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.
Has the opiate crisis gotten so bad that even animals in the ocean are being contaminated? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. In the Puget Sound off the coast of Washington State, a monitoring program discovered that mussels tested positive for opiates.
Another state has achieved “ epidemic ” status. For Oregon residents, it’s not “news” that there’s a major problem. But to join the ranks of states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia is a feat no one hoped for.
A case that started almost ten years ago has once again come forward and is finally close to a resolution. The charges: surgically implanting six puppies with liquid heroin . The dogs were then shipped to the US as drug mules .
Over the course of Trump’s Presidency, he has hinted several times at the Idea of getting tougher on drug dealers and possibly imposing mandatory death sentences for drug dealers . “Some countries have a very, very tough penalty. The ultimate penalty,” he said.
Imagine waking up to what sounds like a tornado warning or amber alert coming from your phone. This time though it is a warning that fentanyl is killing people in your community. In order to prevent more deaths from drug overdose, students in Baltimore have done just that.
Back in November of 2016, the DEA postponed their decision to schedule kratom as a Schedule 1 drug. Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no acceptable medical use and a high potential for abuse.
Over the years, people have used all kinds of substances to get intoxicated. The newest substance may be one of the most disturbing so far. People are taking Imodium A-D to get high. That’s right, an anti-diarrhea over-the-counter medication is being used by people to get high.
On Thursday, Jeff Sessions overturned Obama Era legislation that discourages federal level prosecution of companies and individuals in states where marijuana is legalized. This produced an up roar from not only avid pot smokers but representatives in states where marijuana is legal at state level.
Agents at the DEA claim that just as they were going to make an example of one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the US, things fell apart.