Xylazine – often called “tranq” – is a drug adulterant that DEA has detected in a growing number of overdose deaths, despite the FDA authorizing it only for veterinary use. Illicitly-used xylazine is most often reported in combinations with two or more substances present, such as fentanyl, cocaine, or heroin, and can increase the potential … Continue reading There’s A Street Drug That Naloxone Can’t Rescue You From
On July 3, 2021, Deputy David Faiivae from the San Marcos Sheriff's Station put on his uniform and badge for his patrol shift. He had no idea he was about to go through one of the worst days of his life after being exposed to Fentanyl. If it wasn't for the quick-thinking of his Field … Continue reading The Dangers of Fentanyl – A Police Officer Investigating Drugs, Goes Into An Almost Fatal Overdose by Just Touching The Drug. A Very Sobering MUST SEE!
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 were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take … Continue reading Tomorrow is the DEA National TAKE BACK Day – Dispose of Your DANGEROUS Medications properly and safely. Get them OUT of your home!
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 the University of Michigan suggest 11 signs of opioid addiction everyone should know: Taking a … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION
https://youtu.be/cosVBV96E2g 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 that you can learn. Please view all of these so that you can be … 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 respond to it, may save a life. Here's what you need to know. Opioids and … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing an Overdose