DRUG AWARENESS

Alina Snowden in Drug Awareness
April 11, 2022

The Evolving Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has been an ongoing issue since the 1990s. From 1999 to 2019, nearly 500,000 people died from an opioid overdose. The epidemic started with prescription opioids, then moved to heroin, and is now fueled by fentanyl.

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Alina Snowden in Drug Awareness
December 23, 2021

The Alcoholidays

Holidays can be a particularly rough time for those who struggle with alcohol or are recently sober. It is important to recognize this and be mindful of assisting friends and family to navigate through this Holiday Season while maintaining their sobriety.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
December 13, 2021

Some Things Have Not Changed

Covid-19 restrictions across the country have more or less ben lifted or reduced. Despite this good news, the issues many face have not changed and continue to cause heartbreak across the country.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
August 10, 2021

What Is Isotonitazene?

A new drug in the headlines is sixty time more potent then morphine. This drug has already been schedule 1 for years so why is it ending up back in the news now?

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
July 29, 2021

Does Marijuana Impair Your Driving?

With marijuana legalization becoming more common, what impact will this have on driving and public safety? We took a look at the research to provide an answer to this question.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
June 16, 2021

It’s “Just” Marijuana

Marijuana has become more and more acceptable today. Is it such a passive view on the substance really safe however.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
May 25, 2021

COVID-19 Didn’t Slow Down Addiction

2020 was a crazy year and while COVID-19 did slow down our everyday lives, it did not slow down addiction across the country.

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Aaron in Drug Awareness
December 1, 2020

Consequences of Long-term Benzodiazepine Use

Benzodiazepines are most often prescribed for so-called panic disorders and anxiety. While there may be some who find these drugs temporarily relieve symptoms, they are extremely addictive and the risk of using them cannot be overstated.

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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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