Seizures of Counterfeit Pills in the U.S. Soar in Recent Months
Drug trends across America are always changing, hence the importance of monitoring such trends. The most recent drug trend to take America by storm is the sinister distribution of fake prescription drugs, labeled as coveted painkillers but containing lethal doses of fentanyl.
Kratom – New Data on a Controversial Drug
Kratom is a mind-altering substance that has bounced on and off the radar for the last decade. Occasionally, we’ll hear news blurbs about this drug, a story here and there of someone who died from using it.
We Just Celebrated National Prescription Drug Take Back Day—What’s Next?
April 27th was “Prescription Drug Take Back Day,” a day which is celebrated in both April and October. The event was initially created and sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. And why do we need two days per year where we all get together and dispose of unused prescription drugs?
Meth Surge Now Rivals Opioids for National Headlines
Most of the headlines I see on America’s addiction crisis are related to the opioid epidemic, and rightly so. Opiates account for a significant portion of our nation's drug crisis. But it’s not the only drug to be aware of.
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.
Missouri’s Struggle with Opioid Painkillers Revealed in Senate Report
In July 2018, a U.S. Senate report revealed the massive overprescribing of opioid painkillers to Missourians that has been going on unabated for years.
Why NOW Is the Most Dangerous Time in History to be Addicted to Opioids
Fentanyl as a painkiller is not new but as an illicit drug pervading the American drug market, it is a threat that’s only a few years old. And a deadly, deadly threat it is, too…
Drug Take-Back Day 2017: Close to MILLION Pounds of Unneeded Drugs Collected by DEA
Why has the Drug Enforcement Administration collected more than nine million pounds of unneeded drugs in the last 14 years? Are Americans really being over-drugged?
What Does the New National Drug Threat Assessment Tell Us?
Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration publishes a new assessment of the threat posed to American lives and safety from drug abuse.
The Terrifying Family of Fentanyl Drugs
You’ve probably heard of fentanyl, the drug that caused so many overdoses deaths, especially in the Midwest, Great Lakes States and Northeast. What most people don’t know is that there are 1400 different forms of this deadly drug.