An Epidemic: Inside America’s Growing Opioid Crisis

Inside America's Opioid Crisis

In 2015, over 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses (CDC). 33,000 were fatal and two-thirds were from opioids, both prescription painkillers, and heroin. The same year, for the first time ever, deaths from heroin alone surpassed gun homicides. This epidemic, like other drugs such as meth, is spread out; it affects big cities like Chicago and Baltimore just as it does small, rural Appalachia, New England, and parts of the Midwest.  Continue reading “An Epidemic: Inside America’s Growing Opioid Crisis” »

How is Synthetic Marijuana Becoming a National Crisis?

Spice. K2. Mr. Happy. No matter the catchy name, there is a killer running rampant in our nation. Synthetic marijuana is becoming more than a bad habit; in July, 300 people overdosed in Washington D.C. due to tainted synthetic marijuana. On August 15th, over 70 people overdosed in New Haven because of the drug. What does this mean for our nation?  Continue reading “How is Synthetic Marijuana Becoming a National Crisis?” »