Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

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 … Continue reading Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

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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 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

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

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!

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 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

FDA Advisory Panels: Asking Doctors to Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers

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 members as a message to the federal government to make naloxone more widely available, easier … Continue reading FDA Advisory Panels: Asking Doctors to Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers

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 A variety of drugs and drug combinations carry the risk of fatal overdose. Emergency protocol … Continue reading How to Use Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose and Save Lives. PLEASE Make it Your Business to Know This!

The Empty Chair at Our Holiday Table

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, … Continue reading The Empty Chair at Our Holiday Table

Bulletproof Your Loved Ones Against Opioids & Other Addictive Meds

Safeguard & Dispose of Your Medications Step 1: Monitor How aware are you of the quantities of prescription medication that are currently in your home? Would you know if some of your pills were missing? From this day forward, make sure you can honestly answer yes. Start by taking note of how many pills are … Continue reading Bulletproof Your Loved Ones Against Opioids & Other Addictive Meds

As a Parent, What Can You Do To Protect Your Child From Rx Drug Addiction & How To Get Help For Them If They Are Addicted

What can you do to protect your children from prescription drug addiction? Today, prescription opioids are killing 1 adult or child every 12.5 minutes, here in the USA.  It is now the #1 cause of accidental death. It's preventable.  More people are dying from opioid overdose than from car accidents and shootings combined.  This is … Continue reading As a Parent, What Can You Do To Protect Your Child From Rx Drug Addiction & How To Get Help For Them If They Are Addicted