Fentanyl

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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is many times more powerful than morphine. Synthetic means created in the lab rather than obtained from a natural source.

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Cocaine

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Cocaine, derived from the coca plant, is an illegal drug that stimulates the brain’s reward pathway. It produces a feeling of euphoria and energy that can become highly addictive.

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Opioids

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Opioids are a class of drugs typically used for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. They include not only pain relievers available by prescription from a doctor, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®) and hydrocodone (Vicodin®), but also illegal drugs like heroin.

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“Dripping”: Is Unfiltered Vaping Toxic?

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Novel forms of vaping have hit YouTube and internet forums. “Dripping” is one such method. With traditional vaping, the “juice” passes through a filter where some of it gets trapped before each inhalation. With dripping, the filter is bypassed and a few drops of the “juice” are dripped directly onto the heated coils or atomizer of the device which produces a thicker vapor cloud.

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Synthetic Marijuana Spike

Synthetic Marijuana Spike

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With names like K2,Spice, Bliss, and Cloud Nine, and hundreds of others, the drugs often called “synthetic marijuana”, are – in reality – very different from marijuana.  They contain powerful chemicals called cannabimimetics and can cause dangerous health effects.  The drugs are made specifically to be abused. A recent synthetic …

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Have you ever heard of DEWSHINE?

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It’s been in the news lately. Four teen-aged boys were poisoned by drinking a concoction named “dewshine” they made from Mountain Dew soft drink and racing fuel. Two of them died. Coincidentally, there is a new soft drink called DewShine on the shelves, made by the same major beverage company that makes …

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E-Cigarette Devices

E-Cigarette Devices and Liquid Nicotine

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Electronic Vapor E-Cigarette Devices – Be aware and take care! Unfortunately, the vaping craze has reached the toddler set, according to the Missouri Poison Center call statistics. The adult market for smokeless e-cigarette devices that vaporize a nicotine-laced liquid has been booming. This means that curious kids can find themselves …

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