DRUG INFORMATION

Karen in Drug Information
September 20, 2019

One Year of Overdose Death Decreases: How Good is This News?

For the first time in decades, the number of Americans lost to drug overdoses has begun to decline. Is this cause for celebration? Not yet. Not when you know the reason for the decline. Did you hear about this? For the last year, the number of overdose deaths has been declining.

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Karen in Drug Information
September 19, 2019

Have We Simply Become Numb to All the Drug-Related Deaths?

There’s a problem with the readily-available information on statistics related to America’s drug abuse and drug overdose situation. And this problem could be skewing the way many of us perceive this situation and reducing our sense of urgency in seeking effective solutions.

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Ren in Drug Information
September 7, 2019

Exploring the Off-Label Gabapentin Spike

If you’ve ever had a family member or friend who struggled with seizures, then you’ve probably heard of gabapentin. If not, let’s define it. Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic drug, an anticonvulsant. It’s one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the U.S.

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Ren in Drug Information
September 4, 2019

How to Get the Real College Experience

College is a fantastic opportunity to learn a great deal and to gain valuable experience in order to ready oneself for life as an adult. College is a time to learn a trade, or simply to further one's general education.

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Ren in Drug Information
July 27, 2019

Are Young People Using Drugs More Often than They Used to?

Drug and alcohol misuse at any age carries with it a severe risk not only for the user but for those around them as well. And while drug and alcohol misuse can occur with anyone, at any time, and under just about any circumstances, this life-threatening crisis does seem to affect various demographics differently.

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Ren in Drug Information
April 25, 2019

The Difference between Fentanyl and Other Opioids—Why So Many Addicts Die

If you’ve had your eye on health news, you’ve probably heard “fentanyl” mentioned more than once in the last year. And why is that? Fentanyl is a powerful and potent opioid pain reliever first introduced into the medical pain-relief sector for treating cancer patients.

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Ren in Drug Information
February 7, 2019

What Are the Most Addictive Drugs in the World?

It’s no small task to measure the addiction potential of a substance. But researchers still put in the effort do this in order to furnish us with valuable information about different drugs. That information can help us greatly in addressing the drug crisis that our nation is mired in.

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Karen in Drug Information
January 16, 2019

Meet Methoxetamine—A Dangerous New Drug with Unwarranted Reputation for Safety

Ketamine was bad enough. We don’t need another drug that’s even worse. Meet methoxetamine.

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Ren in Drug Information
December 22, 2018

The Dangers of Experimenting with Inhalants

When we think of drug use, the first thing we think of is not inhalants. Some don’t even know what these drugs are. We usually think of heroin, opioid painkillers, cocaine, crack cocaine, meth, alcohol, marijuana, etc.

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Ren in Drug Information
December 1, 2018

All About Heroin—How One of the World’s Oldest Drugs Made a Comeback in the 21st-Century

We have all likely heard of heroin, the drug whose very name inspires thoughts of sorrow and despair when we hear it spoken. Heroin’s wicked web of addiction and dependence of millions of people over the years has built a thoroughly bad reputation for this life-threatening drug.

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