As more and more states begin to legalize the usage of medical and recreational marijuana, will there be any significant effects of marijuana usage or a significant trend in usage of other substances such as opioids and alcohol? In 1996, California became the first state to legalize the usage of medical marijuana.
Is vaping a gateway into the usage of other drugs and alcohol? The saga for the popular e-cigarette brand Juul takes another surprising turn. On June 23, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned Juul from selling and marketing its popular e-cigarette products as well as the removal of all current inventory on the market.
A new drug is sweeping the nation, one that is creating an overdose epidemic. It is often prescribed by doctors and is sold on the street as well. It’s made its way into other drugs; these laced drugs are now the number one cause of overdose in the United States. This new drug is called Fentanyl. Fentanyl is an especially dangerous drug because when compared to other opioids such as heroin, oxycodone, and morphine to Fentanyl, Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent (1), according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Addressing a newly diagnosed mental disorder can feel daunting, and finding the right kind of treatment or therapy can be even more overwhelming. When seeking out therapy for specific issues, someone with depression or anxiety might try to find a psychologist or therapist through their insurance company, or by recommendation of a doctor.