There has been a continuous decline in the incidence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) across the age groups, particularly among the young adults (aged 18 to 25) since the beginning of the century, says the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). However, on the contrary, an analysis of the death certificate data
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned of an increase in the supply of illicit synthetic opioids that are several times stronger than prescription painkiller fentanyl. According to the health warning issued on July 11, 2018, the rampant production of synthetic and lab-made opioid drugs are claiming more lives than ever before.
A lot has been said and done about the need for spreading awareness about the dangers associated with opioid abuse and the ways it can affect one’s health. With an eye on combating the opioid epidemic, America’s largest non-profit public health organization ‘Truth Initiative’ recently launched its latest campaign titled “The Truth About Opioids” in
It’s common to see law enforcement officers using sniffer dogs to bust drug rackets. Now, worried parents and school heads in Missouri can also use trained canines to find out if their young children are doing drugs. A company in the state rents out sniffer dogs by the hour to families, schools, and offices at
At a time when the problem of drug addiction is only worsening across the United States, an initiative by the New Jersey (NJ) police is igniting a ray of hope among drug users. The cops are helping them recover from addiction and embrace sobriety, instead of putting them in prison. Over a period of one
In a bid to curb the deaths caused by opioid overdose, the pharmacists of Iowa state will be distributing free doses of naloxone on June 29, 2018. The move comes on the initiative of the Iowa Department of Public Health, which intends to utilize $150,000 in federal grant to give away 2,000 kits of Narcan