Newsletter - In The News - Galveston Drugshttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugsen-us2022-08-11T13:06:20.9369178-05:00Synthetic Opioids Are an Everything Problemhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=2996/9/2022 12:00:00 AMFatal drug overdoses—primarily from illegally manufactured synthetic opioids—have increased sharply in recent years. And they're not slowing down.Cannabis Use Among Young Adults in Washington State After Legalization of Nonmedical Cannabishttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=2954/1/2022 10:16:16 AMConclusions. Among young adults in Washington, particularly those of legal age, prevalences of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder symptomatology have increased since legalization.Colorado's Crime Wave and Marijuana Policieshttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=2921/7/2022 12:00:00 AM<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;, serif;">Coloradans&#8217; concerns about public safety are growing, and for good reason. Former District Attorneys George Brauchler and Mitch Morrissey recently pointed out startling increases in crime from 2011-2020: a 35% jump in violent crime, and a historic rise in property crimes.</span></div>Not My Kid - Everything you need to know about underage drinkinghttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=2331/7/2021 11:01:21 AMThe goal of this toolkit is to educate and inform parents, guardians, and adults about the dangers and implications of underage drinking; provide a guide that includes recommendations and resources to strengthen and encourage open conversation with youth about alcohol use; and promote a best practices approach to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and young adults.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri;"><a href="http://fortbendcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FBCPC_Not-My-Kid_Underage-Drinking-Toolkit-2-1.pdf" style="text-decoration-line: underline; color: rgb(255, 34, 10);">&nbsp;</a><a href="http://fortbendcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FBCPC_Not-My-Kid_Underage-Drinking-Toolkit-2-1.pdf" style="text-decoration-line: underline;"><font color="#0080ff">&lt;Click Here to Download the Tool-Kit&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></a></span>Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19https://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=24212/17/2020 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;Read More&gt;</a>Know the Risks of Marijuanahttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=28212/16/2020 12:00:00 AMMarijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the U.S. and its use is growing.More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-dayhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=2192/4/2020 12:00:00 AMAnn Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescribing exceeds guidance had not been investigated. A new&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2019.11.006" target="_blank">study</a>&nbsp;in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ajpmonline.org/" target="_blank">American Journal of Preventive Medicine</a>, published by Elsevier, indicates that more than half of opioid prescriptions issued by dentists exceed the three-day supply recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for acute dental pain management.They thought they were buying heroinhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=1927/22/2019 11:46:54 AM<div style=""><font face="times">The U.S. opioid crisis has evolved into a fentanyl crisis.Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisishttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=1856/12/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">The opioid crisis has ravaged through the U.S., taking hundreds of thousands of lives and costing the country an estimated $37 billion. Nearly 400,000 people died from an opioid overdose between 1999 and 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the number of overdose deaths tied to opioids was six times higher in 2017 than it was eight years prior.Smart Approaches to Marijuanahttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=1804/26/2019 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Today, former United States Congressman and co-founder of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), Patrick Kennedy, released an open letter to lawmakers in states currently considering legislation to &#8220;legalize&#8221; the use of marijuana and facilitate its commercialization. Specifically, the letters are being sent to lawmakers in New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, Illinois, and New York.</font></div><div style=""><font face="times">&#8220;The commercialization of marijuana is a policy that results in devastating consequences for families, public health, and public safety,&#8221; said Mr.Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Findshttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=1743/11/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">Kratom is often marketed by its fans as being &#8220;safe&#8221; because it is plant based.&nbsp; People use it to treat pain, anxiety and depression.Opioid epidemic is a uniquely American problemhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=1591/30/2019 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. The gun was intended to kill himself.Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Numbershttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=1601/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<div>Nearly 2 in 5 students in 12th grade report past-year vaping, raising concerns about the impact on brain health and potential for addiction.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/monitoring-future-2018-survey-results">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div>High Means DUIhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=1612/7/2018 12:00:00 AM<div>-Driver high on marijuana to receive 6 years prison when he killed cyclist.</div><div>-Marijuana related fatal car accidents surge in Washington State after legalization.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="http://highmeansdui.org/">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>