Once a renowned varsity field hockey player and esteemed dog groomer, Kelsey’s bright future is now dimmed by her Tranq (Xylazine) addiction. Having lost a hand and at risk of losing her legs, she’s been denied treatment at multiple East Coast centers due to her severe wounds. This article delves into the dangers of ‘Tranq’ while sharing Kelsey’s poignant journey.
New Group of Synthetic Opioids Nitazenes Stronger Than Fentanyl and Connected to Overdose Fatalities
A recent study has highlighted the emergence of Nitazenes, a potent class of synthetic opioids potentially more powerful than the notorious Fentanyl. As the opioid crisis in the U.S. continues to escalate, these new players in the illicit drug market pose an even greater risk. With the capability to bypass existing Fentanyl regulations, the rise […]
DUI classes are required for DUI charges, with hours varying based on factors. This helps people understand the seriousness of impaired driving and the state’s duty to protect the public.
Recovery influencers do more than share stories; they build connections and fight stigmas on social media. This article examines the complexity of recovery influencer’s relationship with their followers, examining how their actions can ripple through the community, affecting trust and shaping the general view of the recovery journey. What Recovery Influencers Bring to […]
The nation is grappling with emerging challenges two decades after Portugal revolutionized its approach to drug policy, pioneering a decriminalization model that inspired similar efforts globally. Though the Portuguese model reduced HIV transmission rates, overdose deaths, and prison populations, urban centers like Porto now witness an alarming resurgence of visible drug use and related criminal […]
In a country celebrated for its achievements, a harrowing statistic casts a dark shadow: Nearly 1 in 10 American adults have experienced the indescribable pain of losing a family member to a drug overdose. That’s more than the population of New York City alone grappling with such devastating grief. As the epidemic spirals, it’s crucial […]
The Biden Administration has committed a considerable sum of $450 million to combat America’s overdose crisis, a significant step forward. This commitment is not just about money; it is a powerful declaration to tackle one of the most significant health issues in the United States. Dive in as we unpack this game-changing move and explore […]
September is National Recovery Month, a powerful reminder of the strength and resilience that individuals battling substance use disorders possess. With the tagline “Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” this month emphasizes the transformative power of treatment and highlights that recovery is possible for everyone. In this article, we cover the background and objectives of […]
The misuse of Xylazine, also known as ‘Tranq,’ has become a growing concern for public health. Originally intended for veterinary medicine, humans are now using this drug for its sedative, anesthetic, and muscle-relaxing properties–often with dangerous consequences. As its misuse continues to rise, it’s crucial to recognize the signs and symptoms of Xylazine exposure or […]
Going to rehab is a monumental step toward recovery and wellness, but it’s also a time fraught with logistical and emotional challenges. One often overlooked aspect is the question of what to do with your pets while you’re away. For many, pets are more than just animals; they are emotional anchors, companions, and even considered […]