New Drug is 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl

The experimental drug W-18 has resurfaced and is keeping law enforcement on high alert In the 1980s, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta manufactured a series of experimental opioids. Their research concluded that one of the formulations, referred to as W-18, is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl which until recently, Read More

Kratom and the Opioid Epidemic

The United States has been battling the opioid epidemic for years, more recently pushing through legislation that tightens prescription monitoring, improves access to treatment, increases addiction education, and raises awareness about addiction. Even with all of these programs in place, there is still (at least) one drug that may be slipping by: kratom. This psychoactive Read More

Fentanyl Overdoses on the Rise in California

The opioid epidemic is sweeping the nation and has recently become even more dangerous. While prescription opioids and heroin are still a major concern, another drug has made its way onto the scene: fentanyl. Fentanyl is by no means a new drug and has been used since the 1960s in hospitals, but it is now Read More

Fighting Back Against the Heroin Epidemic

The phrase “opioid epidemic” is one that has been popping up more frequently across the news over the past few years as efforts increase to prevent drug abuse and treat those with substance use disorders. Many people are aware of prescription opioid drug abuse problems, but may not realize that heroin is an opioid as Read More

Combating the Prescription Opioid Epidemic and Promoting Recovery

For more than a decade, opioid misuse and abuse has been on the rise. In recent years, it has grown so quickly and had such a profound impact that has been referred to as an opioid epidemic. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that in 2012, around 2.1 million people in the United Read More

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