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Some High Schools Teach Teens About Dangers of Heroin and Prescription Opioids

Addiction / Drug Addiction : Drug Free

Some high schools are teaching teens about the dangers of heroin and prescription opioids. One school in West Virginia has a drug-free club, which meets to learn about drug use and addiction. The post Some High Schools Teach Teens A...

Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions Pose Danger Without Oversight

Health : NYTimes: Health

Experts say that doctors, despite the dangers, often keep patients on high-strength painkillers known as opioids for years without properly checking to see if their conditions improve.

Dangerous opioid combo 'gray death' is latest mixing trend; authorities issue warning

Health : Chicago Tribune: Health

It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addictions epidemic. Investigators who nicknamed the mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it...

Fentanyl: The dangers of this potent “man-made” opioid

Health : Harvard Health Blog

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid. It is far more potent — and potentially more dangerous — than heroin and morphine. Overdose deaths related to fentanyl are on the rise. The drug is cheaper than heroin and recently is being u...

Trump’s opioid panel has a ‘dangerous’ fixation on snuffing out legal pot: health experts

News : The Raw Story

Health experts are sounding the alarms about President Donald Trump’s opioid addiction panel and what they call its “dangerous” fixation with cracking down on legal marijuana. CNN reports that a recent opioid panel report contained ...

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