The Rise of Synthetic Opioids in Georgia

By Cindy Coloma The state of Georgia has weathered its fair share of challenging circumstances over the years. After rebuilding from the Civil War and Great Depression, residents of the Peach State emerged with new hope for the future, welcoming the 1996 Summer Olympics and corporate giants such as CNN and Coca-Cola, both of which […]

Have Synthetic Alternatives Become More Dangerous Than Actual Marijuana?

Addictive, mind-altering substances are becoming more and more commonplace. Everywhere you turn, new substances threaten to contribute to the growing addiction problem we’ve been seeing in the U.S. and abroad. In fact, it’s estimated that roughly one in every ten Americans is dependent on some chemical intoxicant,1 which puts this epidemic into perspective. We’ve amassed […]

Opioid Addiction Epidemic: Most Users Are Not Getting Help, But Long-Term Recovery Is Their Best Hope

Fewer people are using painkillers these days for nonmedical reasons, and that’s good news.1 But many of those who have already gone down that road have developed serious dependency problems. Some are now abusing heroin and even dying from overdose, new studies show.1 The chronic nature of opioid relapse, and a reluctance of many addicts […]

Are Drugs Like Flakka Simply a Sign of Thrill-seeking?

Trends come and go, preferences ebb and flow and names change with the speed of a fighter jet. It can be difficult to keep up with the latest hip drug of choice, but it’s important to remain aware of what’s happening out on the street, inside schools, behind closed doors at college dorms or out […]

23,000+ ER Visits Attributed to Bath Salts

Bath salts, just one of many synthetic substances to have flooded the market in the United States over the past few years, have been wreaking more and more havoc in communities as use of the drug grows. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducted a study that found that more than 23,000 […]