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Opioid Crisis Causing Increase in Rates of Infectious Diseases

Fighting for Public Health America’s opioid epidemic has paved the way for a lot of new challenges. Frequently, these problems call for new strategies. The overdose outbreak led to staggering death rates, as well as a new wave of harm reduction techniques. Crackdowns on prescription opioids led to an influx in heroin use, and lethal . . . . 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


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


The Trouble with Analogue Laws and Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs are man-made chemically laced substances that are designed to mimic the effects of other illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. The difference between synthetic drugs and drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and meth are that synthetic drugs are often legal (at least for a while) and sold over the counter at some . . . . Continue Reading


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