There’s one thing you can be sure of when it comes to the illicit drug market: It always changes. A drug that someone has been using for years could be replaced with a markedly different substance without warning.
Any person using drugs today could be taking his (or her) life in his hands every time he gets high. This has been somewhat true for a long time but it is easier now than ever before to lose everything to a single dose of drugs.
If you’re involved in drug rehabilitation or prevention in any way, you’ve heard of fentanyl. You’ve probably heard of fentanyl if all you’re doing is reading the newspaper. For the second time, fentanyl is making headlines by taking American lives by the scores.
A new study from Johns Hopkins reveals that most parents still haven’t received the message that pills need to be locked up to keep them out of young family members’ hands.
If you’re tuned to the right media channels, you’ve been hearing about the American epidemic of opioid consumption for the last five or six years. Current news stories reveal that we are not yet close to resolving the national epidemic of opioid and other drug overdoses.
In this series, we examine the ever-changing nature of drug abuse in the United States, and how the shifting patterns of available drugs or methods of consumption can catch people unaware. They can be tricked into a habit that quickly becomes addiction.
Anyone in the Midwest or Northeast who reads or watches the news has heard about the growing problem with heroin in those regions. Much of the heroin supply is laced with a form of fentanyl that is trafficked into the U.S. from China.
Ruthless Drug Dealers Create Life-Threatening Drug Combinations To protect their profits and increase their customer pool, drug dealers have no mercy at all.
Increasing Supplies of Fentanyl Stalk the Addicted Massachusetts has long been a hub of opioid trafficking in the Northeast, but the drugs being trafficked were usually painkillers or heroin.