Newsletter - In The News - Houston Drugs The News - Houston Drugsen-us2023-10-04T09:19:49.8859869-05:00Synthetic Opioids Are an Everything Problem The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=2966/9/2022 12:00:00 AMFatal drug overdoses—primarily from illegally manufactured synthetic opioids—have increased sharply in recent years. And they're not slowing down.Former Football Player Sentenced in Carfentanil Overdose Death of Star Athlete The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=2912/17/2022 12:00:00 AM<p style="text-align: center; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: rgb(23, 30, 36); font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, Times, serif; font-size: 14px;">A 27 year-old Katy resident and former football star at both Cinco Ranch High School and Rice University has been ordered to federal prison for distributing a deadly synthetic opioid, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B.Opioid Overdoses Are Helping Fuel the Pandemic’s Death Toll The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=2843/26/2021 12:00:00 AM<h2 size="2" class="Heading__HeadingStyled-sc-1w5xk2o-0-h2 cWIFTE Heading-sc-1w5xk2o-1 HeroArticle__ArticleDeck-sc-1gllxr3-0 bEFVwd faBSay" spacing="0" style="text-align: center; font-family: times;"><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="line-height: normal; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;text-align:center;line-height:normal;mso-outline-level:3;background:white;mso-collapsed-heading:yes"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Times, serif; color: black; font-weight: normal;">Interruptions andisolation tied to COVID-19 have likely made an already deadly pandemic evendeadlier.&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:0in;text-align:center;line-height:normal;mso-outline-level:3;background:white"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Times, serif; color: black; font-weight: normal;">The New York Times recently calculated that there wereapproximately 574,000 excess deaths in the United States during the first yearof the COVID-19 pandemic, from mid-March of 2020 to late February of this year.<o:p></o:p></span></p><br></p></h2>Not My Kid - Everything you need to know about underage drinking The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=2301/7/2021 12:00:00 AM<div style="text-align: center;"><p class="ssrcss-1q0x1qg-paragraph" align="center" style="margin:0in;text-align:center;line-height:150%;background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Times&quot;,serif;color:black;background:white">The goal of this toolkit is to educate and inform parents,guardians, and adults about the dangers and implications of underage drinking;provide a guide that includes recommendations and resources to strengthen andencourage open conversation with youth about alcohol use; and promote a bestpractices approach to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and youngadults.</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p><br></div>Know the Risks of Marijuana The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=27912/17/2020 12:00:00 AM<section class="summary" style="text-align: center;"><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;line-height:150%"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;line-height:150%"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Marijuanause comes with real risks that can impact a person&#8217;s health and life.&nbsp;</span></p></section>Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisis The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1826/12/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">The opioid crisis has ravaged through the U.S., taking hundreds of thousands of lives and costing the country an estimated $37 billion. Nearly 400,000 people died from an opioid overdose between 1999 and 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the number of overdose deaths tied to opioids was six times higher in 2017 than it was eight years prior.Anger, hope from families and survivors of opioid crisis The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1703/28/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">A multimillion-dollar settlement in the nation's deadliest drug crisis brought no relief to Jodi Barber, whose 19-year-old son died of a prescription drug overdose. He became addicted to painkillers after breaking his collarbone.</font><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: times;"><a href="">&lt;&lt;Full Story&gt;&gt;</a></span></div>Opioid epidemic is a uniquely American problem The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1511/30/2019 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. The gun was intended to kill himself.Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Numbers The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1451/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<div>Nearly 2 in 5 students in 12th grade report past-year vaping, raising concerns about the impact on brain health and potential for addiction.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div>Narcotics: Drugs of abuse are everywhere The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=14010/17/2018 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">About 30 Kingwood-area residents may have learned more about narcotics in one hour than they likely had learned over their entire lives when they attended the Feb. 20 Kingwood Positive Interaction Program (PIP) meeting.</font><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div style="text-align: center;"><font face="times"><a href="">&lt;&lt;Full Article&gt;&gt;</a></font></div>Family's Fentanyl Tragedy The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1286/18/2018 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">PLAISTOW, N.H. &#8211;&nbsp; On an autumn afternoon in 2014, Jim Zanfagna received a phone call from his son-in-law, alerting him to a string of alarming messages that were surfacing on Facebook.Dangers of CBD oil The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1265/24/2018 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">The Houston Police Department has recently seized products labeled as CBD (cannabidiol) oil that was being marketed for use in vaporizers at several smoke shops in Houston. HPD executed three search warrants, recovering hundreds of bottles of this substance.VICE - Carfentanil The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=905/30/2017 12:00:00 AMThe Risks of Carfentanil