Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Zachs Story
25 followers -
Read Zach's Story at: zacharycrottystory.blogspot.com
Read Zach's Story at: zacharycrottystory.blogspot.com

25 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
As this deadly opioid epidemic continues, pl. urge everyone you know to read Zach's Story. We elieve he left his journals for a reason - to help save lives.
http://zacharycrottystory.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_7.html
Add a comment...

DEA COLLECTS RECORD-SETTING AMOUNT OF MEDS AT LATEST NATIONAL R/X TAKE-BACK DAY

Suzanne Crotty·Friday, May 6, 20162 Reads
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release
DEA COLLECTS RECORD-SETTING AMOUNT OF MEDS AT LATEST NATIONAL R/X TAKE-BACK DAY
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans turned in more unused prescription drugs at the most recent DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day than on any of the previous ten events since it began in 2010, demonstrating their understanding of the value of this service.


Last weekend the DEA and over 4,200 of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners collected 893,498 pounds of unwanted medicines—about 447 tons—at almost 5,400 sites spread through all 50 states, beating its previous high of 390 tons in the spring of 2014 by 57 tons, or more than 114,000 pounds. The top five states with the largest collections, in order, were Texas (almost 40 tons); California (32 tons); Wisconsin (31 tons); Illinois (24 tons); and Massachusetts (24 tons).


The majority of prescription drug abusers report in surveys that they get their drugs from friends and family. Americans understand that cleaning out old prescription drugs from medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, and bedside tables reduces accidents, thefts, and the misuse and abuse of these medicines, including the opioid painkillers that accounted for 20,808 drug overdoses—78 a day—in 2014 (the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Eight out of 10 new heroin users began by abusing prescription painkillers and moved to heroin when they could no longer obtain or afford those painkillers.


“These results show that more Americans than ever are taking the important step of cleaning out their medicine cabinets and making homes safe from potential prescription drug abuse or theft,” said DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg. “Unwanted, expired or unused prescription medications are often an unintended catalyst for addiction. Take-Back events like these raise awareness of the opioid epidemic and offer the public a safe and anonymous way to help prevent substance abuse.”
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
From the article "Opiate addiction needs to be regarded as a disease with no stigma attached. As far as treatment, there is very limited in-patient treatment. Denial is a predominant symptom of addiction. This denial encompasses the individual, the family and the community at large. Many communities do not believe that this is occurring in their neighborhood. We must take efforts to intervene prior to the lives being adversely affected by addiction in the first place. Saving our children, family members and friends must become a priority.
We as a community should take the responsibility to educate ourselves about this increasing epidemic. As with all diseases, we need to support prevention efforts, acute intervention and long-term treatment."
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Anyone who recently purchased packets of heroin should discard them or risk dying should they ingest the deadly drugs, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Health Commissioner Gale R. Burstein said.
“The vast majority of the deaths, 19 of the 23, are believed to be related to heroin laced with an extremely fatal batch of fetanyl,” Poloncarz said. “If you have a packet of this drug you recently purchased, it is basically a death sentence.”
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded