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Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling

Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling

June 11, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but this picture is all about the numbers. With 38,329 people dying from drug overdoses in 2010, it’s hard to really grasp the lives lost, the families and friends in mourning, or the generations that will never be, for those who took too much of a drug or who fatally mixed two drugs together (including alcohol). Read More »

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Graphic name tag with text saying, "HELLO my name is TROUBLE."

Molly, Spice, and Orange Crush: Slang for Dangerous Drugs

May 28, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Molly,” the nickname given to MDMA, sounds hip and harmless compared to its actual name—which sounds like what it is, a chemical that you shouldn’t put in your body... Read More »

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A handful of dried spice leaves.

Spice Is Not Fake Marijuana—Not Even Close

May 14, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Spice, also known as K2 or “synthetic (manmade) marijuana,” is not nice. Read More »

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A collection of growing khat shrubs.

Let’s Talk About Khat

April 23, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Never heard of khat (pronounced “cot”)? That’s okay—not many people in the United States use it (its use isn’t measured, so we don’t know the exact numbers). Read More »

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Man holding a needle to give a teen girl an injection.

The Connection Between Pain Medications and Heroin

April 02, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Note: We published an updated version of this post in 2015. Read the updated version here. Read More »

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