More Than 100,000 Americans Died Due to a Drug Overdose in a One-Year Period for the First Time, CDC Reports

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 … Continue reading More Than 100,000 Americans Died Due to a Drug Overdose in a One-Year Period for the First Time, CDC Reports

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!

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 … 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!

Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

 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 … Continue reading Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

Russell Brand Asks: Why are Drugmakers Who CAUSED the Opioid Crisis in Charge of Solving the Pandemic?

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 … Continue reading Russell Brand Asks: Why are Drugmakers Who CAUSED the Opioid Crisis in Charge of Solving the Pandemic?

CDC Reports Record-breaking Surge in Overdose Deaths

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 … Continue reading CDC Reports Record-breaking Surge in Overdose Deaths

Overdoses Kill 621 in San Francisco Thus Far in 2020; Coronavirus Kills 173

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 … Continue reading Overdoses Kill 621 in San Francisco Thus Far in 2020; Coronavirus Kills 173

FDA warns about serious problems with high doses of the allergy medicine diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

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) … Continue reading FDA warns about serious problems with high doses of the allergy medicine diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

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)

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 … 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)

DOCTORS ARE TAKING AWAY OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM A GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS, REPORT SHOWS

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 … Continue reading DOCTORS ARE TAKING AWAY OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM A GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS, REPORT SHOWS

‘CRISIS’: Surge in Cocaine Mixed with Fentanyl has Communities and Law Enforcement on Edge

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 … Continue reading ‘CRISIS’: Surge in Cocaine Mixed with Fentanyl has Communities and Law Enforcement on Edge

Cold Weather Increases the Risk of Fatal Opioid Overdoses

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 … Continue reading Cold Weather Increases the Risk of Fatal Opioid Overdoses

Louisiana Coroner Concludes 39 Year Old Woman Has Died From a Marijuana Overdose

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 … Continue reading Louisiana Coroner Concludes 39 Year Old Woman Has Died From a Marijuana Overdose

Big Pharma bust: Largest opioid arrest in U.S. history ensnares dozens of physicians, pharmacists who created addicts

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, … Continue reading Big Pharma bust: Largest opioid arrest in U.S. history ensnares dozens of physicians, pharmacists who created addicts

Mom Accused of Doing Drugs, Passing Out in Front of Kids in McDonald’s Bathroom

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 … Continue reading Mom Accused of Doing Drugs, Passing Out in Front of Kids in McDonald’s Bathroom

FOR DOCTORS & THOSE OF YOU TRYING TO GET OFF OPIOIDS BY YOURSELF: You can INCREASE Your Chance of Accidental OVERDOSE!

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 … Continue reading FOR DOCTORS & THOSE OF YOU TRYING TO GET OFF OPIOIDS BY YOURSELF: You can INCREASE Your Chance of Accidental OVERDOSE!

Why Pets and Cannabis Don’t (Do NOT) Mix! Veterinary Experts Warn Cannabis Can be a FATAL POISON to Dogs and Cats.

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, … Continue reading Why Pets and Cannabis Don’t (Do NOT) Mix! Veterinary Experts Warn Cannabis Can be a FATAL POISON to Dogs and Cats.

Meet the ‘Hillbilly Lawyer’ Fighting to Take Down Big Pharma

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 … Continue reading Meet the ‘Hillbilly Lawyer’ Fighting to Take Down Big Pharma

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION

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

Poisoned pills: Phoenix Firefighter, War Hero Dies After Taking Fentanyl-Laced Pill

 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 … Continue reading Poisoned pills: Phoenix Firefighter, War Hero Dies After Taking Fentanyl-Laced Pill

“I Was One Of The Top Doctors In My Field. I Was Also An Opioid Addict.”

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 … Continue reading “I Was One Of The Top Doctors In My Field. I Was Also An Opioid Addict.”

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

Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’

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, … Continue reading Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’

What ‘IF’ The Unthinkable Happens Right In Front Of You? Learn How To Save Their Life From An 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 … Continue reading What ‘IF’ The Unthinkable Happens Right In Front Of You? Learn How To Save Their Life From An Overdose!

Mexico’s killer meth is sweeping through America — and ruining lives even more than before!

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 … Continue reading Mexico’s killer meth is sweeping through America — and ruining lives even more than before!

Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War

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. … Continue reading Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War

Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!

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 … Continue reading Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!

Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing 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

This Diarrhea Drug is Killing People Trying to Kick Opioids. Here’s the Story.

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 … Continue reading This Diarrhea Drug is Killing People Trying to Kick Opioids. Here’s the Story.

How to Use Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose and Save Lives. PLEASE Make it Your Business to Know This!

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!

Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women

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 … Continue reading Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women

Lake County prepares to sue opioid makers

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 … Continue reading Lake County prepares to sue opioid makers

OPIOID CRISIS: What role have doctors played in creating the opioid crisis?

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 … Continue reading OPIOID CRISIS: What role have doctors played in creating the opioid crisis?

Just Before Death Silenced Elvis – New Video Just Released

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 … Continue reading Just Before Death Silenced Elvis – New Video Just Released

Actor Jackson Odell died of accidental drug overdose in sober living facility, coroner says

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 … Continue reading Actor Jackson Odell died of accidental drug overdose in sober living facility, coroner says

US sees drop in life expectancy, largely due to opioid crisis among young adults

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 … Continue reading US sees drop in life expectancy, largely due to opioid crisis among young adults

Experts Are Worried About A New Wave Of Dangerous Synthetic Cannabis

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 … Continue reading Experts Are Worried About A New Wave Of Dangerous Synthetic Cannabis

CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women Skyrockets

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 … Continue reading CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women Skyrockets

Max Lomas, Who Found BOBBI KRISTINA OD’d In Bathtub, Found Dead From Overdose

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 … Continue reading Max Lomas, Who Found BOBBI KRISTINA OD’d In Bathtub, Found Dead From Overdose

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,” … Continue reading How Demi Lovato’s Arms Reportedly Showed ‘Evidence’ of Her Apparent Overdose

The Latest Update on Demi Lovato’s Condition After 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. … Continue reading The Latest Update on Demi Lovato’s Condition After Overdose

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 … Continue reading Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose

What If The Unthinkable Happens & Your Loved One Overdoses In Front Of You? Learn How To Save Their Life! Videos You Need To Watch.

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 & Your Loved One Overdoses In Front Of You? Learn How To Save Their Life! Videos You Need To Watch.

Mother Has Vision of Demons Choking Her Daughter at the Very Moment She Overdosed

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 … Continue reading Mother Has Vision of Demons Choking Her Daughter at the Very Moment She Overdosed

Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is

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 … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is

Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp

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 … Continue reading Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp

During the Course of CPR, Powerful Opioid Caused Brooklyn Officers’ Overdose at Nightclub

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 … Continue reading During the Course of CPR, Powerful Opioid Caused Brooklyn Officers’ Overdose at Nightclub