Cost of Opioid Abuse to America is $78 billion dollars a year.  142 die a day of drug overdose; Every 3 weeks same amount as those who died in 911.  20-50% death rate for those who use opioids for 20 years.
More young people die of opioid abuse than car crashes and gun shootings combined.  33,091 in 2015. 20,000 in 2014.  15,000 in 2013; Quadrupled since 2010.
Three out of four heroin addicts started with opioids prescription.  This is the largest drug addiction in the history of the USA.  The USA has more users of opioid (prescription/other) than any other country.  It kills more whites.

Lexington County – 25 deaths in 2015.  668 going to ERs for heroin Overdose 2012-2014.
Richland County heroin cases 163 in 2015, 97 in 2015, 28 in 2014.  USC- 8 known deaths last year for drug overdose.
Ohio has the most heroin related deaths of any state, with 1,444 in 2015, but users are quickly switching to Fentanyl for a more powerful high.
SC Collegiate Recovery- Trying to start a new 5013C to help SC Colleges recognize, educate, prevent, drug abuse, and help those who are in addiction.  Modeled after 130 universities that have this program- Texas Tech 1st.

23-25 million Americans are in chronic pain- tempted to use opioids though evidence is that opioids do not provide long term relief- instead provide long term problems:
addiction, brain toxicity, neonatal abstinence (when babies are addicted because their mothers are addicted), deaths, psychotic disorders, peronsality discoerder, physical/sexual abuse, crime to get funds to buy drugs, pulmonary emobolism, endo carditis, Hepatitis C, HIV.
80% of Heroin users start with opioid prescription drugs.

Oxycodone pill $60-$80 each on the street.  Heroin is cheaper sometimes $10/dose (Kershaw County SD).

Fentanyl is the top cause of drug deaths in New Hampshire and claims the lives of hundreds in New York, but many users don’t even realize they’re taking it. Fentanyl is often mixed in heroin or in pills without the user knowing. This is considered a contributing factor to the death of musician Prince.

Fentanyl is the fastest growing abused drug in the United States; the number of encounters has more than doubled from 5,343 in 2014 to 13,882 in 2015.
Heroin use is much higher among marijuana users.  Even where marijuana is legalized.

Why not do drugs?  1) Illegal; 2) Personally destructive- makes mind/body useless; 3) May be ultimately destructive- dangerous; 4) God disapproves of drunkenness or using a different kind of spirit; 5) Can make you do things that you permanently regret- pregnancy, rape, stealing, break up of family/friends, lose jobs, drop out of education, health issues (AIDS, glomerulosclerosis of kidney);
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HOW TO COMBAT?
1) SPIRITUALLY- A) Prayer; B) What Bible says (see end of page); C) Fellowship with those who avoid it.
2) SOCIALLY- Speak out against drug abuse; HELP/GET HELP FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER
3) PHYSICALLY- Seek to change Laws; Debate about legality as a way to curb use.
4) MENTALLY- Education- drugs lead to drop out rates, and abuses  the mind.

Treatment, Prevention, Rescue, Supply  14,000 treatment centers- but 90% not trained properly- fewer standards.
Good Samaritan laws- stigmatize drugs not stigmatize people; There is tremendous pressure to legalize drugs.  But evidence is that normalizing drug use enhances harder (opioid) drug use.
Brains are the repository of our humanity.  Defend our brains.

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Opioid drugs work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body. They reduce the sending of pain messages to the brain and reduce feelings of pain.

Opioids are used to treat moderate to severe pain that may not respond well to other pain medications.

Some types of prescribed opioid drugs include:

 

BRAND NAMES

Fiorional with Codeine, Robitussin A-C, Tylenol with Codeine, Empirin with Codeine, Roxanol, Duramorph, Demerol

STREET NAMES

Captain Cody, Cody, Schoolboy, Doors & Fours, Pancakes & Syrup, Loads, M, Miss Emma, Monkey, White Stuff, Demmies
Pain killer

BRAND NAMES

Actiq, Duragesic, Sublimaze, OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet, Tylox, Dilaudid,
STREET NAMES

Apache, China girl, Dance fever, Goodfella, Murder 8, Tango and Cash, China white, Friend, Jackpot, TNT, Oxy 80, Oxycat, Hillbilly heroin, Percs, Perks ,Juice, Dillies

 

 

Cost of Opioid Abuse to America is $78 billion dollars a year.  142 die a day of drug overdose; Every 3 weeks same amount as those who died in 911.  20-50% death rate for those who use opioids for 20 years.
More young people die of opioid abuse than car crashes and gun shootings combined.  33,091 in 2015. 20,000 in 2014.  15,000 in 2013; Quadrupled since 2010.
Three out of four heroin addicts started with opioids prescription.  This is the largest drug addiction in the history of the USA.  The USA has more users of opioid (prescription/other) than any other country.  It kills more whites.

Lexington County – 25 deaths in 2015.  668 going to ERs for heroin Overdose 2012-2014.
Richland County heroin cases 163 in 2015, 97 in 2015, 28 in 2014.  USC- 8 known deaths last year for drug overdose.
Ohio has the most heroin related deaths of any state, with 1,444 in 2015, but users are quickly switching to Fentanyl for a more powerful high.
SC Collegiate Recovery- Trying to start a new 5013C to help SC Colleges recognize, educate, prevent, drug abuse, and help those who are in addiction.  Modeled after 130 universities that have this program- Texas Tech 1st.

23-25 million Americans are in chronic pain- tempted to use opioids though evidence is that opioids do not provide long term relief- instead provide long term problems:
addiction, brain toxicity, neonatal abstinence (when babies are addicted because their mothers are addicted), deaths, psychotic disorders, peronsality discoerder, physical/sexual abuse, crime to get funds to buy drugs, pulmonary emobolism, endo carditis, Hepatitis C, HIV.
80% of Heroin users start with opioid prescription drugs.

Oxycodone pill $60-$80 each on the street.  Heroin is cheaper sometimes $10/dose (Kershaw County SD).

Fentanyl is the top cause of drug deaths in New Hampshire and claims the lives of hundreds in New York, but many users don’t even realize they’re taking it. Fentanyl is often mixed in heroin or in pills without the user knowing. This is considered a contributing factor to the death of musician Prince.

Fentanyl is the fastest growing abused drug in the United States; the number of encounters has more than doubled from 5,343 in 2014 to 13,882 in 2015.
Heroin use is much higher among marijuana users.  Even where marijuana is legalized.

Why not do drugs?  1) Illegal; 2) Personally destructive- makes mind/body useless; 3) May be ultimately destructive- dangerous; 4) God disapproves of drunkenness or using a different kind of spirit; 5) Can make you do things that you permanently regret- pregnancy, rape, stealing, break up of family/friends, lose jobs, drop out of education, health issues (AIDS, glomerulosclerosis of kidney);
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HOW TO COMBAT?
1) SPIRITUALLY- A) Prayer; B) What Bible says (see end of page); C) Fellowship with those who avoid it.
2) SOCIALLY- Speak out against drug abuse; HELP/GET HELP FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER
3) PHYSICALLY- Seek to change Laws; Debate about legality as a way to curb use.
4) MENTALLY- Education- drugs lead to drop out rates, and abuses  the mind.

Treatment, Prevention, Rescue, Supply  14,000 treatment centers- but 90% not trained properly- fewer standards.
Good Samaritan laws- stigmatize drugs not stigmatize people; There is tremendous pressure to legalize drugs.  But evidence is that normalizing drug use enhances harder (opioid) drug use.
Brains are the repository of our humanity.  Defend our brains.

*********************************

Opioid drugs work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body. They reduce the sending of pain messages to the brain and reduce feelings of pain.

Opioids are used to treat moderate to severe pain that may not respond well to other pain medications.

Some types of prescribed opioid drugs include:

 


BRAND NAMES

Fiorional with Codeine

Robitussin A-C

Tylenol with Codeine

Empirin with Codeine

Roxanol

Duramorph

Demerol

STREET NAMES

Captain Cody

Cody

Schoolboy

Doors & Fours

Pancakes & Syrup

Loads
M
Miss Emma
Monkey
White Stuff
Demmies
Pain killer

BRAND NAMES

Actiq

Duragesic

Sublimaze

OxyContin

Percodan

Percocet

Tylox

Dilaudid

STREET NAMES

Apache

China girl

Dance fever

Goodfella

Murder 8

Tango and Cash

China white

Friend

Jackpot

TNT

Oxy 80

Oxycat

Hillbilly heroin

Percs

Perks

Juice
Dillies

 

 

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