Newsletter - Victoria County Drugs In The Newshttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The Newsen-us2019-09-19T23:08:39.3793476-05:00Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Findshttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=2073/11/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">Kratom is often marketed by its fans as being &#8220;safe&#8221; because it is plant based.&nbsp; People use it to treat pain, anxiety and depression.Opioid epidemic is a uniquely American problemhttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=1851/30/2019 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. The gun was intended to kill himself.High Means DUIhttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=1432/7/2018 12:00:00 AM<div>-Driver high on marijuana to receive 6 years prison when he killed cyclist.</div><div>-Marijuana related fatal car accidents surge in Washington State after legalization.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="http://highmeansdui.org/">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pillshttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=1004/19/2017 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">On October 26, 2015, CDC issued HAN 384 (<a href="http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00384.asp">http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00384.asp</a>) that alerted (1) public health departments, health care professionals, first responders, and medical examiners and coroners of the increase in fentanyl-related unintentional overdose fatalities in multiple states primarily driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) (i.e., non-pharmaceutical fentanyl); (2) provided recommendations for improving detection of fentanyl-related overdose outbreaks; and (3) encouraged states to expand access to naloxone and training for administering naloxone to reduce opioid overdose deaths.<br><br><br><a href="https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00395.asp">See More&gt;&gt;</a></font>Drug bust nets UHV professorhttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=825/17/2016 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">A University of Houston-Victoria professor was one of 14 people arrested Tuesday as part of a multi-agency federal investigation into trafficking of synthetic marijuana.</font></div><div><font face="times">Omar Maher Al Nasser, 36, is an assistant professor of finance for the University of Houston-Victoria's School of Business Administration.</font></div><div><font face="times">According to a news release by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston, Al Nasser is suspected of assisting the alleged drug ring in moving money to bank accounts outside the country and failing to comply with federal money transmitting registration requirements.</font></div><div><font face="times">Federal agents have seized about 9.5 tons of drugs and chemicals.More Texans Seeking Treatment for Meth Abusehttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=157/26/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>WASHINGTON &#8212; A growing number of Texans are seeking treatment for methamphetamine addiction, reversing a downward trend in abuse in the state since a 2006 federal law banned over-the-counter sales of medicine containing the synthetic drug pseudoephedrine.&nbsp; </p><p>Last year 6,219 Texans sought substance abuse treatment for methamphetamine and amphetamine addiction, up 590 from the previous year, according to the Treatment Episode Survey data from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.