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.
A new synthetic marijuana outbreak has taken to the streets. It isn't illegal, and it won’t show up on a drug test, but there is a huge downside.
Spice, also known as “K2 or fake weed,” mimics the natural chemicals found in Marijuana but can cause several different side effects. In fact, 54 cases discovered in Illinois alone have reported severe bleeding from the chemicals released while ingesting Spice.
The relationship between drugs and gun violence is a very complex one. Because both are serious problems facing American society it is critical that we seek to understand their interaction and try to identify possible solutions. Lives depend on it.
A small town in Louisiana is attempting to fight the opioid epidemic that is ravaging the state through the use of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. It is hoped that the lawsuit will act as an impetus for opioid manufacturers to change their ways and provide necessary funding for prevention and treatment efforts.
In October 2017, President Trump declared the Opioid Crisis a “Public Health Emergency,” but he is not the only politician who has decided to use the influence of public office to take action to fight against addiction. Within the last several weeks, several other prominent politicians have taken action of their own.
Cigarettes and opioids act similarly in stimulating the brain and altering its function. When smoked, cigarettes release addictive chemicals that make you feel good. Once the brain detects the drug, it produces natural opioids, as well as an overabundance of dopamine, which is what produces a pleasurable feeling.