Tag: drug overdose

Fentanyl fuels rise in overdoses
Illicitly manufactured fentanyl ranks as the top substance involved in fatal overdoses and it is often mixed with cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. Continue reading

By   /  July 11, 2018

Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily
More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016 according to the Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC. That equates to a startling 174 lives lost every day to overdose. Continue reading

By   /  January 29, 2018

New data shows 1 in 10 Americans use drugs
New data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 28 million Americans have used an illicit drug in the past month. Continue reading

By   /  September 25, 2017

Recognizing 20 Years of International Overdose Awareness Day
The International Overdose Awareness Day unites people worldwide who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses. Continue reading

By   /  August 31, 2017

Top 7 trends at SAPAA
SAPAA helps to drive process forward and keeps our industry educated and informed about drug testing. See this year's most popular topics. Continue reading

By   /  August 30, 2017

Fentanyl in the news
The U.S. is experiencing a sharp increase in the abuse of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Continue reading

By   /  June 29, 2016

Spotlight on the prescription drug epidemic
The passing of Prince is helping to bring public awareness about the prescription drug epidemic our country is facing. Continue reading

By   /  June 16, 2016

Why is heroin so addictive?
Users build up a tolerance to the drug and need larger amounts resulting in a cycle of deepening drug use eventually leading to full blown addiction Continue reading

By   /  December 28, 2015

More teens dying from drug overdoses
An upsurge in overdose deaths is related increased heroin use. Some 45% of people who use heroin are also addicted to prescription painkillers. Continue reading

By   /  December 15, 2015

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 2014
By participating in this event, the DEA is contributing to public safety by helping to rid communities of drugs that could lead to accidental overdoses and abuse. Continue reading

By   /  April 18, 2014