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Warning Signs of Heroin Abuse

Heroin is a serious public health issue. Recent surveys indicate that around 1 million people a year use heroin, with over 500,000 of them meeting the criteria for a heroin use disorder.1\If you are using heroin, you may think that you have your use under control, but heroin is highly addictive, and over time, you become […]

Can You Overdose on Ecstasy?

Ecstasy, also known as MDMA or formally as 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is a synthetic drug that produces both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. It can be considered a designer drug that occurs in a number of different variations, and it is often compared to drugs like mescaline, methamphetamine, and ketamine. Individuals use ecstasy for its reputed ability […]

The Process of Detoxing from Lean

What is Lean? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), lean, also known as syrup, purple drank, and sizzurp, is a mix of soda, Jolly Ranchers candy, and cough syrup. The cough syrup component of lean is typically a codeine-based cough syrup. Codeine (3-methylmorphine) is a narcotic drug in the same class of […]

NV Governor’s Proposal for Real-Time Tracking of Opioid Use Moves a Step Forward

Across the country, states have stepped up to address the opioid crisis by implementing statewide – and in some cases, interstate – prescription drug monitoring databases. These databases provide a way for doctors and pharmacists to see all prescriptions given to any patient, allowing them to avoid giving them a prescription that could cause another […]

9-Year-Old Las Vegas Girl Dies of Painkiller Overdose

A little girl who was injured and also had pneumonia was given the prescription painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone by her mother and aunt. She died due to lethal levels of these substances in her body, and both women are being charged with murder for giving the 9 year old these drugs. Though she died in […]