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Fentanyl Addiction Treatment and Recovery Guide

Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug that is a growing problem in Nevada and across the United States. In Nevada, fentanyl and other synthetic opioids accounted for around 15% of all 510 opioid overdose deaths in 2019, however, in 2020, this percentage jumped to 32.4% of all 788 opioid overdose deaths.1,17 This page will help […]

Overdosing on Lean

Lean, often referred to as purple drank, syrup, or sizzurp is a combination of soda (most often Sprite, but any soda can be used), prescription cough syrup, and candy such as Jolly Ranchers. As reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) the cough syrup used in the making of this concoction is most […]

Flakka: Dangers of Overdose

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), flakka is a synthetic cannabinoid. The major psychoactive ingredient in flakka is alpha-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone). Synthetic cannabinoids are man-made drugs that are intended to be substituted for cannabis products. These drugs are most often marketed to people who are under 18 years old in areas where cannabis […]

Will a New Law Help Turn the Tide against Opiate Overdose Deaths in Nevada?

As of January 1, 2018, the Controlled Substance Abuse Prevention Act will go into effect in Nevada, a law passed unanimously by both houses and officially signed in June of this year. The primary goal of the changes brought about by the legislation is to lower rates of opiate prescriptions, addiction, and overdose deaths. Many […]

Physical Impact from Mushroom Abuse: Dangers of Use

Hallucinogenic drugs (hallucinogens, psychedelics, etc.) are substances that produce alterations in perceptual experiences and cognition. The notion of perception is defined as a person’s interpretation (subjectively) of environmental stimuli.Environmental stimulation refers to energy that is collected by sensory organs and transmitted to the brain, and then, the person’s perception is their subjective interpretation of the […]