DRUG INFORMATION

Karen in Drug Information
September 12, 2021

The State of Drug or Alcohol Abuse Among American Teens

Knowing what signs of drug use to watch for when there are teens or pre-teens in the home means monitoring the changes in the illicit drug market and patterns of use. Check out the 2020 numbers for drug use among 8th, 10th and 12th-grade students.

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Ren in Drug Information
September 5, 2021

What Is the Gray Death?

As the opioid epidemic continues to unfold, a new threat has revealed itself. It’s called the gray death, and it’s already killed several Americans.

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Ren in Drug Information
June 21, 2021

Kratom: Alternative Pain Reliever or Dangerous, Addictive Drug?

A recent study shed light on the addictive nature of kratom and the fact that it is not a safe or legitimate alternative to painkillers (as it is often promoted to be).

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Ren in Drug Information
May 15, 2021

Opiate Addiction and Loss of Eyesight

A new study shows a connection between opioid addiction and problems with eyesight. This is yet another harmful effect of opioid misuse.

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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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