If you’re reading this in hopes of getting actual information about how to figure out if the heroin you just bought has fentanyl in it, we need to have a different conversation.
Back in the day, “speedballs” were all the rage in the drug world and even lead to many celebrity overdose deaths in the 1970s and 1980s …
If there’s one comment I get from families on a regular basis, it’s “he (or she) doesn’t think they have a problem so there’s really nothing I can do.”…
How are we supposed to handle the drug crisis and addiction problems when those who are supposed to be safeguarding us are making it easier for someone to get high and continue ruining his or her? It’s no secret that when people abuse drugs and fall into the lifestyle of addiction, they wind up doing various things that get them arrested and thrown in jail.
Chinese chemists and drug dealers are the shortest answer to that question. The drug problem in the United States has gotten far worse since the introduction of fentanyl and cheap fentanyl analogs.
Fentanyl is one of those drugs that a lot of addicts have taken but didn’t mean to. The boom in fentanyl on city streets started around 2001 and it seemed to grow out of control from there.
Candy is dandy, but now it’s filled with Xanax , fentanyl , and heroin…wait, what? Yep. That’s where we are folks. If you haven’t noticed, the United States has a drug problem that is second to none.
If there’s one thing I’m certain of, it’s that no family ever recovers from losing a child from addiction. No family ever fully recovers from losing a child, in general, not just from a drug overdose. It’s an unnatural sequence in that children are supposed to bury their parents, not the other way around.
Kratom has been a hot-button topic for the last few years. As the opioid epidemic has trudged on, more and more addicts have been searching for “quick fixes” to their addictions with many of them finding solace in a novel, new herbal supplement that promised to take withdrawal symptoms away and give users a mild opioid-like buzz. Kratom first started popping up in gas stations and head shops around 2012 as a “natural and safe” alternative to traditional opioids. As some users saw the benefits of the substance, others saw it as something that will be just another failed solution in handling drug addiction. Thus, the dividing line was drawn and the new topic of heated debates was created.
Duane Johnson is being charged in the death of his wife after methamphetamine “death party”—Brown County Sheriff's Office I think the title speaks for itself on this one.