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Category Archives: Turning Points of View

How to Detect Warning Signs of Stimulant Use

Stimulants are a class of drugs that “stimulate” the central nervous system to increase energy, elevate mood, and heighten focus and motivation. Although some stimulants are legitimately prescribed to treat conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, this class of medication is often abused, misused, and diverted. Stimulants are frequently used without a prescription (Read More…)

The Dangers of Club Drugs

Club drugs are psychoactive drugs often used by teens and young adults at parties, bars, nightclubs, and concerts. They cause changes in mood and awareness, enabling users to feel less inhibited and more social. The most commonly used club drugs include GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, MDMA (Ecstasy), Methamphetamine and LSD (Acid). Most forms of these drugs (Read More…)

Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Task Force

The NOPE Task Force was conceived in Palm Beach County, Florida, in 2002 by community leaders concerned about the drug overdose crisis and family members who had lost loved ones to drug-related deaths. At that time, Palm Beach County had the fastest-growing rate of drug overdose deaths in Florida. Striving to realize their vision—a world (Read More…)

Proper Securing and Safeguarding of Medication and Alcohol in the Home

Almost 92 million adults in the U.S. took a prescription opioid like OxyContin in 2015, according to a National Survey on Drug Use reported by CBS News. The number for 2019 is likely to be similar, all of which adds up to millions of pills consumed each year. Of those prescribed pills, how many end (Read More…)