5 Things Everyone Should Know About Fentanyl

The opioid crisis has been making headlines recently, with fentanyl as a particularly hot topic. If you work in education or in the justice system, you’ve probably heard or seen some of the damaging effects of this drug.  What is Fentanyl?  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that was originally developed for medical purposes.  It’s intended […]

Prescription Drugs and Alcohol: 5 Harmful Combinations

According to research done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 55% of adults in the United States are using prescription medication. The latest available data from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) says that approximately 55% of adults in the United States reported consuming alcohol in a typical […]

Ways Schools and Families can Prevent Opioid Misuse

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and the most common fatal overdose is opioids. While opioid misuse among teens has been going down, two in three adults treated for opioid use disorder started using opioids when they were younger than age 25. 

The Difference Between Kleptomania and Stealing

Both kleptomania and traditional stealing are serious problems that are very harmful for both individuals and businesses. However, many people do not understand the fundamental differences between kleptomania and stealing. In this blog, we will break down each and explain the primary differences between the two.

What are Opioids?

The opioid crisis continues to affect families around the world. As the powerful class of drugs kill about 136 people1  in the U.S. each day, you may be wondering: what exactly are opioids?