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Karen in Fentanyl
July 23, 2018

Why Fentanyl is a Drug Dealer’s Dream—But a Family’s Nightmare

If you have been watching headlines that relate to drug overdoses, you’ve heard of fentanyl, a powerful opioid manufactured in China but often imported into the U.S. The cheap price and high potency of this drug make it a drug dealer’s dream but a family’s nightmare.

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Karen in Recovery
April 20, 2018

More States Take Action to Fight Opioids But Is This the Right Target?

In Delaware and Louisiana, recent legislation has been enacted to fight each state’s problem with opioids. But is legislation—no matter how effective—going to enable us to eliminate our problem with addiction and overdose deaths?

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Karen in Prescription drugs
January 19, 2018

The Heavy Burden of Drugs that Killed Tom Petty

January 19, 2018: The Los Angeles County Coroner released the results of the toxicology analysis for Tom Petty. His death has now been ruled an accidental drug overdose, with opioids and benzodiazepines causing him to stop breathing.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
November 10, 2017

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?

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
April 12, 2014

Benzodiazepines and Cognitive Loss

Benzodiazepines are a widely-prescribed class of anti-anxiety drug. You may not realize it, but most of these drugs are intended for short-duration use. After several weeks or months of use, most of them lose their therapeutic effect.

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