Newsletter - New Trends and Emerging Threats - Victoria Countyhttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Victoria Countyen-us2019-02-16T14:26:42.5496652-06:00Counterfeit "Oxys" Containing Dangerous Fentanylhttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Victoria County&newsletterid=1648/16/2018 8:18:20 AM<font face="times">Police in Gulfport Mississippi have issued a warning to the public (May 7, 2018) about counterfeit Oxycodone tablets that look like regular &#8220;oxys&#8221; but are actually made of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl. Analysis in a DEA lab revealed the pills contained no oxycodone at all.Short Answers to Hard Questions About the Opiod Crisishttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Victoria County&newsletterid=1352/5/2018 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><span style="font-family: times;">With the death toll from drugs rising faster than ever, you might feel that you could use a little catching up. For a quick refresher, and more on the practical effects of a formal declaration of an emergency, here are answers to 12 critical questions.</span></div><div style=""><span style="font-family: times;"><br></span></div><div style=""><span style="font-family: times;"><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/03/upshot/opioid-drug-overdose-epidemic.html">&lt;&lt;More&gt;&gt;</a></span></div>Synthetic Cannabinoids Todayhttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Victoria County&newsletterid=2112/2/2016 12:00:00 AM<p><font face="times">This drug type is often inaccurately portrayed as being similar to marijuana. It is vital to educate the public about this myth and stress the need to clarify the very distinct differences between marijuana and these hazardous illicit synthetic chemicals.</font><br><font face="times"><br>Synthetic cannabinoids are known to the general public by names such as &#8220;synthetic marijuana,&#8221; &#8220;fake pot,&#8221; and &#8220;fake weed.&#8221; This misnomer implies that synthetic cannabinoids are similar to marijuana, but nothing could be further from the truth.