What’s Behind the Rise in Heroin Abuse and Addiction?

Over the past decade, dependence upon opiate painkillers like Vicodin, Lorcet, OxyContin and others has turned from a growing problem into a virtual epidemic. Lawmakers and prescribers have worked together and cracked down, creating a dearth of product for those living with an addiction. The hope was that addicts would turn to addiction treatment to […]

Crystal Meth Production, Use Undeterred by Pseudoephedrine Database, Says Expert

The great toll that drug use and abuse takes on the public and communities at large is formidable, devastating enough to cause lawmakers, medical professionals, private business interests and private citizens to come together to determine how to get the problem in check. Unfortunately, one expert says that one of the biggest intervention methods focused […]

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 […]

The Threat of ‘Crazy Clown’ Hits Georgia Streets

It’s one of a hundred different synthetic substances identified through police seizure and drug busts every year, but this one has some dangerous consequences for users, is affecting Georgians and has a scary name: “Crazy Clown.” This synthetic drug has been identified as the cause of multiple hospital admissions, according to WJBF, and law enforcement, […]

Discrimination and Drug Abuse Risk: The Link

Understanding drug abuse, addiction and how the whole problem begins is an ongoing subject of investigation for scientists, and a recent study sought to shed some light on the “why” of addiction and substance abuse. According to a study published in the Journal of Urban Health, those who experience high rates of discrimination in their […]