42 Addiction Statistics and Facts to Know in 2019

by Hristina Nikolovska –  September 10, 2019 We’ve compiled the following list of addiction statistics from several verified sources to help educate you. Addiction is a big problem throughout the world, with a lot of people battling various forms of the disease. Because of addiction’s prevalence in the world today, it has become necessary to know the various forms this problem takes and the effects these substances have on … Continue reading 42 Addiction Statistics and Facts to Know in 2019

Feds: A popular drug from the disco era is making a deadly return

Today’s narcotics abusers may be turning to cocaine in part “because there’s been a lot of bad press about other drugs.” May 5, 2019, 5:11 AM MDT By Corky Siemaszko   The bitter lessons about the dangers of cocaine from the disco era in the 1970s may be lost on a new generation of drug abusers. A phenomenon known as “generational forgetting” may be one of … Continue reading Feds: A popular drug from the disco era is making a deadly return

Overdose deaths tied to antianxiety drugs like Xanax continue to rise

Many fatalities involving benzodiazepines also involve opioids BY AIMEE CUNNINGHAM – 8:00AM, JANUARY 17, 2019 SERENITY PILL  Benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Xanax, are widely prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia. Also highly addictive, the drugs are involved in more and more overdose deaths. As public health officials tackle opioid addiction and overdoses, another class of prescription drugs has been contributing to a growing number of … Continue reading Overdose deaths tied to antianxiety drugs like Xanax continue to rise

Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

Declaration stops short of the ‘national emergency’ designation president had assured over summer WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump, surrounded by addicts and their families, declared opioid addiction a “public health emergency” Thursday as he sought to accelerate a federal government response to the crisis. “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic,” Mr. Trump said in a 25-minute speech from the White House in which … Continue reading Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

New ‘gray death’ drug can kill with a single dose, authorities warn

A lethal new drug dubbed “gray death” by authorities that is dangerous to even touch with gloves is being eyed in overdose cases across Georgia, Alabama and Ohio. Investigators said the high-potency cocktail — which is comprised of heroin, fentanyl, the elephant tranquilizer carfentanil, and a synthetic opioid called U-47700 — can kill users with a single dose. “Gray death is one of the scariest … Continue reading New ‘gray death’ drug can kill with a single dose, authorities warn

Pfizer admits Big Pharma is profiting from addiction; its products support opioid epidemic

(NaturalNews) Well, it only took two decades for Pfizer to admit that opioids are indeed addictive, even when they are used as prescribed. There is also no evidence that opioids are effective for long-term treatment of chronic pain, in spite of the clever and misleading marketing campaigns led by manufacturers. Opioids cause up to 60 deaths per day in the United States. This shocking figure … Continue reading Pfizer admits Big Pharma is profiting from addiction; its products support opioid epidemic

Prescription Painkillers Tagged as Gateway Drug to Heroin

We believe the God of the Bible is the only one who can heal and take away addiction,but also save you from your sins. Drugs and Eastern mysticism does not and will not work period. Teshuvah Road Ministries You can help us end addiction Continue reading Prescription Painkillers Tagged as Gateway Drug to Heroin

70 MILLION AMERICANS TAKING MIND-ALTERING DRUGS

Exclusive: David Kupelian tells untold story of nation’s rapidly escalating drug dependence The heroin-overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has caused the media to focus, however fleetingly, on America’s drug problem. News accounts of the Oscar-winner’s tragic demise typically reference the startling increase in heroin-related deaths in the last four to five years. The problem, reporters explain, is the vast number of Americans addicted to prescription … Continue reading 70 MILLION AMERICANS TAKING MIND-ALTERING DRUGS

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Suspected in at Least 50 Recent Fatal Overdoses in Three States

Heroin laced with the synthetic opiate fentanyl is suspected in at least 50 recent fatal overdoses in three states, according to law enforcement officials. In Pennsylvania, the drug combination is suspected in at least 17 deaths. Officials in Maryland and Michigan are also investigating deaths linked to the drug mix. In Flint, Michigan, fentanyl-laced heroin is suspected in four recent overdoses. Fentanyl is often used during … Continue reading Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Suspected in at Least 50 Recent Fatal Overdoses in Three States

Heroin Overdose Antidote Naloxone Becoming More Widely Available

The heroin overdose antidote naloxone is becoming more widely available nationwide, the Los Angeles Times reports. California greatly expanded availability of the treatment as of January 1. Currently 17 states and the District of Columbia have adopted laws allowing family and friends of people who are addicted to heroin or prescription opioids to have the antidote. The treatment, sold under the brand name Narcan, has been used … Continue reading Heroin Overdose Antidote Naloxone Becoming More Widely Available