11. Pennsylvania 18.5 per 100,000 people Pennsylvania has a big problem with the homeless population abusing and overdosing from opiates. 10. Kentucky 23.6 per 100,000 people Kentucky is trying to start more drug rehabilitation programs within the prison systems.
It’s interesting that certain states, with the same population as other states, have significantly lower overdose rates . What are these states doing differently? The location has a lot to do with the number of drugs that enter a state.
Overdoses throughout the United States have been on a steady increase for years. Recently CBS came out with a list of all the states in order from the least overdose-prone to the most. The statistics are taken from overdose deaths per 100,000 residents.
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.
The opiate epidemic has been a huge issue for years and at this point, the opiate epidemic is a household name. Everyone has heard of it and knows how bad it is.
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.