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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DEA Public Affairs (202) 307-7977Press Release DEA 2020 Year in Review: Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the Pandemic WASHINGTON – 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 implement initiatives to combat violent drug traffickers who … Continue reading Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the Pandemic
U.S. Drug Enforcement AdministrationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: DEA Public Affairs(202) 307-7977 Press ReleaseAttorney General William P. Barr and Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea Announce results of Operation Crystal Shield.Nearly 29,000 pounds of methamphetamine seized by DEA before reaching American streets. WASHINGTON – Today, Attorney General William P. Barr and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea announced the results of Operation Crystal Shield, a DEA–led … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Operation Crystal Shield
Rhys Watkins, 33, and Rachael Heywood, 39, used to be a good-looking couple but years of drugs have taken their toll, as these images of their younger days reveal below. These haggard-looking drug dealers – both still in their thirties – have been jailed for a total of more than nine years. Rhys Watkins, 33, and Rachael Heywood, 39, were both arrested and charged with … Continue reading Horrific before and after pictures of drug users whose habits destroyed their looks
We’ve compiled the following list of addiction statistics from several verified sources to help educate you. Addiction is a big problem throughout the world, with a lot of people battling various forms of the disease. Because of addiction’s prevalence in the world today, it has become necessary to know the various forms this problem takes and the effects these substances have on us. When measuring addiction, it’s … Continue reading Staggering! As We Come to the Close of 2019, Here are 42 Mind Blowing Facts about Addiction
Is it possible to overdose on weed? The answer is yes. Despite being considered legal for both recreational and medical use in many U.S. states and other countries, weed is a potentially addictive product that can still have devastating effects if not consumed in moderation. Marijuana overdose is largely a product of poor self-regulation and control. Thus, it is important for those who can access … Continue reading DUE TO THC IN MARIJUANA, LEARN ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE. YES, PEOPLE ARE OVERDOSING MORE & MORE FROM MARIJUANA
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!
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 be contaminated with the Zika Virus. Please bring all of … 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 worried that people will learn about it on the web … 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, and sometimes even clumps of hair ripped out of their … 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 from 16.7 percent in 2011 to 34.2 percent in 2017. … 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 into focus. Oftentimes, we don’t see it in ourselves or … Continue reading The Many Faces of Addiction