overdose

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?

2019-11-13T22:00:22+00:00

While cocaine first became popular in pop culture around the 1970’s, it is one of the oldest drugs in the world, as the leaves from the coca plant have been chewed for thousands of years. Originating in South America, the Erythroxylon coca plant was used as a stimulating medicinal product; elevating mood, aiding in digestion [...]

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?2019-11-13T22:00:22+00:00

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?

2019-09-13T20:30:40+00:00

  When looking at the average price of crystal meth, the street value can vary from city to city, state to state, region to region. Due to our close proximity to the source of 90 percent of the meth available in the United States, the price of meth is typically lower in Texas, than in [...]

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?2019-09-13T20:30:40+00:00

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas

2019-08-23T21:09:52+00:00

  https://youtu.be/lpjHhv7_4QA   While the news headlines are dominated by the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, crystal meth is making a relatively silent, but deadly return. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of overdose deaths for methamphetamine more than tripled from 2011 to 2016 and that number keeps growing to this [...]

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas2019-08-23T21:09:52+00:00

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?

2019-08-23T21:10:31+00:00

Methamphetamine, speed, ice, or crystal meth is hard to quit simply because it is one of the most addictive drugs known to exist. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s methamphetamine was a major problem in Texas and across the whole nation because the ingredients were relatively easy to obtain at your local, street corner drug [...]

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?2019-08-23T21:10:31+00:00

What are the Dangers of Using Needles for Drugs?

2019-10-23T19:28:09+00:00

Injecting drugs is the most dangerous way to use drugs. While there are different ways to use drugs, snorting, ingesting, smoking and injecting, it could be strongly argued that injection with the use of hypodermic needles poses the highest risk for negative health effects. The practice of injecting drugs into the bloodstream with a needle [...]

What are the Dangers of Using Needles for Drugs?2019-10-23T19:28:09+00:00

Most Common Drug Overdose Types in Texas:

2019-10-23T19:24:50+00:00

Deaths from drug overdoses in the state of Texas have nearly tripled in the last 18 years. From 1999 to 2017, drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled from 1,087 to 2,979. This increase was across the board for all types of drugs, although methamphetamine and cocaine caused the most overdose deaths in the lone star state. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl are also rising as a cause of an increase of deaths for Texans.

Most Common Drug Overdose Types in Texas:2019-10-23T19:24:50+00:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 27, 2018

2019-09-24T20:19:26+00:00

Saturday, October 27, 2018, Texas Collection Sites for National RX Take Back Day: The United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, (10/27/18). It has been set aside for the safe, convenient disposal of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs. On the DEA’s website, you will find a list of [...]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 27, 20182019-09-24T20:19:26+00:00

What is Fentanyl?

2019-09-24T20:22:17+00:00

What Is Fentanyl And Why Is It So Deadly? As the opioid crisis wages on and a record number of people are dying each and every day from drug overdoses, fentanyl is making news headlines. It is popping up in all sorts of illicit street drugs from heroin, LSD, cocaine, Xanax and even synthetic [...]

What is Fentanyl?2019-09-24T20:22:17+00:00

CDC Report: Record Number of Drug Overdose Deaths in 2017

2019-09-24T20:17:54+00:00

New CDC Report Shows Record Number of Overdoses in 2017 Drug overdose deaths in the United States topped 72,000 in 2017 according to a new Center for Disease Control report, an increase of nearly 10 percent from 2016. These numbers translate into 200 deaths per day in the US for drug [...]

CDC Report: Record Number of Drug Overdose Deaths in 20172019-09-24T20:17:54+00:00

Meth Abuse In Texas, What Can We Do?

2019-09-24T20:23:39+00:00

Difficult but Possible: Meth Rehab In Texas Although the national conversation of drug abuse and overdose deaths has been focused on the opioid crisis, methamphetamines are still the leading killer for Texans. 715 people overdosed on meth in Texas in 2016.  This is compared to the 539 who overdosed [...]

Meth Abuse In Texas, What Can We Do?2019-09-24T20:23:39+00:00