and the news media about ecstasy infused candy and Halloween. I thought it couldn’t be true. After research I was shocked to find that this was common, even in my small town.

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Karen in Drug information
November 22, 2016

The Curse of Carfentanil is Felt in Florida

Carfentanil is an opioid drug that packs a powerful wallop. So powerful, in fact, it’s used to sedate elephants, rhinos, hippos and other huge animals. But now it’s being found in heroin supplies and is killing dozens of people in multiple states.

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Karen in Drug information
November 3, 2016

The Hidden Forces Behind the Prescription Drug Epidemic

The State of Oklahoma has long struggled with exceptionally high rates of prescription drug abuse – high enough to keep the state in the number one spot nationally. With so many people trying to help, why is it so hard to make inroads into this problem?

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