Substance Abuse and Teens: A Deadly Combination

In the United States, over 96,000 people died from drug overdose between March 2020 and March 2021. Alarming, isn’t it? Even more disturbing is that this number has only gotten higher over the past decade. Worst yet, the rise in deaths due to overdose has almost...

Can Brain Surgery Cure Drug Addiction?

For many people suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD), finding a cure to end their plight has been a challenge. Some of them may have tried different methods to help them stop using drugs to no avail. However, recently, a man who underwent experimental brain...

Does Oxycodone Show Up on a Drug Test?

Oxy is the abbreviation of oxycodone, a medication for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Doctors prescribe it when other medications and treatments are ineffective. It comes from thebaine, an opium alkaloid. The question is – does oxycodone show up on a...

How Mouth Swab Drug Tests Work

In this post, we look at how mouth swab drug tests work. Saliva drug tests are a convenient option at your disposal in the fight to keep U.S. citizens safe and healthy. According to the CDC, in 2018, almost 12% of people aged 12 and above reported past-month illicit...

How To Test Your Drugs For Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times stronger than morphine and heroin. The presence of fentanyl has often been found in cocaine, heroin, and other prohibited drugs.  Fentanyl test strips help people assess their risk of overdose and adjust their usage...