Drug Abuse

Read: Los Angeles Schools to Carry Narcan After Spate of Student Overdoses

Los Angeles Schools to Carry Narcan After Spate of Student Overdoses

All 1,400 schools will be equipped with the overdose-reversing drug after at least seven teens overdosed and one died.

Read: LA Dept. of Public Health: Counterfeit Pills Contaminated with Fentanyl Causing Drug Overdoses

LA Dept. of Public Health: Counterfeit Pills Contaminated with Fentanyl Causing Drug Overdoses

A health alert has been issued in Los Angeles after four adolescents overdosed after taking counterfeit narcotic pills; one of them was found dead at their school.

Read: Charges Against 4 Colorado Hospital Security Officers Dropped

Charges Against 4 Colorado Hospital Security Officers Dropped

The four hospital security officers were facing negligent homicide charges for their alleged roles in the death of a patient.

Read: 8 USC Fraternities Disaffiliate from the University

8 USC Fraternities Disaffiliate from the University

The move was prompted by USC’s new rules on rushing, drinking, and other activities that pose risks, especially to women.

Read: Arizona Governor Signs Anti-Hazing Legislation

Arizona Governor Signs Anti-Hazing Legislation

Until passage of HB 2322, Arizona was among only six states that did not have laws punishing hazing.

Read: School Behavioral Aide, Husband Arrested for Dealing Fentanyl to Students

School Behavioral Aide, Husband Arrested for Dealing Fentanyl to Students

The employee and her husband are believed to have furnished fentanyl to at least eight students, including one who overdosed.

Read: What Is Marijuana Wax and How Dangerous Is It?

What Is Marijuana Wax and How Dangerous Is It?

The marijuana wax drug, also known as marijuana oil, is highly potent and dangerous.

Read: Trend Alert: More Drug Overdoses Tied to Animal Tranquilizer

Trend Alert: More Drug Overdoses Tied to Animal Tranquilizer

Unlike opioids, there is no antidote for xylazine, which is often used to sedate large animals.

Read: University of Illinois Police Add Social Workers for More Effective Response to Mental Health Crises

University of Illinois Police Add Social Workers for More Effective Response to Mental Health Crises

UIPD’s Response, Evaluation and Crisis Help (REACH) initiative pairs social workers with police officers when responding to mental health-related emergencies.

Read: Signs a Student May Have a Substance Abuse Issue

Signs a Student May Have a Substance Abuse Issue

For some students, more time is spent in school than at home. Knowing the signs of substance abuse can save a life.

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