Fentanyl Heroin Deaths in Maryland

Between September 2013 and January 2014, public health programs in Maryland have reported that 37 people have died from heroin laced with fentanyl. During that time period, over 300 people died from heroin overdoses in the state. Thus, fentanyl accounted for over 10 percent of all heroin deaths in the five month period. (Additional heroin… Continue reading Fentanyl Heroin Deaths in Maryland

Street Price of Heroin in Perth, Australia

According to reader submitted information to Havocscope, the street price of a gram of heroin in Australian city of Perth is $500. To buy a quarter gram, the reported price is $200, and for half a gram the street price is $350. The submitted information was based upon street prices as of January 1, 2014.… Continue reading Street Price of Heroin in Perth, Australia

Synthetic Drugs in Colombia

Criminal justice programs across Colombia report that synthetic drugs are more popular with users that traditional forms of illegal drugs. In the capital of Bogota, synthetic drugs are used more often than marijuana, cocaine and heroin, according to the National Police of Colombia. A study conducted in 2013 found that there were 130 points of… Continue reading Synthetic Drugs in Colombia

Babies Addicted to Cocaine in England

In 2012, there were 3 babies being born each day in England that were addicted to cocaine, heroin and other types of drugs. 1,129 babies were born with “neonatal withdrawal symptoms”, according to the National Health Service. The number of babies born addicted to drugs was 11 percent higher than the number born in 2008.… Continue reading Babies Addicted to Cocaine in England

Drug Arrests in China in First Half of 2013

In the first half of 2013, security services in China seized about 4.1 tonnes of heroin across the country. The amount seized was 12.5 percent higher than the amount seized in the first half of 2012. 6 tonnes of ketamine, an anesthetic drug primarily used by Veterinarians, were also seized during the time period, an… Continue reading Drug Arrests in China in First Half of 2013

Opium Production in Myanmar in 2013

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that 870 metric tons of opium was produced in Myanmar in 2013. The amount produced is 26 percent higher than the 2012 production levels. Myanmar is the world’s second largest producer of opium after Afghanistan, which produced 5,500 metric tons of opium in 2013. Heroin trafficking… Continue reading Opium Production in Myanmar in 2013

Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Abuse in Las Vegas

841 people in Clark County (which includes the city of Las Vegas) died in 2012 from accidentally overdosing on drugs. Most of the deaths involved prescription drugs. As previously mentioned, there is a direct link between the rise in prescription drug abuse and a rise in heroin abuse across the United States, and the link… Continue reading Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Abuse in Las Vegas

American Students who Smoke Marijuana

36 percent of high school seniors in the United States stated that they smoked marijuana in 2013. Over 12 percent of eight graders also smoked marijuana during the year. Nearly 60 percent of seniors stated that they did not view marijuana use as harmful, compared to 55 percent in 2012. According to an annual survey… Continue reading American Students who Smoke Marijuana