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Theses are all common questions that are asked when we first begin educating ourselves about substance abuse. Our website will help you to understand the many facets of substance abuse.
Our information includes information about about defining opiates, identifying opiate misuse, defining addiction and knowing the signs of overdose. Also, with the rise in the use of fentanyl and carfentanil both locally and nationwide it is imperative to learn about the extreme dangers of these drugs.
Education also includes learning how communicate and cope with a family member or friend who is struggling with opiate abuse, and how to be supportive during the entire process of opiate detoxification and rehabilitation.
Education about opiate addiction is a crucial step in directing yourself or a loved one onto the path of getting clean.
Meth is Experiencing a Resurgence
In February 2018, The New York Times ran a story, “Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere.” And it seems that it is. Government actions in 2006 restricted access to pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient used in making meth, resulting in a temporary decline in use. However, meth is on the rise again, largely smuggled in from Mexico. According to the DEA’s 2017 threat assessment, its purity has been steadily climbing and is now well above 90 percent. It’s also cheap, at $5 per hit.