Newsletter - In The News - Corpus Christi Drugshttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Corpus Christi Drugsen-us2021-09-26T01:17:27.5218323-05:00Not My Kid - Everything you need to know about underage drinkinghttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=2311/7/2021 11:01:21 AMThe 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 and encourage open conversation with youth about alcohol use; and promote a best practices approach to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and young adults.&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri;"><a href="http://fortbendcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FBCPC_Not-My-Kid_Underage-Drinking-Toolkit-2-1.pdf" style="text-decoration-line: underline;" id="" name=""><font color="#0080ff">&nbsp;&lt;Click Here to Download the Tool-Kit&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></a></span>Know the Risks of Marijuanahttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=27012/17/2020 12:00:00 AM<section class="summary">Marijuana use comes with real risks that can impact a person&#8217;s health and life.&nbsp;Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the U.S.Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19https://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=24012/17/2020 12:00:00 AMOver 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p1218-overdose-deaths-covid-19.html">&lt;Read More&gt;</a>Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisishttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1836/12/2019 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.Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Findshttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1723/11/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">Kratom is often marketed by its fans as being &#8220;safe&#8221; because it is plant based.&nbsp; People use it to treat pain, anxiety and depression.Opioid epidemic is a uniquely American problemhttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1531/30/2019 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 Numbershttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1471/15/2019 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="https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/monitoring-future-2018-survey-results">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div>High Means DUIhttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1192/7/2018 12:00:00 AM<div>-Driver high on marijuana to receive 6 years prison when he killed cyclist.</div><div>-Marijuana related fatal car accidents surge in Washington State after legalization.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="http://highmeansdui.org/">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>Corpus Christi Police bust drug operationhttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=7710/24/2016 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">A major drug sales operation was broken up with five arrests and the seizure of more than a dozen weapons and various drugs from an apartment on the city's Southside, Corpus Christi police said.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">"The large amount of seized drugs, cash and weaponry suggests this was a large scale supplier of synthetic cannabis and other narcotics within Corpus Christi," police said in a news release.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">Investigators collected more than 18 pounds of synthetic cannabinoid &#8212; a chemical found in marijuana &#8212; and two ounces of marijuana. They also collected five ounces of methamphetamine and more than half an ounce of various types of cocaine from the apartment in the 3800 block of Caravelle Parkway, near Carroll High School.