Newsletter - In The News - Galveston Drugshttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugsen-us2019-11-19T09:37:09.7917378-06:00They thought they were buying heroinhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=2227/22/2019 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=2156/12/2019 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=2104/26/2019 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=2023/11/2019 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=1861/30/2019 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=1871/15/2019 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=1882/7/2018 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>Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pillshttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=1894/19/2017 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">On October 26, 2015, CDC issued HAN 384 (<a href="http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00384.asp">http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00384.asp</a>) that alerted (1) public health departments, health care professionals, first responders, and medical examiners and coroners of the increase in fentanyl-related unintentional overdose fatalities in multiple states primarily driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) (i.e., non-pharmaceutical fentanyl); (2) provided recommendations for improving detection of fentanyl-related overdose outbreaks; and (3) encouraged states to expand access to naloxone and training for administering naloxone to reduce opioid overdose deaths.<br><br><br><a href="https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00395.asp">See More&gt;&gt;</a></font>Prison Nurse Sentenced for Smuggling Heroin for Federal Inmatehttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=1901/22/2016 12:00:00 AMJAN 22 (BEAUMONT, Texas) - A 44-year-old Beaumont woman has been sentenced for bringing prohibited drugs into a federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M.How a mysterious synthetic drug is making heroin even more deadlyhttps://stopdrugsgalveston.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Galveston Drugs&newsletterid=1919/30/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>Each tiny heroin bag was hand-stamped &#8220;Breaking Bad.&#8221; The name, a nod to the TV show about a teacher turned meth cook, was a colorful marketing ploy. And customers asked for it specifically.