DRUG INFORMATION

Karen in Drug Information
June 1, 2017

The Terrifying Family of Fentanyl Drugs

You’ve probably heard of fentanyl, the drug that caused so many overdoses deaths, especially in the Midwest, Great Lakes States and Northeast. What most people don’t know is that there are 1400 different forms of this deadly drug.

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Karen in Drug Information
February 24, 2017

Big Pharma Seeks Expansion Following the Model of Illicit Drug Dealers

In Part I of this series, we looked at the emergence of an opioid epidemic in the U.S. that was fueled by the overprescribing of painkillers by doctors in every corner of the country. Now it looks like this problem may soon take on global proportions.

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Karen in Drug Information
February 24, 2017

Is America’s Opioid Epidemic Going International?

Over the last several years, hundreds of thousands of American families have suffered the heartbreak of losing someone they love to a drug overdose. Now, it appears that this scourge may begin to wreak a similar havoc in other countries as pharmaceutical companies seek growing markets overseas.

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Karen in Drug Information
February 1, 2017

What’s the Problem with Kratom?

Kratom is a drug imported from Asia, a product manufactured from the leaves of a tree that grows in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and other parts of Southeast Asia. It was banned in Thailand – but should it be banned in other countries, too?

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Karen in Drug Information
January 22, 2017

Ohio Detective’s Story Shows Parents How to Detect Addiction

In 2016, Ohio police detective Bud Lytle suddenly realized that he had been missing the signs that his daughter Taylor was addicted to painkillers.

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Karen in Drug Information
January 20, 2017

Unique Maps Help Us Grasp the Extent of Losses from Addiction

We all see news headlines or articles on the internet about a local person lost to an overdose or a celebrity going to rehab. But it can be hard to get a grip on what’s really happening across this country. A young man who lost his bother to drugs set out to change that.

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Karen in Drug Information
January 13, 2017

2016: The Year in Review

When your work is helping the addicted recover their sobriety, today’s newspapers and magazines don’t bring you a lot of good news. There are warnings of drugs currently taking lives, drug use trends to tell us where we need improvement. Here’s what we witnessed in 2016.

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Karen in Drug Information
December 26, 2016

The Deadly Fentanyl Family of Drugs

Until a few years ago, few people had ever heard of the prescription drug fentanyl. But now, not only is fentanyl popular on the illicit market, but other dangerous drugs from this family are making their way into our supplies of street drugs.

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