Fatal Heroin Overdoses

Fatal Heroin Overdoses: An Old Drug Making a Deadly Comeback

For most people, the word “heroin” conjures images of misery and despair.  We imagine thousands of people hopelessly addicted, their lives in shambles.  As one of the world’s oldest drugs, heroin has certainly left its devastating mark on the world …
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Coronavirus Disrupts Drug Supply Chain

Coronavirus Disrupts Illegal Drug Supply Chains

In some ways, the virus pandemic has an adverse effect on the illegal drug supply chain.  Production, sales, and transport are feeling the impact of closed borders, bars, motels, and nightclubs.  These venues are some of the most profitable for …
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Drug Users and COVID-19

COVID-19 and the Added Dangers Posed to Drug Users

No one is immune to the deadly Coronavirus, but some people are more susceptible to negative outcomes.  For instance, individuals who have chronic pre-existing health problems, and the elderly.  They are at a higher risk of severe complications or death …
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Warning Signs of Overdose

Do You Know the Warning Signs of a Drug Overdose?

You may not think you’d ever be in a position to have to save someone from dying of a drug overdose.  But think about this. Last year, more than 70,230 people died from drug overdoses in the United States.  It’s …
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Most Commonly Abused Addictive Drugs

Commonly Abused and Addictive Drugs

Although it is possible for people to get addicted to all sorts of unusual drugs, there are a few specific drugs that are responsible for most addictions throughout the country. Some types of drugs have a particularly strong effect on …
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