Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness DEA 360 and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation presents What Every Family Needs to Know about Opioids, a community-based summit that will examine the opioid epidemic from a local perspective and focus on how this crisis impacts our schools, families, law enforcement and healthcare systems. Our expert panel will answer your questions about … Continue reading Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

Amid America’s Opioid Crisis, Deaths from Stimulants (ie: ADD & ADHD drugs) are Steadily Rising

Headlines about America's drug crisis have long centered on opioids such as heroin and fentanyl. But a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a more complicated picture of the drug crisis. Overdose deaths involving cocaine and psychostimulants such as methamphetamines, MDMA, methylphenidate (commonly sold as Ritalin) and caffeine have also been … Continue reading Amid America’s Opioid Crisis, Deaths from Stimulants (ie: ADD & ADHD drugs) are Steadily Rising

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 became part of a painkiller prescription-writing bonanza. The makers of Oxycontin launched a marketing campaign … Continue reading OPIOID CRISIS: What role have doctors played in creating the opioid crisis?