DRUG EDUCATION

Alina Snowden in Drug Education
April 20, 2022

The Consequences of Steroid Abuse

Steroids are something in the world of addiction that not many talk about. You don’t hear many stories of people who struggle with steroids and what it was like. One of our graduates opens up and talks about his struggles with steroids and how he realized it didn’t solve anything for him.

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Aaron in Drug Education
March 4, 2021

Stimulants a Slippery Slope

Prescription stimulants may seem like a great fix for handling unwanted behavior. However, the ramifications and addictive nature of these prescriptions are often understated and not understood by those who begin taking them.

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Aaron in Drug Education
November 7, 2020

Legal But Not Safe

Beginning with the advent of synthetic marijuana, artificial narcotics have been steadily growing in popularity over the last decade. These drugs can be referred to as any number of street names, such as “spice” or “legal.

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Aaron in Drug Education
August 18, 2020

The History of Methamphetamine

Amphetamines originated first in Germany in 1887. The more potent and more uncomplicated alteration of the drug (methamphetamine) was created later by a Japanese chemist who streamlined the process.

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Aaron in Drug Education
April 13, 2019

California has the largest Increase in Opioid Deaths

The number of deaths from synthetic opioids increased by 50 percent in the Golden State and this is only one of the statistics which increased across the state. California also saw an increase in suicides and an increase in alcohol fatalities. Synthetic opioids add several new risk factors of death.

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Aaron in Drug Education
February 25, 2019

What You Need to Know about Fentanyl

Fentanyl is taking funeral homes by storm. Fentanyl, also known as Actiq, Duragesic or Sublimaze in its prescription form, is a potent painkiller developed in the 1960s to treat extreme pain. Some strains of Fentanyl can be 50 times more powerful than morphine. According to a U.S.

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Aaron in Drug Education
February 3, 2019

The Cost of Addiction

Addiction actually costs more and more the longer it goes on. There are many costs related to addiction. For the few of us who have never had addiction touch our lives personally, the cost may be a pocketbook and societal matter.

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Aaron in Drug Education
December 3, 2018

Methamphetamine – Going Nowhere Fast

This series of photos graphically illustrates the deterioration of a methamphetamine user over the course of 10 years. Many Americans are getting fed up with the abuse of legal or illegal stimulants such as amphetamines or methamphetamines as the effects of such abuse can be disastrous.

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Joe Kertis in Drug Education
August 31, 2018

76,000 Deaths, a Record High

Well, the numbers are in, and it’s not looking good. It’s much worse . Overdose deaths in 2017 have risen an alarming 10% according to the CDC’s preliminary results, to a record-breaking 76,000. The main culprit is Fentanyl.

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Aaron in Drug Education
August 1, 2018

5 Surefire Ways to End up Relapsing

Both those struggling with substance abuse and their parents/loved ones worry about a relapse when the person gets out of treatment.

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