Back in May of 2019, a coroner in Louisiana claimed to have recorded the first death exclusively caused by weed.
Toxicology results for a woman who died suggested she was killed by an excess amount of THC, the primary psychoactive component of weed, the coroner, Christy Montegut, told the New Orleans Advocate. Montegut failed to find anything else—drugs, alcohol, disease—that could have attributed to her death.
It’s relatively new to America’s drug scene, but in the last few years, its victims have included everyone from musician Prince to a 10-year-old boy in Miami. The culprit is fentanyl, a lesser-known—but incredibly lethal—opioid that has become increasingly prevalent in the United States.
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Some U.S. counties have seen a 70-fold increase in drug overdose deaths in the last few decades, a new study finds.
Continue reading Drug Overdose Deaths Increased 70-Fold in These US Counties
The U.S. is currently embroiled in an opioid epidemic—the drugs were involved in 28,647 deaths in 2014, up 200 percent from the year 2000. And while researchers have developed painkillers that are harder to abuse andmedications that reduce the effects of opioids once a person has overdosed, there is currently nothing on the market to stop opioids’ effects altogether. Now a team of researchers is hoping to change that.
Continue reading A VACCINE THAT MAKES YOUR BODY DESTROY OPIOIDS
Eminem sat down with Men’s Journal to talk about how the boxing film ‘Southpaw’ is similar to a real situation he went through in December 2007, when Slim Shady overdosed on pills and was taken to a hospital, where his addiction to Vicodin and Valium took over his life.
Continue reading Eminem Details 2007 Overdose & Rehab Recovery