The use of heroin and other injection drugs played a significant role in the recent increase of Hepatitis C cases.
Federal officials expressed their concern regarding a new opioid mix circulating the streets of the U.S. The new mix, dubbed as "gray death," is said to be more potent than heroin and can be fatal if touched.
Two men were caught by the authorities when their Labrador was discovered hiding drugs underneath the crate.
Most teenagers who got addicted with opioids first received drugs with the help of a prescription from doctors.
Narcotics experts have called for an expanded access to naloxone, an important drug related to solve the growing number of opioid overdoses in the U.S. The massive surge in the antidote's price is a business decision that can affect the lives of other people.
Historical records show that drug use and alcohol were highly encouraged and widespread among Nazi Germany soldiers during the Second World War. There are reports that Nazi soldiers have been encouraged to use Morphine, Opium and, some, Heroin during their service. But the number one drug all soldiers were addicted to during the war was Pervitin.
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that deaths caused by drug overdose have surged by nearly 200 percent in some states, with large percentage of the deaths caused by synthetic opioids.
Prescription painkillers are generally safe -- if used appropriately. Once it is abused, there is a tendency that this will be the start of search for street drugs such as marijuana and heroin.
A recent study has proved that a heavy use of cannabis can lead to a compromised dopamine system. Decreased release was found in the striatum which is the part of the brain that helps in paying attention and keeping memory. Unfortunately, marijuana has been widely accepted in many parts pf the world especially among the youth.