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Xylazine: Veterinary Tranquilizer Prevalent in Rising Overdoses Cases

2022-04-26T13:59:38+00:00April 19, 2022|Addiction News|

There is a new prescription drug showing up in the rising drug overdoses taking place throughout the country. The drug, called Xylazine, is a dangerous tranquilizer often used by veterinarians and veterinarian clinics on animals. Over the last few months, in different areas around America, the drug is showing up more and more in cases of both fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses. Most often, and in similar ways to the powerful and dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, xylazine is being used in counterfeit prescription pills being sold on the street.   Xylazine is a drug most often used in veterinary medicine as a sedative. It is a drug that has analgesic and muscle relaxant properties. Used for many different animals, the [...]

The Dangers of Medical Marijuana

2022-04-25T20:56:48+00:00March 28, 2022|Addiction News|

We have reached a progressive period in American history, one in which we are slowly entering a time where marijuana will become legal. Many areas of the country have decriminalized marijuana and even more have created legal access for Americans to get medical marijuana. When we look at the failure of the War on Drugs, this is not necessarily a bad direction to go in, especially when comparing marijuana to the health risks associated with other, more powerful drugs. There are also studies demonstrating some of the benefits that marijuana can have for individuals with numerous ailments. A large argument for marijuana is that it can effectively treat pain without the dangers, side effects, or physical dependency of opioids. This [...]

100,000 Americans Lost Their Lives to Drug Overdoses in Last 12 Months

2021-12-28T20:03:04+00:00November 29, 2021|Addiction News|

The number of drug overdoses deaths in the United States topped 100,000 Americans annually for the first time ever, according to the latest data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) The latest information comes from a 12-month period beginning in April 2020 and ending in April 2021. In terms of America’s addiction epidemic and opioid crisis, the numbers are trending in the wrong direction.   While many federal and state governments and organizations have been proclaiming victory surrounding overdoses, overdose deaths, and the overall addiction crisis taking place throughout the country, this latest data provided by the CDC demonstrates otherwise. However, it is important to recognize that these numbers do not equate to the opioid [...]

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