Top 10 Street Drugs of 2019


As the opioid epidemic rages on, drug overdose deaths are at an all-time high. In fact, the rates of drug overdose death have reduced the national rate of life expectancy for the last three years in a row. Unfortunately, these trends may continue into the new year. Moreover, opioids are not the only threat to the nation's overall health. Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on emerging trends and patterns in the United States has revealed a list of street drugs with persistent trends. Based on that information, here are the top 10 most dangerous street drugs that could drive [...]

Top 10 Street Drugs of 20192022-11-28T08:20:35+00:00

What Is Oxycontin?


What Is Oxycontin Addiction? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), prescription opioids are the most commonly abused (used for a non-medical purpose) prescription medication by a fairly large margin. One of the leading offenders in this category of drugs? Oxycontin. It’s estimated that as of 2012, 2.1 million people were suffering from addiction to opioid pain relievers like Oxycontin. Between 1991 and 2013, prescriptions for Oxycontin and it’s generic siblings grew from less than 10 million to over 50 million. Between the growing ease of acquiring opioid pain medications like Oxycontin and the ability to keep getting them even after becoming [...]

What Is Oxycontin?2022-11-28T08:29:13+00:00