DRUG AWARENESS

Aaron in Drug Awareness
November 22, 2020

Teenagers and Fentanyl

One of the strangest things in our country is the attitude towards teenagers experimenting with drugs as though it is some cultural norm. I have heard stories from nonaddicts who tried weed, alcohol , cocaine, or hallucinogens when they were in their teens.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
June 15, 2020

How Fentanyl Is Accelerating the Opioid Epidemic

The opiate epidemic has been going on far too long. Dealers are putting Fentanyl in the most unsuspecting street drugs, one of which is marijuana. The idea behind lacing cannabis with Fentanyl would be to get the addict to experience a more potent, more euphoric high.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
June 10, 2020

Coronavirus vs Opioid Epidemic

The idea of comparing health crisis issues is not new. The opioid epidemic has been compared several times to the HIV epidemic, the flu, and countless others. I want to compare the opioid epidemic to the most recent health crisis, COVID 19.

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Angel Serra in Drug Awareness
January 12, 2020

How Do Drug Sniffing Dogs Work?

Dogs have always been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember. Humans have learned to adapt dogs to various uses over the years. Dogs are most commonly used for companionship, hunting, service roles for people with disabilities, and of course using their powerful noses to find things.

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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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