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Getting a Naloxone Kit in Nevada

Opioid misuse and overdose continue to be very serious problems in the United States.  Nevada is no exception. One of the major contributors to overdose deaths in Nevada is fentanyl…

Is Meth about to Kill More People in Nevada than Heroin?

Opioid-related deaths have been at epidemic heights for the past few years in Nevada, and numbers of deaths caused by heroin specifically have continued to climb every year, according to…

Are You Among the Groups Hardest Hit by Opioid Addiction and Overdose?

The rate of opiate abuse is going up across the country, and along with it, associated problems are becoming more common. More people are living with opiate addiction, dying of…

Continued Use of Opiate Drugs Common after Overdose

An estimated 91 percent of people who were hospitalized due to an overdose on prescription painkillers continued to take the medication after the event, according to a study published in…

What’s the Lethal Dosage of Xanax (Bars)?

Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine, or benzo, that is used to help treat people with anxiety and panic disorders. Benzos are prescription medications that act on GABA receptors to increase inhibitory…

What Is Cocaine Made From? Main Ingredients & Cocaine Cutting Agents

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant derived from the leaves of the coca plant, which is native to South America. The drug was originally used as an anesthetic and to constrict…

Can You Die from Taking Too Many Psychedelic Shrooms?

Psychedelic shrooms, also known as “magic mushrooms” or just “shrooms,” refer to mushrooms that contain a chemical called psilocybin. When ingested, the drug produces hallucinations, changes in mood and perception,…

Overdose Deaths in Nevada Rose by 10% in 2017

The Centers for Disease Control released a preliminary report this month that estimates that around 72,000 people in the US died of a drug overdose last year. This number is…

Top 5 Drugs People Overdose On

Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of death among people under the age of 50.1 More than 63,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease…

Vegas Vacay Pics Trigger Marriage-Ending Fight, Overdose

Things had not been going well for a long time in Winfred and Terry’s marriage. Though married for 30 years, the couple had been living their own lives from the…

Understanding What Occurs in a Benzodiazepine Overdose

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Popular brand names include Valium and Xanax. The first benzodiazepine drug, Librium, was marketed in 1955, and…

How Easy Is It to Overdose on Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a highly potent synthetic opioid, estimated to be 30-50 times more powerful than heroin and 50-10 times more powerful than morphine.1 Since fentanyl is so powerful, it is…

What Can Happen If You Use Too Many Nicotine Patches?

Most people who experience nicotine overdose will recover if emergency medical services are sought quickly, and long-term health problems from the event are uncommon. However, slow heartbeat and difficulty breathing…

What Will Happen if You Take Too Much Ketamine?

Pharmaceutical ketamine is a prescription medication, mostly used in veterinary medicine, but diverted and other illicit forms of the drug are often abused recreationally.1 Ketamine is classified as a dissociative…

What Are the Effects of Taking Too Much GHB?

GHB, which is short for 4-hydroxybutanoic acid, is a psychoactive drug characterized by depressant effects, euphoria, increased libido, lowered inhibitions, memory loss, and increased capacity for empathy. It is sometimes…

Over The Counter Drugs That Can Kill You

Many people associate overdose and other health dangers with powerful illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin or misused prescription opioids like oxycodone. However, it’s not just illegal drugs or prescription…

Can You Overdose On Acid (LSD)?

LSD, commonly called “acid,” is short for lysergic acid diethylamide, a substance derived from a hallucinogenic fungus. This drug is most commonly taken orally and produces vivid hallucinations and other…

Is It Possible to Overdose on Marijuana?

An overdose means that a person has taken a large enough amount of a drug for it to be toxic. Overdoses are not always fatal. They depend on how much…

How Much Ecstasy Would Result in an Overdose?

Drug overdose is a commonly used term associated with serious harm and death, but it’s rather hard to define. Technically, an overdose is considered to be any dose of a drug…

Drugs Contributed to Death of Woman at EDC in Las Vegas

Outside the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Nevada, a young woman collapsed in the parking lot and died due to a combination of dehydration, heat, and drug intoxication. According…

What Does a Prescription Drug Overdose Look Like?

A drug overdose occurs when an individual takes too much of a drug, and the body is unable to metabolize the substance, so the increase in the drug begins to…

How Much Cocaine Would Result in an Overdose?

Cocaine is an illegal stimulant drug that can be highly addictive. People who have taken cocaine often suffer intense side effects, both short- and long-term. Studies have estimated the dose…

What Medications Can Reverse a Heroin Overdose?

Heroin addiction, abuse, and overdose are on the rise.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, heroin poisoning, overdose, and death has tripled in the United States from 2000 to 2013,…

What Are the Risks of Alcohol Poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning occurs when an individual ingests too much alcohol too quickly for the liver to process the substance, and body functions become impaired, or even cease. There are several…

What to Do during a Heroin Overdose?

The powerful and rapid-acting opioid drug heroin is usually found in powder form and may be snorted, injected, smoked, or swallowed. Heroin enters the bloodstream quickly and binds to opioid…