Newsletter - New Trends and Emerging Threats - Galvestonhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Galvestonen-us2022-12-05T05:12:49.3745123-06:00Too Much Marijuana Can Make You Unpleasantly, Dangerously Sickhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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-19https://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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="https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p1218-overdose-deaths-covid-19.html">&lt;Full Story&gt;</a>COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disordershttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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 Bulletinhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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 Markethttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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 Marijuanahttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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 Marijuanahttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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 Fentanylhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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 Crisishttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/03/upshot/opioid-drug-overdose-epidemic.html">&lt;&lt;More&gt;&gt;</a></span></div>'America's deadliest drug' found on streets of Houstonhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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 Waxhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New 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.