Recently, the prevalence of hashtags has been coopted by online drug dealers selling everything, from #opioids like #OxyContin to the deadly #fentanyl.
Back in April, we warned of a growing synthetic marijuana outbreak. Now, another strain has struck in Connecticut and caused 100 overdoses.
More and more frequently, states have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. It essentially comes down to two factors: advertising and distribution.
Demi Lovato’s recent relapse in her enduring battle with addiction and depression emphasizes the need for continuing treatment and a network of vigilance.
Meant as a loophole in drug laws, designer drugs are synthetic versions of illegal drugs with slight chemical alterations. Many news stories about dangerous drugs have been about designer drugs.
There is a long-lasting and significant relationship between drugs and music. Drug use is very common in the music industry, and many popular songs glamorize it. Unfortunately, this can lead to more and more listeners, especially young ones, to try or continue drug abuse, potentially putting them at risk of addiction.
Many millions of Americans have Memorial Day off of work and use their extra time for a variety of activities. However, it is also important to remember the millions of former service members who are still alive, many of whom are locked in a new life-threatening battle: addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Communicating to your loved one how essential this change is to maintain their family, future, and health is the best way to encourage your loved one to attend rehab. Rehab can open their eyes to the reality they are blatantly denying.