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Potent Batch of Heroin Skyrockets Overdoses in Marion, Ohio

Posted under New York, Ohio

Marion, a city of less than 40,000 and the seat of Marion County in Ohio, has some big problems with heroin and, right now, they’re dealing with a ‘hot batch’ of heroin – one that’s especially strong or, police suspect, laced with fentanyl. The overdoses are going up, and this is an important time to keep a close watch on any heroin addicts you might know of. Here’s what you need to know. more…

If You Can’t Get Them to Get Addiction Help, Naloxone May Save Their Life During Overdose

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Fentanyl, Opiates, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

When someone overdoses on heroin, it’s not likely that John Travolta’s going to be around to pull his famous Pulp Fiction move – stabbing them in the chest with a needle full of adrenalin. But with record numbers of people switching from OxyContin to heroin, something is definitely needed to help prevent death from overdoses. more…

Drug News: January 2, 2014

Posted under Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs: Survey Finds – HealthDay Oxycodone — the active ingredient in OxyContin — and hydrocodone are the most popular drugs among Americans who abuse prescription painkillers, a new study finds. DESIGNER DRUGS – IRELAND Explosion in new ‘designer drugs’ sparks fears for safety of users more…

Which Prescription Drugs are Killing Us?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

China’s getting some pretty bad press these days. A few days ago I found out that kids are dying from chocolate – including Halloween candies – made with a milk powder containing an industrial chemical called melamine. And in today’s news, about this quarter’s increase in prescription drug deaths and injuries (4,825 deaths and 21,000 more…

Drug Rehab Can Save Desperate Addicts Who Do The Unthinkable

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Fentanyl

I read an article today about a man who was stole prescription pain relievers from his terminally ill mother. Stealing drugs from parents isn’t unusual, but this guy’s mom was using fentanyl patches. He was extracting the drug from the patches and then taping the patch back on his mom. How desperate can you get? more…

Marijuana with glass in it – stay away from Grit Weed

Posted under Fentanyl, Marijuana, Morphine

The illegal drug market has never been a trusted source for safe products of course, but recent reports of some contaminated marijuana in England have had many health officials and drug users worried in recent months. Apparently, there have been reports of what is being called “grit weed”, which has tiny glass beads sprayed on more…