DRUG INFORMATION

Karen Hadley in Drug Information
September 27, 2018

Drug Enforcement Administration Updates List of Slang Terms for Drugs

For parents and professionals, knowing the slang terms for popular drugs might mean the difference between detecting drug use and addiction and missing it. The DEA has just published an updated list of drug slang that can help with this vital task.

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Jason Good in Drug Information
September 24, 2018

What is Molly? Isn't What Most of Its Users Think It Is

Molly is one of those drugs that’s been around for a while and hasn’t gotten enough attention. While the opioid crisis has been in full-bloom, it’s sort of eclipsed the growing problem with Molly.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Information
August 14, 2018

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll Linked by Researchers

Parents naturally worry when their children grow to be teens and take off on their own for the first time. When those children head in the direction of drug use and rock and roll concerts, they are right to worry. Drug use is often associated with risky sex and other dangerous behavior.

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Synthetic Marijuana; What it Is and Why It’s Dangerous

Marijuana and cannabis products have been around for decades and are nothing new to the American drug scene. However, synthetic marijuana is a relatively new drug, a substance that presents mystery and a plethora of unknown effects.

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One of the Newest Threats on the Street: Gray Death

Illicit drug dealers have long given their drugs catchy nicknames in the hopes of luring customers back to buy more of a particular product. But when they nicknamed a combination of opioids “gray death,“ that was a grim predictor of the overdose deaths to result from this product.

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Devon Alexander in Drug Information
March 22, 2018

Children—the Casualties of Drug Abuse

Cuddling with your children, watching them take their first steps, guiding them through life are the beautiful and cherished responsibilities of a loving parent. Holding a newborn in one’s arms, is a glorious feeling.

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Rebecca in Drug Information
February 28, 2018

Ensuring Their Legacy Lives On

When my dad told me back in 2005 that most of the friends I have in high school would be dead prior to turning thirty-years-old, I didn’t believe him. In fact, I laughed at such a claim! But, you know what? He was right.

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Karen Hadley in Drug Information
February 20, 2018

What is the Right Jail Sentence for Dealers of Deadly Fentanyl?

In January 2018 in New Jersey, two men were sentenced for possession of enough fentanyl to wipe our New Jersey and New York City. Did they get the right jail sentences for traffickers with that much of a deadly drug?

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Karen Hadley in Drug Information
February 11, 2018

Is the FDA’s Warning that Kratom Is a Dangerous Opioid Justified?

In February 2018, the Commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning that the legal drug kratom has opioid properties. This warning resulted from new research and a growing number of reports of death resulting from its use.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Information
January 31, 2018

Clarification of Values Needed for a Drug-free Life

For an addiction recovery program to be truly effective, the addict must have a firm grasp of his own personal values. Values and self-esteem sink to the bottom when an addict is living an addicted lifestyle.

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