DRUG AWARENESS

Angel Serra in Drug Awareness
September 23, 2019

Maker of OxyContin Files for Bankruptcy

Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy late Sunday, September 15, 2019. Lawsuits from all over the United States claim Purdue Pharma started the opiate and opioid epidemic we currently are experiencing. Purdue Pharma are known for being the makers of OxyContin and MS Contin.

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Angel Serra in Drug Awareness
September 22, 2019

Dangerous Additives in THC Oil Cartridges

I wrote a blog recently about the presence of heavy metals such as lead in THC oil cartridges recently. I am aware of THC being used in cases where a patient is terminally ill or in cancer treatment and to treat epilepsy.

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Angel Serra in Drug Awareness
September 21, 2019

Lead Found in THC Oil Cartridges

Marijuana use and potency has evolved over the years. In the 1960s, Marijuana had an average THC level of about 1%. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the actual psychoactive substance in Marijuana that produces the “high” that users shoot for.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
August 29, 2019

What Is Vivitrol

Vivitrol (Naltrexone) is used to assist people with an opiate addiction in order to help them quit abusing opiates. Someone struggling with opiate addiction would go to a doctor once a month and have the Vivitrol administered via injection.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
May 20, 2019

New Dangerous Syndrome from Marijuana

I am sure this will become wildly debated as proponents for marijuana legality and use are very vocal. With this in mind, we are going to explore cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome or CHS , a syndrome that manifests from marijuana use after years of regular marijuana use.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
March 27, 2019

Daily Marijuana Use Linked to Psychosis

A new study recently published in The Lancet Psychiatry by Marta Di Forti, a psychiatrist and clinical scientist at King’s College in London, shows that daily consumption of pot, especially high-potency cannabis, increases the odds of having a psychotic episode.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
March 20, 2019

How Similar Is Meth to Some ADD Medicines

Adderall and Vyvanse have become two of the most over-prescribed medications on the market. They are prescribed to help treat people who are suffering from ADHD.

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Joe Kertis in Drug Awareness
September 2, 2018

Why People are Literally Smoking Bug Spray

You read that right. “KD” or “Katie” is the name of the new drug trend taking over. And it’s disgusting. Any variety of combustible substances from marijuana to tobacco are being sprayed with common household bug sprays like Raid and then smoked.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
October 2, 2017

Disappeared on a Bender

Do’s and Don’ts of Finding an Addict It happens more than you think: parents calling in saying “I want to get my son/daughter into treatment, but I haven't seen them in a week.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
March 21, 2016

What is Drunkorexia?

Alcohol and Dieting don’t mix Drug and alcohol use follow trends. None of those trends are ever wise but that doesn't stop people from getting in line to try the hot new thing with drugs. A recent trend has to do with girls, weight and alcohol.

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