Drug Trends

12 08, 2018

Prescription Crystal Meth – How Common Is Desoxyn Abuse?

2018-11-26T16:14:05+00:00August 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Prescription Crystal Meth – How Common Is Desoxyn Abuse? Desoxyn is a central nervous system stimulant, used mostly to treat severe cases of ADHD or obesity that are non-responsive to other treatments. It is one of the strongest stimulants a doctor can prescribe, and because of its potency, it’s frequently subject to abuse. When used above prescribed doses, it [...]

18 12, 2017

Screening for Drug Abuse and Addiction: The Differences Between Drug Testing in Oral Fluids, Urine and Hair

2017-12-15T05:46:43+00:00December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Drug addiction and abuse is becoming a huge epidemic in America. Studies show that 1 in 7 Americans are likely to develop an addiction. Of these people, only 10% of those who abuse drugs will ever get treatment or any help. Many people are in denial of their addiction. It's hard to own up to it. The best that [...]

2 12, 2017

Reefer Madness: Marijuana Addiction Is Not A Myth

2017-12-13T05:14:07+00:00December 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

Reefer Madness – How Americans Used To Perceive The Use Of Marijuana Once upon a time in America, the common consensus was that marijuana was evil. The majority of the U.S. population believed it would motivate people to commit horrendous atrocities. All you have to do is watch the 1936 cult classic film Reefer Madness and you will get [...]

19 11, 2017

The Connection of Cocaine and HIV: Why this Research Was Important Enough to be Awarded $2.3 Million

2017-11-15T05:23:30+00:00November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

In the US alone, there are over 2 million people infected with HIV-type 1. The past three decades have shown a lot of progress in managing HIV. Prevention and treatment have been successful in a sense but still, there is no cure. Only 1 in 3 patients with HIV in the US have it under control and this is [...]

17 11, 2017

Drug Related Deaths at All Time High in King County (Washington State)

2017-11-15T04:31:20+00:00November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The amount of drug related deaths in King County in Washington State has hit an all-time high. Nearly all the deaths in 2016 are attributed to opioids. This particular group of drugs is responsible for 75% of drug overdose fatalities. Drugs like meth cocaine, benzodiazepines make up some of the statistics also. A large percentage of the death overdoses [...]

3 05, 2017

Krokodil: The Newest Opioid to Hit the United States

2018-11-15T17:30:33+00:00May 3rd, 2017|2 Comments

Krokodil pops up in United States just as it’s experiencing an opioid epidemic. These drugs come in many forms - both illicit and prescribed. There are many reasons for its rise in use, but healthcare professionals agree that one factor stands out as crucial: the increase in prescribed opioids. Krokodil: The Newest Opioid to Hit the United States In [...]

28 04, 2017

Now that Pot is Legal – How is WA State Doing?

2017-04-13T18:01:51+00:00April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Colorado and Washington became the first two U.S. states to stop marijuana prohibition and legally regulate marijuana production, distribution and sales. Since 2014, Alaska and Oregon have also made this change. The purpose of making marijuana legal is to lower the arrest rate of marijuana users. The judicial and prison systems were being burdened with what some citizens, politicians and [...]

24 04, 2017

16 Facts about Cocaine Use in Washington State

2018-11-16T16:01:59+00:00April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In WA State, cocaine use has been on a steady decline. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Primary cocaine treatment admissions continued to slowly decline for most age groups in the first half of 2013, compared with previous reporting periods. 16 Facts about Cocaine Use in Washington State For example, the proportion of primary cocaine admissions in [...]

6 04, 2017

Can You Get a DUI When You’re High on Marijuana in WA State?

2018-11-17T17:45:19+00:00April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are interchangeable terms in the eye of the law. Can You Get a DUI When You're High on Marijuana in WA State? When Washington State legalized recreational marijuana use in 2012 along with Colorado, it became one of two states in the U.S. to decriminalize adult possession, pass laws [...]

27 03, 2017

Cases of Amnesia Reported Due to Opioid Use – What You Should Know

2017-04-13T18:01:52+00:00March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Opioids are generally prescribed by doctors for acute and chronic pain. These drugs include natural opiates such as morphine and codeine. More recently, the popular semi or fully synthetic opioids have become commonly abused prescribed and street drugs. These include hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, tramadol and methadone. Recently, reports of cases of amnesia have been found in opioid users and have [...]