The CDC reported that an estimated 100,306 Americans died from drug overdoses during the period of April 2020 to April 2021, a 28.5% increase from the previous year. Deaths in some states rose even more sharply. . Vermont saw an almost-70% increase, and drug overdose deaths in West Virginia increased by 62%. Many states, including Alabama, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Washington, had a 45%-50% rise … Continue reading U.S. Overdose Deaths Hit an All-Time High
More than 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April, marking the highest number ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday. The new record number marked a 28.5 percent increase over the previous year, with the total number of drug overdose deaths doubling over the past five-year recorded period. Fentanyl was listed as the leading drug … Continue reading More Than 100,000 Americans Died Due to a Drug Overdose in a One-Year Period for the First Time, CDC Reports
Unintentional or accidental overdoses can occur when you or your friend takes too much of a drug—even if it’s the first time taking the drug, and whether the drug is illicit, prescription, or over the counter. And if an overdose happens to your friend, you have to think twice about your responsibilities. A drug overdose can be hard to identify, because overdose symptoms vary based on the drug and the … Continue reading WHEN YOUR FRIEND OVERDOSES ON DRUGS
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 Training Officer, Corporal Scott Crane, in administering Naloxone, Deputy Faiivae … 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!
Last year, more than 93,000 Americans died as a result of a drug overdose, according to new preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This number is more than 30% of 2019’s total. Officials believe pandemic stress as well as the strong synthetic opioid fentanyl are behind the sharp rise. “This has been an incredibly uncertain and stressful time for many people, and we are seeing … Continue reading Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%
It makes sense, Brand says, that some people have doubts about allowing corporations with a history of prioritizing profits over people to be in charge of solving the pandemic. Russell Brand wants you to know that the transnational global mega-companies creating vaccines for COVID-19 are the same drugmakers responsible for the opioid crisis that has killed more people than COVID. In his latest video, Brand cites a Feb. 3 study … Continue reading Russell Brand Asks: Why are Drugmakers Who CAUSED the Opioid Crisis in Charge of Solving the Pandemic?
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 number of health conditions,” said researcher Dr. Nora Volkow, director … Continue reading Meth Overdose Deaths Rising in US
Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While overdose deaths were already increasing in the months preceding the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the latest numbers suggest … Continue reading Overdose Deaths 🔥Accelerating🔥 During COVID-19
By Cliff Kincaid Clueless FBI agents and other law enforcement personnel are scrambling to understand the motives of the Nashville suicide bomber. But a friend says he “loved smoking weed,” as records do show an arrest for marijuana possession. Other descriptions include hippie and long-haired flower child. This is all we need to know about the bomber, Anthony Quinn Warner, who couldn’t think straight and probably suffered … Continue reading The Death Toll from 👉Drugs👈 in America
There were more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths between June 2019 and May 2020, according to the latest provisional numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). This is the largest number of drug overdoses ever recorded during a 12-month period. The number is an 18% increase from the prior 12-month period. The use of synthetic opioids, likely fentanyl, is a primary … Continue reading CDC Reports Record-breaking Surge in Overdose Deaths
Drug overdoses have killed 621 people in San Francisco this year, nearly four times as many as have been killed by COVID-19, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A report in the Chronicle noted on Saturday: Fifty-eight more people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco last month [November], bringing the yearly total to at least 621. That compares to 441 deaths in all of 2019. The latest numbers put … Continue reading Overdoses Kill 621 in San Francisco Thus Far in 2020; Coronavirus Kills 173
Teen misuse sparked by dangerous “Benadryl Challenge” promoted on social media Drug Safety Communication (PDF – 59KB) 09-24-2020 FDA Drug Safety Communication The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that taking higher than recommended doses of the common over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicine diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death. We are aware of news reports of teenagers ending up … Continue reading FDA warns about serious problems with high doses of the allergy medicine diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
National Recovery Month – now in its 31st year – During the month of September, we especially recognize the millions of Americans in treatment for substance misuse, as well as recovery service providers. It also encourages those struggling with substance misuse to seek professional help. Let us never forget to remember those who lost their lives to addiction. Continue reading September is National Recovery Month
Before reading the article below, the takeaway of this is to warn you NEVER take one more Opioid pill or tablet if you’ve detoxed from Opioids and are clean. NEVER! There are many wonderful ways to quiet pain – be it post operative pain, chronic pain, or acute pain. If you’ve never taken opioids, DON’T START!!! I know because I use alternative pain control myself. … Continue reading Patients on Chronic Opioid Prescriptions who came off Opioids were Three Times More Likely to Die of an Overdose in the Years that Followed, a study found (IF they returned to their addiction)
This is a very sobering, but real, documentary focusing on Fentanyl. Please become aware of what is happening right here in the US. There IS help available, but more times than not, you need to rescue your loved on. They can’t do it on their own. Many, especially with prescription drugs, don’t even understand that they are truly addicted. Please help them. Please watch this … Continue reading One Nation Overdosed
et another study indicates that patients are being tapered off prescription painkillers at “rapid” rates that surpass federal guidelines. Among more than 100,000 patients enrolled in both commercial insurance and Medicare Advantage programs, researchers found that the annual percentage undergoing tapering doubled between 2008 and 2017. In response to the opioid crisis, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a tapering guideline in … Continue reading DOCTORS ARE TAKING AWAY OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM A GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS, REPORT SHOWS
FACT: Before you read the article below, I want to tell you that Fentanyl deaths have increased 100% (one thousand percent) over 6 years! ◊NationalAddictionNews.com The fear was the worst part for Ryan Fowler. The New Hampshire native spent 10 years addicted to heroin, which has been increasingly mixed with the synthetic opioid fentanyl to boost its potency. “I was full of a lot of … Continue reading ‘CRISIS’: Surge in Cocaine Mixed with Fentanyl has Communities and Law Enforcement on Edge
QUES: Is your doctor a healer or a dealer? The fact that America is losing the desperate battle against the horrific opioid epidemic has been reported by many media sources. However, with all the other news going on, it can be easy to lose track of one of the biggest public health crises America is facing today. Every day, an increasing number of people are overdosing or … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis… Who Are The Pushers & Dealers?
A new study finds that cold weather snaps are followed by a marked increase in fatal opioid overdoses. A research team led by Brandon Marshall, an associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University’s School of Public Health, found a 25 percent increase in fatal opioid overdoses after periods of freezing temperatures compared to days with an average temperature of 52 degrees. And while the researchers continue to … Continue reading Cold Weather Increases the Risk of Fatal Opioid Overdoses
A coroner in Louisiana has concluded that a 39-year-old woman has died due to a overdose of THC — or Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active ingredient in marijuana. However, experts are skeptical, as this would be the first case of a person overdosing on marijuana on record, in the world. Many have assumed that an overdose on THC was not even possible. In February, the woman was found … Continue reading Louisiana Coroner Concludes 39 Year Old Woman Has Died From a Marijuana Overdose
In yet another sign that our healthcare system is fraught with problems that Democrats have made worse and not enough Republicans see fit to address, federal prosecutors have charged dozens of pharmacists and doctors in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Alabama for illegally distributing opioids — even as an opioid epidemic sweeps the country. According to the Cincinnati Inquirer, prosecutors have charged 60 pharmacists and … Continue reading Big Pharma bust: Largest opioid arrest in U.S. history ensnares dozens of physicians, pharmacists who created addicts
CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Authorities say a West Virginia mom who passed out in a McDonald’s bathroom after doing drugs in front of her kids has been charged with child neglect. 32-year-old Sarah Parker is facing charges of child neglect resulting in injury after the incident on Saturday. The station cites police and says Parker snorted the drugs through her nose before losing consciousness. Police say her 2- … Continue reading Mom Accused of Doing Drugs, Passing Out in Front of Kids in McDonald’s Bathroom
While tapering patients taking prescription opioids off of the medication is associated with a lower risk of overdose if the patient stops taking the drug, it can also lead to increased risks of overdose if it leads to the patient switching up dosages, according to a new JAMA study. Why it matters: This is yet another obstacle to solving the opioid epidemic, and shows how the best intentions can … Continue reading FOR DOCTORS & THOSE OF YOU TRYING TO GET OFF OPIOIDS BY YOURSELF: You can INCREASE Your Chance of Accidental OVERDOSE!
Ingesting cannabis can be a pleasant experience for people but for dogs and cats, it will almost certainly require a visit to the vet. In the hype around marijuana legalization, and the variety of cannabis products that will soon abound, it may be easy to forget that THC is toxic for pets. The short reminder for pet lovers who also use marijuana is that while … Continue reading Why Pets and Cannabis Don’t (Do NOT) Mix! Veterinary Experts Warn Cannabis Can be a FATAL POISON to Dogs and Cats.
Inside the massive lawsuit that seeks to assign blame — and financial penalties — for the opioid epidemic. Paul Farrell paced the courtroom as lawyers filed into place: plaintiffs on the left, defendants to the right, briefcases down, folders out. Outside the chambers, Lake Erie glistened through the floor-to-ceiling windows lining the marble hallway of the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Farrell, who has silver hair … Continue reading Meet the ‘Hillbilly Lawyer’ Fighting to Take Down Big Pharma
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 that a majority of these users are not adequately prepared … Continue reading Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing
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 substance in larger amounts or longer than needed Prescription painkillers … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION
It can be called a silent killer, and to say it’s scary understates what is happening in neighborhoods across the Valley. One Phoenix family knows all too well the power of this. He was a firefighter, a war hero and a father who was taken down by something so small but so deadly. It only takes something as small as two grains of sand to … Continue reading Poisoned pills: Phoenix Firefighter, War Hero Dies After Taking Fentanyl-Laced Pill
Opioids have become a full-blown national crisis of epidemic proportions, killing 130 people each day. Drug overdose is now the number-one cause of death for Americans under 50. One doctor at the top of her game—who knew the risks better than anyone—almost became another statistic. Alison ran around her palatial six-bedroom house in Georgia on a crisp January night in 2016, preparing to depart the … Continue reading “I Was One Of The Top Doctors In My Field. I Was Also An Opioid Addict.”
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, and he was so, so blue. “Has your husband … Continue reading After his first overdose, my husband promised it wouldn’t happen again. I believed him
A Delaware mother is hoping the heartbreaking image of her identifying her son’s body at the morgue after he overdosed on opioids and fentanyl will deter others from making the same fatal mistake. DOCTORS HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBING FENTANYL TO THE WRONG PATIENTS FOR YEARS, STUDY FINDS “Holding my dead son in my arms, this is the picture of addiction,” Nora Sheehan, whose son Andrew Jugler died in October, told … Continue reading Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’
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 prepared. This is serious! I’ve seen too many people who had … Continue reading What ‘IF’ The Unthinkable Happens Right In Front Of You? Learn How To Save Their Life From An Overdose!
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 his face. “I shouldn’t be here.” The 52-year-old Strickler sits … Continue reading Mexico’s killer meth is sweeping through America — and ruining lives even more than before!
Data from a newly released study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that nearly a quarter of a million Americans have died in the last two decades from overdosing on opioid drugs — a number four times the number of U.S. casualties from the entire Vietnam War. The research, which looked at drug overdose deaths from 1999 to 2017, concluded that in 2017, there was a … Continue reading Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War
The Addiction Disease Theory Created the Addiction Epidemic What if the current thinking on addiction is all wrong? What if addiction treatment and the currently accepted ideas about addiction are actually making the problem worse? Think about it for a moment. There are more treatment programs today than at any point in history, with new ones opening every day in this country. There is more … Continue reading Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!
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 overdose risks Opioids include any drug that is derived from … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing an Overdose
An over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication has been linked to a spike in overdoses and deaths among people abusing it to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms, experts say. This drug is known as Loperimide (generic) and Imodoium (brand name). This is a very SAFE drug when used properly for diarrhea. It is NOT intended for opioid detox and will stop your heart from beating when used in high … Continue reading This Diarrhea Drug is Killing People Trying to Kick Opioids. Here’s the Story.
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 A variety of drugs and drug combinations carry the risk of fatal overdose. Emergency protocol for any suspected overdose includes calling 911. However, in the … Continue reading How to Use Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose and Save Lives. PLEASE Make it Your Business to Know This!
When you lose a child, your life changes forever. There will always be an emptiness, a missing piece at the family gatherings – the empty chair at the table. This time of year is full of so many emotions. I always loved the holidays and the time spent with family. But since my son’s passing, my initial thoughts are, It’s another holiday that he won’t be … Continue reading The Empty Chair at Our Holiday Table
Drug trends among teens and young adults today are “not your father’s Oldsmobile,” so to speak. The whole scene has changed. We continue to have problems with commonly-used mind-altering substances that have been around for a long time such as opiates, marijuana and hallucinogens. Today, however, we add to this list increasingly bizarre practices such as consuming embalming fluid, along with numerous synthetic drugs and … Continue reading What’s Going On With Teen Drug Trends ?
Rachael Pomerleau, 40, had taken opioids before, having had procedures like wisdom teeth removal and gallbladder surgery. But during the tumultuous two years that her children, now ages 7 and 8, were born, opioids took over her life, she told HuffPost. She was put on bed rest as a result of complications with the pregnancy of her daughter. A few months after her daughter’s birth, she became pregnant … Continue reading Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women
Lake County is poised to join a national wave of lawsuits against the makers of opioid-based painkillers. The county commissioners have retained a group of Texas- and Montana-based law firms to represent them in a lawsuit against several drug manufacturers. This step links Lake County to hundreds of other local governments who charge the companies with stoking the opioid-abuse crisis. The Centers for … Continue reading Lake County prepares to sue opioid makers
Many admit overprescribing of opioid medications helped create epidemic In the early 1990s, the number of painkiller prescriptions filled at U.S. pharmacies increased by 2 to 3 million every year. Around 1996, they jumped by 8 million, as doctors quickly became part of a painkiller prescription-writing bonanza. The makers of Oxycontin launched a marketing campaign with a video promotion called, “I Got My Life Back,” … Continue reading OPIOID CRISIS: What role have doctors played in creating the opioid crisis?
He was only 42, but years of prescription drug abuse and horrifying dietary habits had left him bloated, depressed and near death. He had an enlarged heart, an enlarged intestine, hypertension and incredibly painful bowel problems. He was barely sleeping and should have probably been in the hospital, but he was still a huge draw on the concert circuit and the money was too good … Continue reading Just Before Death Silenced Elvis – New Video Just Released
Actor Jackson Odell’s cause of death was revealed. The 20-year-old died from an overdose in a sober living facility where he sought treatment, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner. The coroner’s report ruled Odell’s death an accident resulting from “acute heroin and cocaine toxicity.” The toxicology report confirmed speculation that narcotics were involved. Odell “had a history of heroin addiction,” Ed Winter, assistant … Continue reading Actor Jackson Odell died of accidental drug overdose in sober living facility, coroner says
New studies published in the British Medical Journal examine life expectancy trends in high income countries The United States is among 14 high-income countries with declining life expectancy rates, according to new research recently published in the British Medical Journal. The research features findings from two separate observational studies, one pointing to the ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S. as a key contributor to recent declines, and another … Continue reading US sees drop in life expectancy, largely due to opioid crisis among young adults
A new generation of synthetic cannabinoids are up to 1,000 times more potent than weed. They’ve been linked to cannibalism, rapid heart rate, kidney damage, seizures, vomiting, extreme violence, and suicidal thoughts. Last week’s 24-hour mass poisoning episode in a Connecticut park opened the public’s eyes to a new wave of street drugs: “synthetic cannabinoids” sold as alternatives to weed but with far more toxic … Continue reading Experts Are Worried About A New Wave Of Dangerous Synthetic Cannabis
A new report from the CDC reveals a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women. Researchers found that addiction among soon-to-be mothers is four times higher than it was 15 years ago. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that the number women diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD) around the time they went into labor quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. “Opioid use by pregnant women … Continue reading CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women Skyrockets
Max Lomas — the close friend of Bobbi Kristina who found her lifeless in a bathtub — has died and suffered the same fate as her — a drug overdose … TMZ has learned. A law enforcement source in Mississippi tells TMZ Max was at a friend’s home Wednesday and went to use the restroom. We’re told his friend became concerned after Lomas didn’t come out for a … Continue reading Max Lomas, Who Found BOBBI KRISTINA OD’d In Bathtub, Found Dead From Overdose
Connecticut police have made an arrest in connection with more than three dozen overdose cases at a New Haven park. First responders found about 40 people who appeared to have overdosed on the New Haven Green on Wednesday, with 25 of those overdoses occurring within a three-hour span in the morning and some four to six at a time, officials said. A local man believed … Continue reading Police make arrest after 40 people overdose at Connecticut park today
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 rushed to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital after she was found unconscious … Continue reading How Demi Lovato’s Arms Reportedly Showed ‘Evidence’ of Her Apparent Overdose
Demi Lovato remains hospitalized a week after her overdose. The “Confident” singer is said to be suffering “complications,” including extreme nausea and a high fever, TMZ reported, following her overdose, which was speculated to be from a combination of opiates and possibly meth. Lovato, 25, is staying at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and a source told the site, “She is under the care of medical experts … Continue reading The Latest Update on Demi Lovato’s Condition After 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 she has a high fever, bad nausea and other ailments. TMZ characterized … Continue reading Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose
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 prepared. This is serious! I’ve seen too many people who had … Continue reading What If The Unthinkable Happens & Your Loved One Overdoses In Front Of You? Learn How To Save Their Life! Videos You Need To Watch.
Helpless. Alone. Those are two feelings both Brooke and her mother shared during the height of Brooke’s heroin addiction. Brooke, a straight-A student born in a wealthy churchgoing family, hated herself for losing control of her life. Her mother, a prominent psychologist of 30-some years, blamed herself. Neither one saw this coming. Brooke grew up singing in church with her mother. She remembers accepting Jesus Christ … Continue reading Mother Has Vision of Demons Choking Her Daughter at the Very Moment She Overdosed
I recently attended a symposium examining how medical schools can prepare future doctors to deal with the continuing opioid crisis. I joined over 90 educators from 30 medical schools at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University to discuss devising a curriculum based on a successful model that Brown has created. The curriculum on opioids is designed to accomplish two objectives: First, teaching medical … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is
Freehold Township, NJ – In a major victory for medicinal cannabis rights, a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge has ordered a Freehold Township to pay for an injured worker’s medical marijuana, despite an insurance carrier’s objections stemming from the drug’s status Schedule 1 status as a controlled substance under federal law. People will no longer be forced to rely solely on opioids for the treatment … Continue reading Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp
Officials say the substance that sent six people, including two police officers, to the hospital Friday morning in Brooklyn tested positive as fentanyl. Fifteen people were at Roxy’s Exotic Club on Madison Avenue just before 3 a.m. Friday when the overdoses occurred, according to Illinois State Police Captain Timothy Tyler. Brooklyn Police Lt. Antonio White previously said contact through CPR is believed to have sent two officers, a … Continue reading During the Course of CPR, Powerful Opioid Caused Brooklyn Officers’ Overdose at Nightclub