METHAMPHETAMINE

Karen in Drug information
June 15, 2018

Why Abuse of Stimulants Could Be Our Next National Drug Emergency

For the last several years, America has been focused on overcoming an epidemic of opioid addiction. But as we fight this problem, are we unintentionally setting the stage for an epidemic of stimulant abuse?

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Karen in Drug trafficking
June 1, 2018

The Vast Dollar Value of the Illicit Drug Trade

When millions of dollars can be made from a single shipment of illicit drugs, it’s going to be hard to convince some people to give up this business. Three recent news items illustrate just how lucrative the drug trade can be for those willing to risk everything.

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Karen in Drug use trends
May 20, 2018

New Workplace Drug Tests Reveal Steep Increases in Stimulant Use

Every year, millions of workplace drug tests performed by Quest Diagnostics provide insight into drug use trends across America. This year, their report on test results reveals that far more people are using cocaine and methamphetamine than in years past. We explain why this may be happening.

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Karen in Drug Rehab
March 9, 2018

7 Reasons We Must Avoid “Tunnel Vision” as We Fight Addiction

As we work to solve America’s problems with drug addiction and overdoses, there’s an intense focus on opioids alone. Letting ourselves develop this kind of tunnel vision could result in our overlooking some truly vital aspects of our nation’s problems with drugs and addiction.

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Karen in Information on U.S. States
December 7, 2017

Meth: The Biggest Problem Drug for Arkansas

Arkansas is a very rural state with widely scattered population centers. These remote areas permit the infiltration of Mexican drug cartels who bring addictive, deadly substances into the state.

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Karen in Prescription stimulants
November 16, 2017

Are We Overlooking the Threat of Prescription Stimulant Abuse?

Prescription stimulant abuse isn’t making the headlines but that doesn’t mean that parents should dismiss it as a threat to their children. Every child needs to learn how addictive these drugs can be.

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Karen in Drug-Related News
October 26, 2017

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.

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Karen in Methamphetamine
August 25, 2017

Methamphetamine’s Rocky History as a Nazi Drug of Choice

While methamphetamine seems like a fairly recent addition to the roster of addictive, destructive illicit drugs, it’s actually been making trouble for several decades. Now, use of this damaging drug is on the rise again.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
June 30, 2017

What Two New Forecasts of Drug Overdose Deaths Missed

In the last few weeks, two major companies have published estimates and predictions of the number of Americans who will be lost to lose to drug overdoses. But both estimates seem to miss a piece of that big picture.

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Erica in Methamphetamine
May 24, 2017

5 Ways Meth Destroys Your Body

Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous, addictive, and lethal drug that can cause irreparable damage to the body by destroying the basic cognitive functions and physical health. It is so powerful that it can alter the chemistry of the brain and cause permanent damage.

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