DRUG INFORMATION

Karen in Drug Information
April 14, 2021

Dextromethorphan: Still a Drug of Abuse, Still Readily Available, Still Dangerous

Despite all the efforts throughout the community to keep drugs out of kids’ hands, bottles of cough medicines sit in many medicine cabinets—cough medicines that can get youth high and even threaten their lives.

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Ren in Drug Information
January 28, 2021

What Does Methamphetamine Do to Your Body?

What occurs on a physiological and psychological level when someone uses meth? Just how toxic is meth, and why would no one ever want to use it?

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Ren in Drug Information
December 27, 2020

Marijuana in 2020—As Potency Increases, So Does Risk

Cannabis products have become far more potent than they used to be. Does an increase in potency also equate to an increase in risk?

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Ren in Drug Information
March 13, 2020

Drug Abuse Lowers the Body’s Immune System and Makes Addicts More Susceptible to Viruses

Every year yet another dangerous virus crops up and threatens American lives. Sadly, drug users are at even greater risk, as drug use lowers the body's immune system. This is yet another reason why addicts must get help as soon as possible.

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Karen in Drug Information
February 24, 2020

How Your Brain Struggles When You Use Marijuana, Alcohol or Any Drugs

We cannot live without a healthy and functioning brain. What happens to our brains if we use drugs such as alcohol, marijuana or ecstasy?

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Ren in Drug Information
January 30, 2020

How Do Drugs Affect Us?

One of the major issues with the current U.S. drug problem is the fact that so many people still don’t know all that much about drugs. Millions of Americans still don’t have the data on one of the most severe public health emergencies of our time.

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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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