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  • 2018
  • There's some possible positive news: The report points to preliminary data from 2018 suggesting that the number of annual drug overdose deaths may be leveling off - although it says more analysis is needed to confirm the trend. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Addiction
  • What Is Drug Addiction? (medstarstmarys.org)
  • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse , addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • These brain changes can be persistent, which is why drug addiction is considered a "relapsing" disease-people in recovery from drug use disorders are at increased risk for returning to drug use even after years of not taking the drug. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • These findings underscore the importance of addiction treatment and prevention efforts aimed at reducing the risk of overdose among youth. (semanticscholar.org)
  • As many as 200 people a month come to Palm Beach County to combat drug addiction, according to the county's Sober Homes Task Force. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • As the brain becomes used to the feelings, it often takes more and more of the drug to produce the same levels of pain relief and well-being, leading to dependence and, later, addiction. (cnn.com)
  • As addiction becomes imminent, certain side effect may come into play and also ruin the social life of drug abusers. (wikibooks.org)
  • Some of the effects addiction leads to are: constantly thinking about oxycodone, obtaining large amounts of the drug, taking the drug secretly in order to hide it from others from knowing, lying to loved ones, and feeling pain and restless thoughts during nights of sleep. (wikibooks.org)
  • We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. (drugs-forum.com)
  • Chad Sabora walked up to a worker in a social services office in south St. Louis County in 2011, with a desperate plea: Where does someone get addiction treatment if they're uninsured? (stlpublicradio.org)
  • marijuana
  • The substance, known as "spice" or "K2," is a cannabinoid , a class of drug that includes THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. (go.com)
  • It's like a designer drug where you've got a drug similar to marijuana, but it's not marijuana, although it acts similarly in the system," he said. (go.com)
  • However, marijuana can be dangerous and as addictive as other drugs. (healthhype.com)
  • Regular marijuana users should be aware that this drug is often seen as a 'gateway drug' that may lead to experimentation. (healthhype.com)
  • A marijuana drug test detects the presence of THC or THC metabolites in the urine, blood, saliva, sweat and hair. (healthhype.com)
  • Marijuana goes by many names in different parts of the world, with a variety of colloquial terms and street names. (healthhype.com)
  • There is much concern regarding the high concentration of THC in the newer breeds of marijuana, where the possibility of severe overdose is present. (healthhype.com)
  • Overdose deaths with marijuana have not been reported. (healthhype.com)
  • The few cases of deaths suspected to be due to marijuana overdose may actually have been caused by other substances used along with marijuana. (healthhype.com)
  • Overdose or toxicity symptoms are rare with marijuana because a relatively high dose of it is necessary to produce such symptoms. (healthhype.com)
  • There is no specific antidote for marijuana overdose, so general measures are undertaken as for any drug overdose. (healthhype.com)
  • Marijuana is an illegal drug in the United States with a high potential for abuse. (healthhype.com)
  • six were confirmed for the drug K2 or synthetic marijuana. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • Our biggest concern when we roll out to a possible overdose of synthetic marijuana or other drugs is the behavior given off by these people,' said Parizo. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • I want people to know that there is no association to these drugs with marijuana,' said Head. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • Head said the DEA laboratory has been flooded with more than 300 varieties of synthetic drugs, including synthetic marijuana. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • Substances
  • SBI technicians are seeing the drug cut with substances usually mixed with heroin, such a quinine and mannitol. (newsobserver.com)
  • Scroll down for an interactive charting the substances driving drug deaths in New Hampshire in recent years. (nhpr.org)
  • Street drugs often do not contain what dealers say they do, and may contain dangerous substances like fentanyl. (rcinet.ca)
  • Analysis of 1,714 substances found that more than 60 per cent contained none of the drug that clients were told they were getting. (rcinet.ca)
  • clammy skin
  • An overdose of hydrocodone can cause "cold and clammy skin, severely constricted pupils, and slow breathing that can lead to a loss of consciousness and death. (cnn.com)
  • emergency
  • A new report released by the National Drug Early Warning System, Office of National Drug Control Policy, emphasizes the complexity of assessing and treating drug overdose patients who present at hospital emergency departments. (painweek.org)
  • Physicians at both hospital emergency centers concluded that despite continuous changes in the mix of drugs taken, focusing on treatment of symptoms seems an effective response. (painweek.org)
  • This program was launched in 2014 to train and certify qualified individuals most able to assist someone at risk of dying from an opioid overdose when emergency medical services are not immediately available. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • Prescription drug overdoses accounted for 1.4 million of the 2.5 million overdose emergency room visits in 2011. (deadlyprescription.com)
  • This was not the first time emergency crews were called to the apartment because of an overdose. (wbiw.com)
  • Narcan
  • The strips and Narcan can be picked up at Safe Harbor Recovery Center, at 865 Islington St., in Portsmouth. (seacoastonline.com)
  • addictive
  • Frieden said many doctors and patients don't realize how addictive these drugs can be, and that they're too often prescribed for pain that can be managed with less risky drugs. (mantecabulletin.com)
  • They're useful for cancer, "but if you've got terrible back pain or terrible migraines," using these addictive drugs can be dangerous, he said. (mantecabulletin.com)
  • Frieden said the data show a need for more prescription drug monitoring programs at the state level, and more laws shutting down "pill mills" - doctor offices and pharmacies that over-prescribe addictive medicines. (mantecabulletin.com)
  • spike
  • But now state toxicologists are seeing a spike in the street-level use of the drug that is not pharmaceutical grade but instead produced in labs and substituted for other drugs such as heroin. (newsobserver.com)
  • Rodney Stevenson of Delray Beach Police said the recent spike in drug overdoses has been the highest he's seen since he's served 15 years ago. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Nearly
  • Nearly everyday Bearden has to tell yet another family what caused the death of a loved one , and surprising to many, he said nearly 90 percent are due to drugs and alcohol. (drugawareness.org)
  • Nearly half the deaths involved more than one drug, they found. (drugfreenj.org)
  • oxycodone
  • Patients are warned not to break, chew, crush or dissolve extended-release tablets because the rush of oxycodone into the system could cause serious health problems, including overdose and death. (cnn.com)
  • Last month, a federal panel of drug safety specialists recommended that Vicodin and dozens of other medicines be subjected to the same restrictions as other narcotic drugs like oxycodone and morphine. (mantecabulletin.com)
  • A few common examples of compounding are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and oxycodone with acetaminophen. (wikibooks.org)
  • Oxycodone is a powerful drug used by young teens as well as adults. (wikibooks.org)
  • And because oxycodone contains acetaminophen, taking high doses of the drug can lead to liver problems in the future and sometimes even death. (wikibooks.org)
  • 4 Adding to the situation was OxyContin-a brand-name version of the pain medication oxycodone-which quickly became one of the most highly abused drugs. (greenshield.ca)
  • News
  • News 13 sat in on a training session to learn how to properly administer the drug as well as learning precautions for exposure to drugs like Fentanyl . (wlos.com)
  • The chief led a quickly called news conference Thursday afternoon, two days after he and others at the Peoria Police Department learned about the drug. (pjstar.com)
  • synthetic
  • It's also worth noting the tests can detect fentanyl, but may not be able to accurately or reliably detect other synthetic drugs such as W-18. (davidbratzer.ca)
  • The governor also wants to add the synthetic drug fentanyl to the controlled substance list. (dnainfo.com)
  • Clayton Pecknold, B.C.'s director of police services, said he is encouraged by the latest federal government efforts to intercept synthetic drugs coming from China by mail. (oakbaynews.com)
  • Police in Connecticut are seeing a rise in synthetic pot overdoses. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • Head also warned that the labels on synthetic drug packages often have nothing to do with the chemicals found inside. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • She explained that her team can analyze different batches of synthetic drugs with the same packaging, found at the same store, and find completely different chemicals inside. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • Synthetic drugs typically sold as Molly or Ecstasy stay in powder form or get pressed into a pill. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • apparent
  • Police found Hughes and Curtis dead after an apparent overdose at Colonial Crest Apartments this past Friday night. (wbiw.com)
  • Health
  • Drug overdose has become a serious public health challenge in Maryland and across the country. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • The St. Mary's County Health Department is offering the Overdose Response Program for free to community members who may be able to save the life of someone experiencing breathing problems from opioid overdose. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Elana Gordon of WHYY reports that state health and drug enforcement officials are worried it's on the rise again. (nhpr.org)
  • States that are seeing relatively little fentanyl in their supply, their overdose rates are more or less remaining flat," said Leo Beletsky, associate professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Lindsay LaSalle, senior staff attorney for the Drug Policy Alliance , which advocates for less criminalization of drug use, said some states with stable death rates not only have less fentanyl, but they have adopted policies to protect the health of drug users. (californiahealthline.org)
  • A National Center for Health Statistics report released in December found fentanyl to be the drug mostly commonly involved in overdose deaths. (news4jax.com)
  • As opioid overdoses rise across the country, Hawley is accusing those companies of putting profits ahead of patient health. (stlpublicradio.org)
  • pharmaceutical
  • As his cannabinoid compounds are being tested for medical value by pharmaceutical companies, he also is being contacted by law enforcement eager to find ways to track down versions of his drugs being trafficked. (go.com)
  • Right now, there's a general belief that because these are pharmaceutical drugs, they're safer than street drugs like heroin," said Don Des Jarlais, director of the chemical dependency institute at New York City's Beth Israel Medical Center. (mantecabulletin.com)
  • Bumbling behemoth agency hoped it was too big to get caught, while cynically hiding data from public Presumably on breaks from twiddling its thumbs, the chronically listless U.S. Food and Drug Admiration managed, according to an expose on Slate.com, to bury evidence of pharmaceutical corporation "fraud, fabrication of data, and scientific misconduct. (deadlyprescription.com)
  • often
  • The study also found that what overdose patients thought they had taken, and what responding clinicians also suspected, were often at odds with the actual drugs in the patients' systems. (painweek.org)
  • Street drugs are often cut with a buffer, and the result is not a uniform mixture. (davidbratzer.ca)
  • After intensive treatment, treatment centers often recommend a stay in a sober home, where the addict can develop the skills to shift back into work and drug-free life. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • So it's not entirely clear if the numbers have changed because specific drugs are being listed more often. (drugfreenj.org)