Drug Slang Decoded: nurses benefit from keeping up with the lingo of drug users. Consider this: drug users get sick too, usually far more often than non-drug users; therefore, chances are that as a nurse, you will care for patients in this demographic at some point soon (if you haven't done so already)
Young adults from all walks of life are quickly transitioning from recreational use of opiate based prescription pain killers to heroin because the high is more powerful, the drug is cheaper, and there is more access due to an inexpensive flow of heroin from Mexico and the crackdown on prescription pain killers by government agencies and law enforcement officials. Drugs like heroin are blind to issues like demographics and income when it comes to addiction.
“The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged doctors to use opioids more judiciously, pointing to the easy availability of the drugs on the street and a mounting toll of overdose deaths; in 2008, the most recent year with available data, 14,800 people died in episodes involving prescription painkillers.” #Drug Abuse #Addiction #Painkillers #Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug addiction among pregnant women becoming 'monstrous tidal wave.' Youngest victims of prescription drug epidemic, tiny babies born already addicted to drugs their mothers were taking when they were pregnant. More than13,000 babies a year are born in America addicted to prescription painkillers like OxyContin, hydrocodone and other narcotic drugs, according to study released by JAMA. These babies may seem normal at birth, but within days they start having severe symptoms.
K9 Franz was an active member of the KCPD Drug Enforcement Unit from September 11, 2006 to July 5, 2012. K9 Franz was assigned to K9 handler Detective Garcia in Interdiction Unit . During his career K9 Franz seized 5,271.6 lbs of Marijuana, 78.4 lbs of Cocaine, 24.8 lbs of Methamphetamine, 33.5 lbs of Heroin, and $2,017,726.00 in U.S. currency. K9 Franz was also recognized and received 7 plaques from The National Police Canine Association for Narcotic Detection Cases throughout his career.
“This is a terrible drug ("bath salts") because it takes a combination of methamphetamine, and the paranoia and the aggressiveness, and LSD, the hallucinations, and PCP, the extreme paranoia that you get, combines it into one, and has unpredictable effects on human behavior,” Paul Adams, an emergency room doctor in Miami, told CNN