Newsletter - True Storieshttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Storiesen-us2019-12-07T16:42:42.7690014-06:00Lung Illnesses focus on tainted vaping productshttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=2379/4/2019 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">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.</font></div><div style=""><font face="times">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.</font></div><div style=""><a href="https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Probe-of-lung-illnesses-focuses-on-tainted-vaping-14400663.php">&lt;&lt;Full Story&gt;&gt;</a></div>Medications You Shouldn't Mix with Alcoholhttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1973/26/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">Mixing alcohol with medications&#8212;including many over-the-counter medications&#8212;is a risky and unpredictable business. If you&#8217;re unsure, avoid alcohol completely until you can check with your pharmacist or healthcare provider.Americans More Likely to Die of Opioid Overdose Than Vehicle Accidenthttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1761/14/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">According to the report, Americans now have a 1 in 96 lifetime chance of dying from an opioid overdose. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103.Drug Overdose Deaths Skyrocketed Among Womenhttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1751/10/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">As America continues to combat its opioid epidemic, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses among women has soared in recent years, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.&nbsp; From 1999 to 2017, the drug overdose death rate among women 30 to 64 years old climbed more than 260%, according to the report published Thursday.Dozens Overdose in Connecticut Parkhttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1578/16/2018 7:56:17 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Police have made three arrests after more than 70 people overdosed in a Connecticut city.&nbsp;</font><span style="font-family: times;">Some 52 of the 71 overdoses happened on New Haven's downtown green, next to Yale University's campus, said Fire Chief John Alston.Get the Facts: Opioidshttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1566/18/2018 10:46:53 AMGet the facts on opioid use, overdoses, addiction, and many more.<div><a href="https://opioids.thetruth.com/o/the-facts/all">&lt;&lt;Take me to the facts&gt;&gt;</a></div>Danger of Extracting Honey Oil from Marijuanahttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1207/19/2017 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">Moreno Valley resident Alex Gonzales thought making butane honey oil &#8212; a powerful marijuana byproduct &#8212; in a Palm Springs motel room in 2015 would be a quick, simple task, until a spark caused the room to catch fire, severely burning him and his sleeping girlfriend.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">Gonzales, 25, and his girlfriend Selina Cervantes, 21, said Tuesday that they are trying to put their lives back together after the accident. Gonzales suffered major burns to much of his body, and had skin grafts over much of his right side.The Heroin Epidemichttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=9012/10/2016 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">Today is a somber day in our great nation. &nbsp;CNN just announced that the death toll attributed to heroin overdoses in the United States has exceeded deaths by gun violence.Synthetic opioid nicknamed 'pink' blamed for deaths of two 13 y/o Utah boyshttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=8811/4/2016 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">Ryan Ainsworth and Grant Seaver, both 13, were students at Treasure Mountain Junior High School in Park City, Utah. They were best friends who shared the hobbies of adventurous Utah teenagers &#8212; spending afternoons on skis, dirt bikes or skateboards.Kush City: Houston Hub for Latest Drug of Choicehttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=868/16/2016 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">Sypho Turner is only 56 years old, but when he sits on the trash-strewn pavement below the Southwest Freeway overpass near the Wheeler Metro Station in Midtown, the low light deepens his cracked skin, turns his toothless smile into a black pit and makes his battered face look like a well-worn catcher&#8217;s mitt. He&#8217;d pass for at least a few decades older, perhaps even for a corpse.Parents raise awareness after son's death from synthetic LSDhttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=82/25/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - He was just 16-years-old and died after taking a form of synthetic LSD.</p><p>The parents of Grant Hobson opened up about what happened on the same day 3 more Montgomery County teens are arrested on various drug charges.17-year-old fighting for her life after smoking synthetic marijuanahttps://stopdrugspasadena.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=71/9/2013 12:00:00 AM<p>HOUSTON (FOX 26) - <br>Synthetic marijuana are chemicals mixed with herbs that is supposed to give users a "high" similar to smoking weed.&nbsp; It is illegal in Texas and can often be very harmful, if not deadly.