Category: Drug Abuse

New Studies Show Donor Hearts From Drug Abusers are Still Viable

August 11th, 2021
  Two new studies show that hearts from donors who abused drugs can be safely donated.   Opioid Crisis and Heart Donations   In the past two decades, the opioid crisis has taken the lives of thousands of Americans-often young, otherwise healthy peo… more »

“Benadryl Challenge” Sends Children to the Hospital

September 23rd, 2020
  The “Benadryl Challenge” urges kids to overdose on the over the counter antihistamine Benadryl.   Benadryl Overdose   The challenge was posted on the popular social media app, TikTok. Users dared each other to take large amounts of the medicatio… more »

Retail Stores Start Using Blue Lights in Restrooms

July 5th, 2018
To discourage drug use in public restrooms, some retailers have started installing blue lights in their facilities. Blue Lighting in Store Bathrooms Blue lights are meant to discourage people from using drugs in store restrooms by making it more diffi… more »