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  • 2017 NSDUH Reveals Drug Use Trends

    (December 14, 2018)

    (Winter 2018) The latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) revealed several new drug usage patterns in the U.S. One of these involves heroin. Although the drug’s use has seen an overall decline, there was barely a drop in heroin use among the 18- to 25- year-old demographic. This group also reported an […]

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  • Meth Use Surges Across U.S.

    (December 14, 2018)

    (Winter 2018) After waning on the drug scene, methamphetamine has made a big comeback nationwide. This could be, in part, due to the fact that meth is both less expensive and more potent than it had been. Currently, the drug is manufactured in large quantities by drug cartels in Mexico. This change occurred after U.S. […]

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  • Ohio Sees Sharp Rise in Fatalities Due to Meth Overdoses

    (December 14, 2018)

    (Winter 2018) Unfortunately, Ohio is not immune to the uptick in usage of stimulants such as amphetamines and methamphetamines. In fact, recent research shows stimulants were involved in 509 accidental overdose deaths of Ohioans in 2017, as compared to nine such fatalities in 2010 — an increase of more than 5,500%. Data analysis showed that […]

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  • Decline in Rx Opioid and Heroin Use, Death

    (December 14, 2018)

    (Winter 2018) Amid a country-wide drug crisis, there is, thankfully, some hopeful news to report. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that the amount of U.S. citizens who began heroin use fell by over half from 2016 to 2017. The number of individuals seeking treatment for drug abuse rose appreciably as […]

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  • Colombian Coca Crop Soars to Two-Decade High

    (September 21, 2018)

    (Fall 2018) Over 516,000 acres of land were used for coca cultivation in Colombia last year, a recent brief from the White House revealed. Coca, the source for cocaine, has been on the rise for the past five years and now has achieved a level of production not seen in over 20 years. In 2017, […]

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