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Category: Trending Street Drugs

The Invisible Dangers of Fentanyl-Laced Drugs: Heroin

The Invisible Dangers of Fentanyl-Laced Drugs: Heroin Syringe and spoon with heroin

Heroin has been the most popular illicit opioid for recreational use for decades, but fentanyl is relatively new in illicit markets, and it has made a huge impact in the last few years. You may already be aware that heroin overdoses and deaths are on the rise around the country, but that only tells part of the […]

The Invisible Dangers of Fentanyl-Laced Drugs: Meth

The Invisible Dangers of Fentanyl-Laced Drugs: Meth Man mixing unknown chemicals into beakers.

The rate of accidental, often fatal overdoses involving fentanyl-laced street drugs has increased significantly in recent years with stimulants such as methamphetamine accounting for the large majority of new cases being reported. Each drug has long been considered extremely addictive and deadly in its own right; however, a random sampling study of meth seized by […]

The Invisible Dangers of Fentanyl-Laced Drugs: Counterfeit Pills

The Invisible Dangers of Fentanyl-Laced Drugs: Counterfeit Pills counterfeit prescription drugs offered for sale

The rate of accidental overdoses involving fentanyl-laced street drugs has increased significantly in recent years due in large part to illegally mass-produced counterfeit pills becoming more readily available and less expensive to buy on the black market. Counterfeit pills containing fentanyl are intentionally manufactured to look identical to many commonly prescribed medications and have exploded […]

The Lure Of Anti-Energy Drinks

The Lure Of Anti-Energy Drinks energy drinks

While energy drinks like Red Bull have become popular, new “anti” energy drinks have hit the market and offer the opposite effect. Rather than pepping up the user, the drink promises extreme relaxation. Being sold under brand names like Drank anti-energy, Unwind, or Mary Jane’s Relaxation Soda, the drink offers effects similar to a homemade […]

Sobering Facts about a New Trend: Smoking Alcohol

Sobering Facts about a New Trend: Smoking Alcohol Sobering Facts about a New Trend: Smoking Alcohol

Smoking vaporized alcohol is a dangerous practice that involves the over consumption and abuse of alcohol in a non-traditional way. Adolescents, college students, and adults of all ages are trying this method of alcohol consumption for a variety of different reasons, and this is just one of many dangerous alcohol trends.

Bath Salts: Innocent Name, Terrifying Effects

Bath Salts: Innocent Name, Terrifying Effects bath salts addiction

Bath salts (not to be confused with Epsom salts) are designer drugs with a very misleading name. These synthetic drugs have been the cause of many disturbing news headlines over the past several years, detailing incidents involving bath salts abusers behaving in disturbing, paranoid, and downright dangerous ways.

The Rise Of Salvia

The recreational abuse of salvia is gaining popularity, but the long-term side effects and addictive qualities of the drug are still largely unknown. Despite all the unanswered questions about this substance, here is what we do know and why recreational abuse of salvia is potentially dangerous and life-threatening.

Pump-It Powder: The Trending Synthetic Drug Sending Users to the ER

Pump-It Powder: The Trending Synthetic Drug Sending Users to the ER Pump-It Powder

As the chemicals being used in synthetic drugs are discovered by authorities and designated as controlled substances, chemists are finding ways to get around legal restrictions by creating new compounds for synthetic or “designer” drugs.

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