Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the same time, the researchers found … Continue reading Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

Tracking heroin: How the deadly drug gets from Mexico to NYC

According to the DEA, Mexico produced some 111 metric tons of heroin in 2017 — 90 percent of which ended up in the US. And the Big ­Apple is feeling it. In New York City, during 2017, there were 771 fatal overdoses attributed to the drug, up from 561 two years earlier. Nationally in 2017, … Continue reading Tracking heroin: How the deadly drug gets from Mexico to NYC

After his first overdose, my husband promised it wouldn’t happen again. I believed him

The first time I saved my husband’s life, his face was the color of saturated denim. I found him curled on the floor, body fighting itself. Limbs constricted, shoulders twitching, he snorted desperately as his lungs gasped for oxygen. I yelled his name, shook his arm, slapped his face. The sputtering sound came less often, … Continue reading After his first overdose, my husband promised it wouldn’t happen again. I believed him

When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

At the retail end of the global heroin trade, local heroin rings repackage pounds of the drug into single-serve doses and push the product to its final destination: the user. From there, the next stop is often a hospital emergency room or a morgue, as an epidemic of heroin-related overdoses and deaths continues its creep … Continue reading When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

The HEROIN WAR – death toll greater for U.S. civilians than soldiers in Afghanistan, thanks to the opium-based prescription drug “invasion”

When psychotic political figures run the “show,” psychotic things happen to American citizens. Do we even need to speak the insidious names again of Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney in order to make this point? Let’s take a moment to review the extreme fallout that’s still destroying Americans on our home turf, all while we … Continue reading The HEROIN WAR – death toll greater for U.S. civilians than soldiers in Afghanistan, thanks to the opium-based prescription drug “invasion”

More People Are Inhaling Heroin, and It’s Destroying Brain Tissue

This article is for your information.  It can save your kids' lives, so if you have children, please be aware.  After all,  it eliminates needle marks!  The thing is, you still can't hide addiction -  no matter what you do or how you do it.  You only think you can.  This is becoming the 'way' … Continue reading More People Are Inhaling Heroin, and It’s Destroying Brain Tissue

The Strange Relationship Between Drug Addictions and Sugar

People with Opioid addictions often eat vast amounts of junk food, especially sweet things, like candy or cookies. It’s a common phenomenon that’s just barely begun to be documented in scientific research. If you’ve ever been to an Narcotics Anonymous meeting or have befriended someone with a drug problem, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Sugar High Some drug users eat candy between … Continue reading The Strange Relationship Between Drug Addictions and Sugar

How Demi Lovato’s Arms Reportedly Showed ‘Evidence’ of Her Apparent Overdose

Demi Lovato's arms reportedly showed evidence of using needles when she was hospitalized late last month for an apparent overdose. "Demi had evidence of intravenous drug use when she was taken to the hospital after her drug overdose last week," a source told Radar Online Wednesday. “The physical signs were on her arms.” On July 24, Lovato was … Continue reading How Demi Lovato’s Arms Reportedly Showed ‘Evidence’ of Her Apparent Overdose

Compassion & Encouragement, Along with the Love of God, Can Save Them From Accidental Premature Death

Most Will Overdose and Die, Unless……. This is a topic that many don’t want to hear, and one that is hard to talk about; however, it is the reality of a user’s life. Most will never make it to detox or rehab because they will die of an overdose first. A person who is addicted … Continue reading Compassion & Encouragement, Along with the Love of God, Can Save Them From Accidental Premature Death

Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose

Demi Lovato is still in the hospital after suffering from an overdose on Tuesday. Despite being in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Califoria, for six days, the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer has not been discharged due to various "complications," according to TMZ. The outlet's sources, who are said to have "firsthand" knowledge of Lovato's treatment, say … Continue reading Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose