Deaths from overdoses of methamphetamine are rising across the United States, especially among Blacks and American Indians/Alaska Natives, a new study warns. "While much attention is focused on the opioid crisis, a methamphetamine crisis has been quietly, but actively, gaining steam — particularly among American Indians and Alaska Natives, who are disproportionately affected by a … Continue reading Meth Overdose Deaths Rising in US
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DEA Public Affairs (202) 307-7977Press ReleaseDEA 2020 Year in Review: Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the PandemicWASHINGTON – With the unprecedented worldwide health emergency brought on by COVID-19, last year was filled with new challenges and increased risks. While much of the world focused on combating the pandemic, DEA continued to … Continue reading Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the Pandemic
Bart Strickler drank his first beer at 9, smoked his first joint at 10. By the time he was in middle school he’d already done acid, cocaine, LSD, Quaaludes and anything else he could get his hands on. “I shouldn’t be here,” he says numbly. He takes a deep breath as the past flutters across … Continue reading Mexico’s killer meth is sweeping through America — and ruining lives even more than before!
he Harahan Police Department has made an offer that they're hoping some will utilize. The department, located in Harahan, Louisiana, posted to their Facebook page on Saturday, warning people that the meth they've purchased locally could be infected with the Zika virus. "If you have recently purchased meth in any area of Louisiana it may … Continue reading LOUISIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFERS TO ‘TEST’ METH FOR ZIKA VIRUS
Drug counselors are warning about “wasping,” the mixing of street drugs with toxic insecticide chemicals. The idea is to mix the insecticide with drugs — particularly meth — to boost the high. There are reports of people being hospitalized and dying after experimenting with the mixture. Rich Jones, a recovery center executive director, says he’s … Continue reading ‘Wasping’
We’ve all seen it – the faces of meth – the before and after mug shots of those seemingly regular people shape shifted into ghastly ghouls by the grips of methamphetamine addiction. Their appearances go from relatively attractive human beings to borderline skeletal beasts, complete with missing teeth, crank bug sores all over their faces, … Continue reading Meth Pills!
Over one-third of people using opioids in 2017 reported also using methamphetamine – more than double the rate in 2011, according to a new study. The study included 13,251 participants in 47 states who entered a substance abuse treatment program for opioid use disorder. The researchers found past month concurrent opioid and methamphetamine use doubled … Continue reading Meth Use is Rising Among People Who Use Opioids
We often discuss what addiction is in respect to what it does to a person's heart and soul, and what it does to the family unit; however, how often are we brave enough to stare it in the face? If you have been affected, in any way, by addiction, these images may bring things more … Continue reading The Many Faces of Addiction