DRUG EDUCATION

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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Joe Kertis in Drug Education
July 17, 2018

Let’s Get Real About Kratom

This might upset you. If it does, either you’ve been misinformed or you’re fooling yourself. If you are infuriated, then you’re probably an addict and I am touching a nerve by pointing out what you already know to be true but don’t want to admit.

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Aaron in Drug Education
June 18, 2018

Sleeping Medicine Addiction?

Ambien has found its self in the limelight due to some strange circumstances recently. Famous actress and comedian Rosanne Barr posted a racist comment on Twitter and then claimed it was due to her use of the sleeping drug Ambien.

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Aaron in Drug Education
January 19, 2018

Don’t Let Addiction Spread

Drug addiction is a major problem across the US. with opiate related overdoses as one of the leading causes of accidental deaths. One of the most common introductions to to opiates is prescription pain killers. According to CBS News, more than 1 in 3 Americans were prescribed opiates.

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Aaron in Drug Education
January 16, 2018

The New Pink

When asked, “What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of pink?” Is it the color, the flamingos, the musician, Pepto Bismol, the clothing line by Victoria’s Secret or even the song by Aerosmith? Now you can add a designer synthetic opioid to that list.

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