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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.