Illegal Drug Threat In the past decade, there has been significant growth in the illicit trafficking of drugs throughout the United States. The Corpus Christi area continues to be threatened due to the close proximity to the U.S.- Mexico border. Even with the strong law enforcement presence devoted to combating this threat, the quantity of drugs being transported through the region remains staggering. Read more >>
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MARIJUANA - FACT OR FICTION
Due to the growth of drug abuse nationally and as a preventative measure, the HIDTA has created this website, StopDrugs Corpus Christi to educate the public about dangerous drug activity and provide a way for residents to report tips to provide leads for law enforcement. This community policing initiative has been designed to help keep our neighborhoods and families safe from illegal drugs and related criminal activity. Read More >>
State and federal health authorities are focusing on the role of contaminants or counterfeit substances as a likely cause of vaping-related lung illnesses - now up to 354 possible cases in 29 states, nearly double the number reported to be under investigation last week, The Washington Post has learned.
The investigation is "starting to point to what solvents are being used, and that can vary a lot"- especially in counterfeit or black-market products, including potentially mislabeled solvents that consumers buy themselves to make do-it-yourself "home brews," said an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is heading the investigation.
A clever marketing campaign has led you to believe marijuana is safe. See how marijuana has evolved. The darkside of the marijuana industry. Addiction, eviromental destruction, THC extraction, and the marketing towards today's youth. Click here for trailer or see full documentary below.
Under The Influence? Warning Signs Signs that let you know whether or not someone you know might be using drugs. Learn more >>
So You Think You Want To Try Drugs? If you think using drugs is a good idea, you need to learn how drugs affect every aspect of your life. The consequences are simply not worth the temporary feelings drugs offer. Learn more >>
54% of high school seniors do not think regular steroid use is harmful, the lowest number since 1980, when the National Institute on Drug Abuse started asking about perception on steroids.
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Help Capture Wanted Drug Fugitives Wanted drug criminals can be dangerous, therefore never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself. Always contact law enforcement for assistance.
COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard. Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape. People with opioid use disorder (OUD) and methamphetamine use disorder may also be vulnerable due to those drugs’ effects on respiratory and pulmonary health. Additionally, individuals with a substance use disorder are more likely to experience homelessness or incarceration than those in the general population, and these circumstances pose unique challenges regarding transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. All these possibilities should be a focus of active surveillance as we work to understand this emerging health threat. <<Full
The U.S. opioid crisis has evolved into a fentanyl crisis. Read More >>
Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisis Source: Adriana Belmonte (Yahoo) 6/12/19 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. Read More >>