Saturday August 19th, 2017 3:29AM
Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioid painkillers
New report says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids
2:58PM ( 1 month ago )
GBI identifies two new forms of fentanyl at White County lab
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab in Cleveland has identified two new fentanyl analogues, one of which may be impervious to overdose reversal drugs.
9:41AM ( 1 month ago )
Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with AG policy
The tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to the recent emphasis in Appalachian states on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders
3:26AM ( 3 months ago )
More End the Epidemic interviews
Interviews from WDUN

What are opiods?

Opiods are drugs that reduce the intensity of pain signals. The word “opiod” comes from opium, a drug made from the poppy plant

What are they used for?

Many teens and young adults first use opiods when they are prescribed them by a dentist or oral surgeon, often for the removal of molars. Other teens and young adults may be prescribed them for a sports injury.

Why do some teens and young adults abuse opiods?

For a variety of reason – to party and to get high, or to cope with academic, social or emotional stress.

How do they abuse them?

Sometimes people get high by crushing pills into powder to snort, swallow or inject (after dissolving in water). Heroin in an illegal opiod that can be snorted, injected or smoked.

Where do they get the drugs?

The majority of teens and young adults abusing prescription drugs get them from medicine cabinets of family members and friends. Some hand out or sell their extra pills or pills they’ve acquired or stolen from classmates. A small minority of teens and young adults say they get their prescription drugs illicitly from doctors, pharmacists or online.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Medical Association of Georgia Foundation

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LISTEN: Star of "Ash vs. the Evil Dead," Bruce Campbell
Entertainment reporter Bill Wilson talks with the actor about his new book, "Hail to the Chin: More Confessions of a B Movie Actor."
4:21PM ( 2 days ago )