Newsletter - New Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston Trends and Emerging Threats - Galvestonen-us2022-12-05T05:12:49.3745123-06:00Too Much Marijuana Can Make You Unpleasantly, Dangerously Sick Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=2902/11/2022 12:00:00 AM<div style="text-align: center; "><font face="times">At the center of the emerging science on the unintended consequences of daily long-term use of marijuana lies a paradox.</font></div><div style="text-align: center; "><font face="times"><br></font></div><div style="text-align: center; "><font face="times">For years, medical marijuana has been used to ease nausea from cancer chemotherapy and GI conditions. Now, with greater legalization comes growing awareness that chronic use of marijuana -- also known as cannabis -- can trigger a condition where, ironically, a person has hard-to-control vomiting and nausea.</font></div>Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19 Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=26112/17/2020 12:00:00 AMOver 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). <a href="">&lt;Full Story&gt;</a>COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=2224/6/2020 12:00:00 AM<div><br></div><div>COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders</div><div><br></div><div>As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard.THC Infused Dental Pick Info Bulletin Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=2121/29/2020 2:38:04 PM<div>(U/OS) The product is marketed under the trade name of Moon Picks&trade;. The product is sold as a wooden &#8220;dental pick&#8221; that has been saturated with a choice of THC, CBD or a non-marijuana based product, called &#8220;XERO&#8221;, to help address the condition of &#8220;dry mouth&#8221;.Fentanyl Completely Integrated into Black Market Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=2028/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">&#8220;Fentanyl is just so completely integrated into our black market drug supply now,&#8221; Brennan told Yahoo Finance. &#8220;We see fentanyl being sold on the street by itself combined with some dilutants.Know the Risks of Marijuana Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=1907/22/2019 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the U.S. and its use is growing.How to know if your kids are vaping Marijuana Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=1815/13/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">According to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, e-cigarettes use may lead to marijuana initiation. The authors hypothesize that e-cigarette use may be a marker of risk-taking behaviors, and that e-cigarette users are more likely to smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol, which are associated with marijuana use.Counterfeit "Oxys" Containing Dangerous Fentanyl Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=1658/16/2018 8:18:20 AM<font face="times">Police in Gulfport Mississippi have issued a warning to the public (May 7, 2018) about counterfeit Oxycodone tablets that look like regular &#8220;oxys&#8221; but are actually made of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl. Analysis in a DEA lab revealed the pills contained no oxycodone at all.Short Answers to Hard Questions About the Opiod Crisis Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=1662/5/2018 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><span style="font-family: times;">With the death toll from drugs rising faster than ever, you might feel that you could use a little catching up. For a quick refresher, and more on the practical effects of a formal declaration of an emergency, here are answers to 12 critical questions.</span></div><div style=""><span style="font-family: times;"><br></span></div><div style=""><span style="font-family: times;"><a href="">&lt;&lt;More&gt;&gt;</a></span></div>'America's deadliest drug' found on streets of Houston Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=1676/27/2017 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">What has been dubbed "America's deadliest drug" has been found on the streets of Houston, according to city leaders.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">Officials said Tuesday that officers recently found 80 grams of a substance that they thought was methamphetamine and sent it to a lab for testing. Those tests revealed that the substance that was found was actually a powerful opioid called carfentanil.Shatter/Marijuana Wax Trends and Emerging Threats - Galveston&newsletterid=1684/14/2016 12:00:00 AMMarijuana wax resembles honey or butter and goes by the street names: shatter, dabs, budder, and honey oil.&nbsp; The wax is a highly potent THC concentrate that is 10 to 20 times more potent than typical marijuana.