Category: Illicit drugs

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Come together for International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2020 By

Every year on August 31, there is worldwide participation in 39 countries where thousands of individuals support the cause to help end drug overdoses and remember the people who have lost their lives.

Illicit drugs

Data shows rising methamphetamine use

February 18, 2020 By

Methamphetamine is more dangerous than ever. Data from the CDC shows an alarming uptick of overdose deaths associated with meth use.

Illicit drugs

Drug-impaired drivers on our roads

June 24, 2019 By

Approximately 20% of surveyed drivers tested positive for potentially impairing drugs, according to research from the NHTSA. Marijuana ranks second after alcohol.

Illicit drugs

Should I be worried about fentanyl?

February 21, 2019 By

Fentanyl frequented the news in 2018 and years prior. We help to answer the question if it is still at the forefront of drug use topics today.

Illicit drugs

Drug overdose deaths hit record high

January 18, 2019 By

The CDC reported that more than 70,000 people in the US died of drug overdoses in 2017, the highest number for any single year in our country’s history.

Illicit drugs

How does the opioid crisis affect the workplace?

January 10, 2019 By

The opioid crisis can harm our workplaces as well as our families and communities. More than 2.1 million Americans struggle with an opioid use disorder.

Drugs & Alcohol

Top 10 U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest marijuana positivity

December 21, 2018 By

Quest data shows that the states with the highest marijuana positivity do not necessarily contain cities with the highest positivity. See the top 10 list.

Illicit drugs

Colorado high: six years of recreational marijuana

December 7, 2018 By

After five years, researchers have compiled a substantial amount of data about the effects of recreational marijuana throughout Colorado.

Illicit drugs

Why be weed-free?

November 29, 2018 By

Marijuana legislation is changing and more than ever before, people throughout the U.S. have more access. We explore why peple may consider being weed-free.

Illicit drugs

Understanding drug use – the heroin connection

October 23, 2018 By

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that heroin use is a key part of a larger substance abuse problem, as nearly all heroin users take at least one other drug. %