prescription painkiller addiction leads to heroin abuse

When my parents found out that I smoked cannabis as a teen, my dad sat me down and told me in all seriousness that marijuana would be the gateway to harder drugs like heroin, cocaine and so on. At the time I thought he and his “gateway” theory was just crazy talk.

Now though, it looks like we’re the ones that may have to sit our loved ones down and have the “gateway” talk (more…)

Green W-18 pills and powder spread over a mirror

Overdose Waiting to Happen

A new drug on the streets, W-18 has been called “an overdose waiting to happen.” This powerful synthetic opioid considered up to 10,000 time stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than Fentanyl, a powerful painkiller.