The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs … Continue reading Tomorrow is the DEA National TAKE BACK Day – Dispose of Your DANGEROUS Medications properly and safely. Get them OUT of your home!
Overdose antidotes, now being sold without prescription, may turn out to be more harmful than people realize. With more than 8,000 pharmacies across the U.S., Walgreens will soon be carrying an overdose antidote. This concoction will be sold to anyone without the … Continue reading Fighting drugs with drugs – what could go possibly go wrong? Opioid overdose antidote now sold over the counter
Many people use opioids to treat chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drugs, they can become addicted to it. But it is not always easy to tell if someone you know has an addiction to opioids. Recently, researchers from … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION
I feel as though I wouldn’t be doing my due diligence without including a post about how to save the life of someone who has overdosed. So, I’m going to make it simple, using few words and several videos so … Continue reading What ‘IF’ The Unthinkable Happens Right In Front Of You? Learn How To Save Their Life From An Overdose!
As addiction to opiates continues to be a major public health concern, it has become increasingly important to know how to respond to possible overdose situations. Knowing how to prevent and recognize the signs of an overdose, and how to … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing an Overdose
The labels of prescription opioid painkillers should advise doctors to consider simultaneously prescribing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, two U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panels recommend. The 12-to-11 vote during a joint meeting of the committees was described by several … Continue reading FDA Advisory Panels: Asking Doctors to Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Narcan (Naloxone) can save someone from a deadly overdose. It offers another second chance to finally recover! Help keep people safe during the holiday season when depression is at its highest – and all year ’round! ~NationalAddictionNews.com NALOXONE SAVES LIVES … Continue reading How to Use Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose and Save Lives. PLEASE Make it Your Business to Know This!
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,” … Continue reading How Demi Lovato’s Arms Reportedly Showed ‘Evidence’ of Her Apparent Overdose
The photo above shows a lethal dose of Heroin on the left, compared to a lethal dose of Fentanyl on the right. Doctors are prescribing this drug. I’m trying desperately to have your back – IF you let me – … Continue reading Why Fentanyl is Deadlier than Heroin ~ Shown in a Single Photo
A new study finds 10 percent of people saved by the opioid overdose antidote naloxone die within a year of treatment. “Patients who survive opioid overdoses are by no means ‘out of the woods,’” lead study author Scott Weiner, MD, Director of the Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said in a news release. “These patients continue to be at high-risk for overdose and should be connected with additional resources such as counseling, treatment and buprenorphine.” The study, presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians, found half of patients who … Continue reading Patients Treated with Naloxone Continue to be at High Risk of Overdose: Study