Posts for the category Substance Abuse, Mis-use, and Addiction

Carfentanil - Topping Fentanyl by 100x

Ever more powerful drugs are killing ever more people. This time it's carfentanil (carfentanyl).

New synthetic drugs continue to deliver higher doses of sedation, killing more and more people. One region of Ohio is reporting 20 deaths a day from carfentanil.

Drug Take Back Day 2015

Last year's Drug Take Back Day removed over 16,000 lbs of unwanted drugs from Florida medicine cabinets. If you don't know how many Manatees worth of weight that is, you must see our clever graphic "Florida Drug Take Back Totals 2014"
The 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back is September 26, 2015. This is the day you sift through your medicine cabinets, and get rid of potentially dangerous drugs you don't need, before they find their way to the streets or cause accidental poisonings.

7th Graders Taking Drugs at Watson Duncan Middle School

Seventh graders in a Palm Beach County middle school created a scare today, when it was revealed they had been taking over-the-counter sleep aids during school.
At least 10 seventh graders from the Watson P. Duncan middle school were sent to the hospital today, after it was learned they had ingested muscle relaxants/sleep aids as well as other drugs, during the school day.

Legalization of Marijuana

Marijuana legalization is a complex issue worthy of serious consideration. But will it get serious consideration? We're not sure.

Several states have de-criminalized possession of personal use quantities of marijuana. Some have begun the process of legalizing marijuana as a consumer product, so that it can be sold to the general public as a recreational drug (like alcohol and cigarettes) and of course, taxed. Obviously we think this is a bad idea.