Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year, so What Is the Alternative?

Back in 2013, one Reuters’ article opened with the following stunning sentence: “Long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is ‘equally hazardous’ in terms of heart attack risk as use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers, researchers said.” The 2004 Vioxx recall, as you may remember, was spurred by the nearly 30,000 excess cases of heart attacks and … Continue reading Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year, so What Is the Alternative?

U.S. Overdose Deaths Hit an All-Time High

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

WARNING! Drug Users Are Losing Their Fingers and Toes After Shooting ‘Tranq Dope’

Warning: This story contains graphic content about injection drug use that might disturb some readers. In Philadelphia, the animal tranquilizer xylazine has infiltrated the opioid supply, and it’s been linked to horrific wounds and amputations. PHILADELPHIA — Bill’s hands are so disfigured that he can no longer fit gloves over them.  About two months ago, his right ring finger was amputated. In a matter of … Continue reading WARNING! Drug Users Are Losing Their Fingers and Toes After Shooting ‘Tranq Dope’

How to Avoid Drug-laced Food

We’ve all been told to watch out for spiked drinks at parties. But what about drugs in your food? Nowadays, it seems like there are more kinds of edible marijuana than ever before. Because of this, accidental consumption of weed happens more than you think it does.  Here’s one example: In November 2017, three Michigan teens were hospitalized after they were tricked into eating marijuana-laced cereal. Police are investigating the incident … Continue reading How to Avoid Drug-laced Food

Why do people take drugs when they know they’re bad?

Every day we make choices that affect our health. People take drugs for a lot of different reasons, like to deal with life’s challenges, to escape from reality, to relieve pain, or to try to fit in—just to name a few. Some people can be aware of the negative effects of drugs on their health and in their life and still struggle to stop using … Continue reading Why do people take drugs when they know they’re bad?

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 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

WHEN YOUR FRIEND OVERDOSES ON DRUGS

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

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 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!

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 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%

ECSTASY OR MDMA (ALSO KNOWN AS MOLLY)

WHAT IS IT? Synthetic psychoactive drug that acts as a stimulant and a hallucinogen. The pill form comes in a variety of logos and colors. STREET NAMES Adam, Beans, Biscuit, Clarity, Disco Biscuit, E, Eve, Go, Hug Drug, Lover’s Speed, MDMA, Peace, STP, X, XTC HOW IT IS TAKEN Swallowing  gel capsules (Molly), pills, tablets Powder, crystal, liquid Crushed or snorted Occasionally smoked    PARAPHERNALIA … Continue reading ECSTASY OR MDMA (ALSO KNOWN AS MOLLY)

COVID-19 has more people seeking help for addiction and mental health. But treatment centers struggle with outbreaks

Note: Some of the views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of NationalAddictionNews.com. In July, Erica Rodriguez, 20, checked herself into the Renfrew Center, a residential center for eating-disorder treatment in the Philadelphia area. Rodriguez, who has been struggling with disordered eating since she was 12, had relapsed in quarantine. “It had gotten to the point that I was feeling a bad … Continue reading COVID-19 has more people seeking help for addiction and mental health. But treatment centers struggle with outbreaks

Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the Pandemic

  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

Overdose Deaths 🔥Accelerating🔥 During COVID-19

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

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 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

Here’s Why Modern Medicine Has A Problem With Natural Cures

Well, there is the money, of course. When millions of people forego expensive and toxic medical drugs; when they rarely see conventional doctors; when they don’t receive vaccinations and don’t have their children vaccinated; when they opt for natural remedies; when, worst of all, THEY STAY HEALTHY, this is a hammer blow to drug-based medicine. These “natural health” people are also going against The Plan, which is … Continue reading Here’s Why Modern Medicine Has A Problem With Natural Cures

DEA NATIONAL RED RIBBON RALLY & Red Ribbon Week

Watch the Virtual National Red Ribbon Rally (above) October 1! Red Ribbon is a national anti-drug campaign that is celebrated annually, October 23-31. During Red Ribbon, young people in communities and schools across the nation pledge to live drug-free by wearing red ribbons and participating in community-wide anti-drug events. Red Ribbon Week is also a time to pay tribute to DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” … Continue reading DEA NATIONAL RED RIBBON RALLY & Red Ribbon Week

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) 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)

The Addiction Community Has It All Upside Down, Inside Out, & Backwards. What They Are Doing Isn’t Working!

In life, we would think that when something doesn’t work and people continue to die in ever increasing numbers, they would stop, drop and think about why. Do they? NO! Why? It’s because greed has taken over. The days of listening to Dr Phil’s opinions about addiction are OVER! So, below are a few questions. Why is Substance Abuse called ‘Abuse’? It’s simply a (lethal) … Continue reading The Addiction Community Has It All Upside Down, Inside Out, & Backwards. What They Are Doing Isn’t Working!

September is National Recovery Month

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

There is an Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic. It’s the Opioid Addiction.

We need to do something immediately, or we are going to lose more Americans to drugs, alcohol, and suicide because of the added burden of COVID-19. Craig Hettlinger explains that he started drinking when he was about 16 years old. He escalated to stronger drugs three years later when he played Division I soccer at Marshall University. He started every game for a team that … Continue reading There is an Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic. It’s the Opioid Addiction.

Davina McCall on her drug overdose during crippling heroin addiction that left her ‘rotting inside’

The 52-year-old went through a dark period of life at the start of her career where she was addicted to class A drug heroin and smoked cannabis Davina McCall has revealed she was taken to hospital after overdosing on drugs at the height of her crippling addiction. The TV presenter, who has previously spoken about her issues with drugs in her early 20s, said she was … Continue reading Davina McCall on her drug overdose during crippling heroin addiction that left her ‘rotting inside’

Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction

In a recent paper, researchers say that a class of drugs called benzodiazepines that can help treat anxiety and insomnia may lead to dangerous addiction. The research was conducted by a team at Yale University. Anxiety as a medical condition has plagued human beings for centuries. Previous research has shown that benzodiazepines could help treat anxiety that previously didn’t respond to any other treatments and … Continue reading Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction

Gray Death. What You Need to Know.

What is gray death? Gray death is an illicit opioid combination of powerful and dangerous drugs that have led to several fatal overdoses in the U.S. in 2017. The designer, synthetic drug is said to be many more times potent than heroin. Overdoses have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. What’s exactly in gray death can vary from batch to batch, … Continue reading Gray Death. What You Need to Know.

New, deadly drug called ‘GRAY DEATH’. Just touching it could kill you!

FRANKLIN, La. (KLFY)- A new, deadly drug is being found in Louisiana for the first time. Officials say the drug is so powerful, just touching it could kill you. They’re calling this super drug “gray death.” “The public recognizes a lot of the drugs that we deal with. This is a new one,” David Spencer, spokesperson for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office said. “Gray … Continue reading New, deadly drug called ‘GRAY DEATH’. Just touching it could kill you!

Anyone Wonder What the Authority of the Bible Says About Addiction?

Addiction is a word typically used to describe a person’s dependence upon a substance or habit, either physically or psychologically. Though traditionally used in relation to the abuse of alcohol or drugs, people also use addiction to describe an unhealthy focus on other areas ranging from food to video games. What does the Bible teach about addiction? First, the Bible clearly notes that addictions are … Continue reading Anyone Wonder What the Authority of the Bible Says About Addiction?

Staggering! As We Come to the Close of 2019, Here are 42 Mind Blowing Facts about Addiction

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

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 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)

Alarming Number of Heart Infections Tied to the Opioid Epidemic

An alarming number of people nationwide are developing infections of either the heart’s inner lining or valves, known as infective endocarditis, in large part, due to the current opioid epidemic. This new trend predominantly affects young, white, poor men who also have higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C and alcohol abuse, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open … Continue reading Alarming Number of Heart Infections Tied to the Opioid Epidemic

One Nation Overdosed

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

Benzodiazepines and Opioids

More than 30 percent of overdoses involving opioids also involve benzodiazepines, a type of prescription sedative commonly prescribed for anxiety or to help with insomnia. Benzodiazepines (sometimes called “benzos”) work to calm or sedate a person, by raising the level of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA in the brain. Common benzodiazepines include diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), and clonazepam (Klonopin), among others. Every day, more than 115 … Continue reading Benzodiazepines and Opioids

The Basic Bare Bones Facts About Opioids & Abuse – From the CDC

Prescription Opioids Side Effects In addition to the serious risks of addiction, abuse, and overdose, the use of prescription opioids can have a number of side effects, even when taken as directed: Tolerance—meaning you might need to take more of the medication for the same pain relief Physical dependence—meaning you have symptoms of withdrawal when the medication is stopped Increased sensitivity to pain Constipation Nausea, … Continue reading The Basic Bare Bones Facts About Opioids & Abuse – From the CDC

‘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 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

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 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

Case Against Ohio Doctor Charged with Killing 25 Patients May Hinge on Former Colleagues

One of the largest murder cases in Ohio history, involving a doctor accused of killing 25 patients, will hinge on his colleagues’ cooperation and what they can offer up at trial, legal experts say. And what those former co-workers reveal may help shed light on something that has so far eluded investigators: a motive. A six-month review into William Husel, an intensive care doctor at … Continue reading Case Against Ohio Doctor Charged with Killing 25 Patients May Hinge on Former Colleagues

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 steadily rising. In 2017, there were 23,139 overdose deaths involving … Continue reading Amid America’s Opioid Crisis, Deaths from Stimulants (ie: ADD & ADHD drugs) are Steadily Rising

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 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

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 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!

According to news outlet Task & Purpose, an internal DHS memo proposes classifying Fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction

The Department of Homeland Security may be considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, or WMD. News outlet Task & Purpose reportedly obtained an internal memo from the agency’s WMD office that outlines how the government could designate the drug as a potential “mass casualty weapon.” According to the February proposal, fentanyl’s “high toxicity and increasing availability” could make it an appealing option for … Continue reading According to news outlet Task & Purpose, an internal DHS memo proposes classifying Fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction

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 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

Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!

Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. It is said that Kratom affects the human brain similarly to an opiate, although there is no conclusive clinical data proving how the alkaloids work in relation to the human brain. But that certainly hasn’t stopped people from abusing this forest drug…especially among those who are trying to … Continue reading Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!

DUE TO THC IN MARIJUANA, LEARN ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE. YES, PEOPLE ARE OVERDOSING MORE & MORE FROM MARIJUANA

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

Fighting drugs with drugs – what could go possibly go wrong? Opioid overdose antidote now sold over the counter

Overdose antidotes, now being sold without prescription, may turn out to be more harmful than people realize. With more than 8,000 pharmacies across the U.S., Walgreens will soon be carrying an overdose antidote. This concoction will be sold to anyone without the need for prescription or indication from a medical professional. The drug, Narcan (naloxone hydrochloride), claims to be a solution for opioid addiction. It is estimated that more … Continue reading Fighting drugs with drugs – what could go possibly go wrong? Opioid overdose antidote now sold over the counter

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 that a majority of these users are not adequately prepared … Continue reading Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

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 substance in larger amounts or longer than needed Prescription painkillers … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION

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 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

When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

At the retail end of the global heroin trade, local heroin rings repackage pounds of the drug into single-serve doses and push the product to its final destination: the user. From there, the next stop is often a hospital emergency room or a morgue, as an epidemic of heroin-related overdoses and deaths continues its creep across the country. In Virginia, an intensive crackdown on heroin … Continue reading When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic

While there’s early evidence that the explosive rate of opioid deaths has started to slow, opioids killed more than 49,000 people in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data. A new study reveals which part of the country has been affected the most by the ongoing epidemic.   In a study of opioid deaths from 1999 to 2016, “we found that, in general, opioid … Continue reading These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic

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, 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’

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 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!

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. 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

This Weapon Of Mass Destruction Created By Big Pharma Could Easily Wipe Out America: Deaths In America Caused By Big Pharma’s Poisons FAR Outnumber Gun Deaths

 But Nothing Will Be Done About Big Pharma Deaths Because Congress Is In Their Pockets By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die In this recent story over at Fox News they reported a Mexican national had been arrested attempting to come in to America with a record amount of fentanyl, over 114 kilograms (equal to over 250 pounds), an amount of fentanyl … Continue reading This Weapon Of Mass Destruction Created By Big Pharma Could Easily Wipe Out America: Deaths In America Caused By Big Pharma’s Poisons FAR Outnumber Gun Deaths

“I’m trying not to die right now”: Why Opioid-Addicted Patients are Still Searching for Help

Access and accountability are still huge barriers in the growing treatment industry. The Trump administration, Congress and states are pouring billions of dollars into addiction treatment to fight the opioid crisis, but accountability for the burgeoning industry hasn’t kept pace with those efforts — leaving patients vulnerable to ineffective care, fraud and abuse. Interviews with patients in recovery and nearly two dozen advocates, officials and … Continue reading “I’m trying not to die right now”: Why Opioid-Addicted Patients are Still Searching for Help

‘Xanax’ linked to more than 200 deaths

A profoundly sad story from abroad; however, it is certainly happening here in the US as well. ~NationalAddictionNews.com Kyle Remzi, a computer science student at Essex University, died aged 20 after an overdose in 2017 At least 204 deaths have been linked to the misuse of anxiety drug Xanax in the UK since 2015, figures seen by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme reveal. Of these, … Continue reading ‘Xanax’ linked to more than 200 deaths

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 overdose risks Opioids include any drug that is derived from … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing an Overdose

Overdose Deaths Tied to Antianxiety Drugs Like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium & Others Continue to Rise

As public health officials tackle opioid addiction and overdoses, another class of prescription drugs has been contributing to a growing number of deaths across the United States. Benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Xanax, are commonly prescribed for anxiety and insomnia. The drugs are also highly addictive and can be fatal, especially when combined with alcohol or opioids. In the latest sign of the drug’s impact, the … Continue reading Overdose Deaths Tied to Antianxiety Drugs Like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium & Others Continue to Rise

7 Staggering Statistics About America’s Opioid Epidemic

Every year millions of Americans use opioids to manage pain. Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain—and reliance on opioids has led to the worst drug crisis in American history. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Physicians, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have issued guidelines and reports urging health care providers to pursue safe nondrug … Continue reading 7 Staggering Statistics About America’s Opioid Epidemic

Birds Recovering in Huntington Beach After Drug Overdose

Two birds are recovering at a wildlife care center after officials said the animals overdosed on pills dumped at a park in Huntington Beach. The birds’ treatment consisted of pushing IV fluids through their system to flush the drugs out. Last week, authorities said, a man spotted hundreds of pills on the grass at Carr Park. After seeing a goose in distress, he called animal … Continue reading Birds Recovering in Huntington Beach After Drug Overdose

The HEROIN WAR – death toll greater for U.S. civilians than soldiers in Afghanistan, thanks to the opium-based prescription drug “invasion”

When psychotic political figures run the “show,” psychotic things happen to American citizens. Do we even need to speak the insidious names again of Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney in order to make this point? Let’s take a moment to review the extreme fallout that’s still destroying Americans on our home turf, all while we fight a futile war started on false pretenses in a … Continue reading The HEROIN WAR – death toll greater for U.S. civilians than soldiers in Afghanistan, thanks to the opium-based prescription drug “invasion”

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 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!

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, my initial thoughts are, It’s another holiday that he won’t be … Continue reading The Empty Chair at Our Holiday Table

What’s Going On With Teen Drug Trends ?

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 ?

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent.  It is a schedule II prescription drug, and it is typically used to treat patients with severe pain or to manage pain after surgery.  It is also sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to other opioids.  In its prescription … Continue reading What is Fentanyl?

Grieving Aunt Shares Warning After Nephew, 19, Dies from Accidental Overdose Involving Fentanyl

The aunt of an Arizona teen who died after an accidental overdose from pills laced with fentanyl is speaking out about the dangers of drug experimentation. Brandi Bundrick Nishnick lost her nephew Gunner Bundrick, 19, on Nov. 3 after he and a friend, Jake Morales, 19, both took Percocet, a pain killer known for its risk of addiction and dependency. The pills were believed to … Continue reading Grieving Aunt Shares Warning After Nephew, 19, Dies from Accidental Overdose Involving Fentanyl

Drug Overdose Epidemic is Far Beyond Opioids

Most government-funded initiatives to address the overdose epidemic in the United States have targeted opioids specifically. They have neglected other drugs that are increasingly implicated in overdoses, such as cocaine and methamphetamine. This is the finding of an issue brief by a drug policy expert at Rice University.   The is Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the … Continue reading Drug Overdose Epidemic is Far Beyond Opioids

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 in each of your prescription bottles or pill packets, and … Continue reading Bulletproof Your Loved Ones Against Opioids & Other Addictive Meds

👉New generation of synthetic drug pedaling targeted toward teens

There’s a new generation of synthetic drugs aimed at children and teens and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning parents just how dangerous these drugs are. The DEA is cracking down on more than 400 different types of synthetic drugs. These synthetic drugs are being sold in brightly-colored packaging, often labeled as potpourri, with catchy names like “The Hulk” to target youth and disguise … Continue reading 👉New generation of synthetic drug pedaling targeted toward teens

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 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

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 with a video promotion called, “I Got My Life Back,” … Continue reading OPIOID CRISIS: What role have doctors played in creating the opioid crisis?

Meth Pills!

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!

FDA takes action against 21 websites marketing unapproved opioids as part of agency’s effort to target illegal online sales

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has warned four more online networks, operating a total of 21 websites, illegally marketing potentially dangerous, unapproved, and misbranded versions of opioid medications, including tramadol. The warning letters issued by the FDA to each of the networks state that they must immediately stop illegally selling these products to American consumers. “The illegal online sale of opioids … Continue reading FDA takes action against 21 websites marketing unapproved opioids as part of agency’s effort to target illegal online sales