New test strips that can be dipped into any drug to test if it contains the drug Fentanyl are now being passed out in Whitehall, Ohio. The test strips are not approved by the FDA, but people in Whitehall are desperate for anything which may cut down the number of deaths.
As if there weren’t enough problems with drug addiction in America, now fake prescription drugs have begun to flood across the world causing serious problems. In best case scenarios someone takes a pill that does nothing.
I got on to my Facebook today and saw the overwhelming amount of posts about rapper, Mac Miller’s, untimely passing. Mac Miller from the outside seemed to be doing well with the release of a new album. Just the day before his passing he talked excitedly about starting his tour on October 27th.
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 st of each year. It’s observed with the intention to raise awareness of drug overdoses and reduce the stigma associated with such deaths.
In case you don’t know, K2 is also known as “synthetic marijuana”. This is a misnomer, as it is manmade chemicals of a wide variety of structure that are sprayed on combustible materials for consumption.
Massachusetts is a sort of epicenter for the Opioid epidemic. Fentanyl and heroin addiction run rampant in the state which is notorious for overdose deaths. Strangely enough, Mass. also has one of the best healthcare platforms in the country and efficiently monitors infectious diseases.
News, social media and word of mouth have brought to light the recent overdose of Demi Lovato. In case some of you don’t know who that is, Demi is a multi-platinum singer, songwriter and actress. She has starred in Disney movies and has become an idol to many through her music.
If you’ve been following the news, you may have noticed the recent story about Scott Dozier. He’s a death row inmate in Nevada who’s literally asking to be executed. And he wants them to use Fentanyl.
Children are entering state and foster care systems at an alarming rate, recent studies show, especially in states hit hardest by opioid addiction, such as West Virginia. In this state alone, the foster population has increased by 42% since 2014.
I am used to writing about different aspects of drug/alcohol addiction , treatment and pretty much anything related to the subject of substance abuse. Today though, I decided to write on a topic I am less experienced with, suicide.