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Putting the Narco in Narcolepsy: Connecting Heroin and Sleep Disorders

Most of the world is well aware of the numerous adverse effects of drugs like heroin. Considering the desolation of the ongoing opioid crisis in America, we have become increasingly informed as to the dangers of addiction and overdose death when dealing with these substances. Prescription painkillers and illicit synthetic opioids have all played a . . . . Continue Reading


Tar in Hookah Tobacco 25x More Than a Cigarette

Author: Shernide Delva As cigarette smoking rates continue to decline, more people are turning to more socially acceptable alternatives like vaping or hookah. However, as we have seen from recent scientific studies, these alternatives are not always safer. In fact, in many ways they can be just as dangerous as or even more dangerous than . . . . Continue Reading


Synthetic Drug DTP Causes Deadly Overdose

Synthetic drugs are sadly nothing new in this day and age. We have heard of so many cases of some strange new substance hitting the streets and even being sold at corner stores and gas stations, often with deceptively innocent packaging or names. From things like ‘Spice’ and ‘K2’ to more infamous ‘Bath Salts’ and . . . . Continue Reading


MTV True Life Show Seeking Flakka Addicts

Flakka is a synthetic cathinone drug called alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP) that has gained a lot of attention nation-wide for its dramatic and horrific effects on the individuals who have used the drug and acted out in bizarre and even psychotic and violent ways. Now according to MTV’s “Casting Calls” page, the popular network now known for . . . . Continue Reading


Should Shops Selling Synthetics Face More Severe Punishment?

Somewhere in every state there are shops set up on one corner or another in nearly every neighborhood selling synthetic drugs. The topic may not be new, but for one state the punishment for distributing such substances just got more serious as legislators try to get a grip on the stuff flooding the market and . . . . Continue Reading


Liquid Ecstasy: Sickening Synthetic

Synthesized substances have been popping up everywhere, and for some reason people confuse the word ‘synthetic’ for ‘safe’ when it comes to illicit narcotics, but this is a belief based in fiction and authored by producers with no concern for the consequences these toxins reap on their customers. With the growing popularity of synthetic drugs, . . . . Continue Reading


Drug Testing Fingerprints Is On the Way

You may remember a while back  a story about how the University of Surrey led a team of researchers from several different schools in the UK and the Netherlands to develop a drug test using fingerprints to detect if someone had ingested cocaine using different types of an analytical chemistry technique known as “mass spectrometry” . . . . Continue Reading


Flakka: The New Face of Fear

As time rolls on we are constantly awe-struck with some of the horror stories associated with designer, synthetic drugs. From vicious assaults to videos of adverse and terrifying reactions to the drugs we are exposed to the evils of a new drug enterprise terrorizing the country. Some go as far as calling it the second . . . . Continue Reading


242 People Sick from Synthetic Marijuana in Texas

K2 is a name synonymous with synthetic marijuana, which is a term gradually becoming associated with sickness and suffering as more reports and stories pour in of people who have been lured in with the promise of ‘safe’ alternatives to marijuana ending up ill, some even resulting in death. While the problem with synthetic or . . . . Continue Reading


Nitros Oxide Abuse on the Rise

Nitrous oxide is a chemical compound commonly used in surgery and dentistry for its anesthetic and analgesic effects. It has earned the alias of “laughing gas” due to the euphoric effects often created through inhaling it, and thanks to that reputation it has managed to make its way into the world of recreational drug use and substance abuse as a dissociative anesthetic. Also known as: Nitrous Nitro NOS Nitros . . . . Continue Reading