The abuse of crystal meth among the LGBTQ+ community has been a prominent health concern for decades. However, abuse is especially prominent among gay and bisexual men after gaining popularity in the 1990s, steadily increasing into a modern epidemic. But how did this trend begin and why has it gotten worse? Let’s explore.
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 […]
All Zach Carlisle ever wanted was to fit in and have friends. He primarily spent his childhood in Flower Mound, Texas, where he grew up in a loving, supportive, and religious home. Zach yearned to really belong with a group of his peers even though he was a shy and reserved child. He connected with […]
The overall impact of illegal drugs and substance abuse on American society is massive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdose deaths have risen from 16,849 in 1999 to 70,237 in 2017.1 In terms of finances, the numbers are just as grim.
Drug classification and scheduling systems are helpful ways for people of all backgrounds and professions to clearly distinguish the potential dangers of various drugs and prescription medications. But for those who don’t understand the classification system, it may just seem like a bunch of legal jargon and nonsense.
With the worsening opioid crisis in the U.S., opioid drugs have taken center stage, but what about the growing U.S. meth problem? Methamphetamine addiction and abuse are back with a vengeance, but few people are talking about the consequences as opioid overdose deaths continue to overshadow the damage being done by meth.
Drug testing is a regular part of the hiring process and a person may also be drug tested for various other reasons. If you or a loved one is abusing drugs, the drugs you are using will likely be detected by a urine, hair, or blood test.
A new stimulant is trending in Florida and across the nation. It’s called Flakka, and it has been the central component in several bizarre reports involving the use of bath salts.
As more drugs become controlled substances, new synthetic alternatives are hitting the streets claiming to be legal versions of illicit drugs and promising similar effects with little to no risks. However, as many new drugs are being marketed as “dietary supplements” in the hopes of avoiding regulations and inspections, they are often unmonitored and can […]
Over the last decade, Houston, and Texas as a whole have experienced increases in the illicit trafficking of drugs and overdose deaths. However, according to a recent report from Houston Public Media, opioids may not be the biggest concern in the Greater Houston area. The state’s leading researcher on drugs and drug trends in Texas […]