DRUG INFORMATION

KH
Karen Hadley in Drug Information
January 17, 2024

The International Curse That Is Captagon

The article traces Captagon’s transition from a prescription stimulant to an addictive drug addicting many in the Middle East. It further highlights historical parallels with wartime stimulant use and concludes by warning of the possibility of the drug’s spread across Europe.

read more...

Ren in Drug Information
May 22, 2023

How Do I Spot Fentanyl and the Chemicals That Make It?

A news story broke recently of an Arizona drug bust in which, unlike most drug busts, the agents did NOT seize fentanyl that had been trafficked from Mexico or China. Rather, the agents seized batches of chemicals intended to produce fentanyl right here in the United States.

read more...

Ren in Drug Information
March 21, 2023

Promoting Ketamine as Depression Treatment Ignores the Addictive Nature of the Drug

New reports show the club drug ketamine, also known as “Special K,” may be used to treat severe depression. But is it such a good idea to push a drug to treat depression when that drug has a long history of being addictive, mind-altering, and potentially quite harmful?

read more...

Ren in Drug Information
January 17, 2023

Meth Abuse and Resulting Heart Failure are on the Rise Around the World

A recent study published in the journal Heart provided a worldwide examination of meth abuse, addiction trends, and the cardiovascular implications of meth addiction. The researchers found that no matter which country they examined, meth abuse was on the rise. Further, everywhere the researchers found meth addiction, addicts in that country suffered cardiovascular complications.

read more...

KH
Karen Hadley in Drug Information
March 2, 2022

The Singular Destructiveness of Stimulants

While some people advocate the decriminalization of all drugs, including stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine, it’s vital to know what kind of self-destruction is occurring while a person is using these drugs.

read more...

KH
Karen Hadley in Drug Information
November 11, 2021

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a harmful effect of drug addiction. Given the adverse nature of NAS and the many other harmful side effects of substance abuse, women who struggle with drug use should seek help as soon as possible.

read more...

KH
Karen Hadley in Drug Information
November 3, 2021

The Deadly Dangers of Polydrug Use

Polydrug users may encounter the greatest risks of all drug users as they mix and match their drugs to suit their desires. What they may have lost sight of is how dangerous and even deadly this practice is.

read more...

KH
Karen Hadley in Drug Information
November 1, 2021

Drugs that Create Dramatic Emotional Changes

When you see dramatic emotional changes or fluctuations in someone you care about, if these changes make no sense, consider the possibility that short or long-term drug or alcohol abuse may be the cause.

read more...

Ren in Drug Information
October 24, 2021

New Heroin Abuse Trend Leads to Deaths and Brain Damage

Heroin is not a new drug. It’s been a life-threatening substance plaguing the streets of America for decades. But a fatal overdose is not the only risk of using heroin. New data shows that users who smoke heroin are at risk of serious brain damage.

read more...

Ren in Drug Information
October 22, 2021

Why You Should be Concerned About Hallucinogens

In recent years, a movement has grown in both the U.S. and Canada to recognize the alleged “benefits” of hallucinogenic drugs. The language surrounding this movement is dangerous because it serves to normalize drugs that have known harms and long-term risk factors.

read more...