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Washington Poison Center Toxic Trends Report* 2016 Annual Opioid Report 2016, Washington, opioid

The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) saw a slight increase in calls regarding opioid exposures in 2016 (n=1,696) compared to 2015 (n=1,672). Of the calls received, over 70% (n=1,199) of the exposures occurred in individuals 20 years of age or older.

Mexican army faces uphill battle against opium poppies opioid, Mexico

"Every time we destroy a field ... the locals come back to plant after our personnel has left the area," said Colonel Cipriano Cruz Quiroz, chief of staff of a special narcotics eradication unit based in Badiraguato, Sinaloa state.
 

Relationship between Nonmedical Prescription-Opioid Use and Heroin Use herion, opioid

Furthermore, the study shows that people engaged in the non-medical use of prescription opioids rarely use heroin. Also, the transition to heroin for people abusing prescription opioids occurs at a lower rate than for others. The research indicates that the primary causes in the increase in heroin use and associated overdoses are lower market prices and higher purity for heroin.
 

Number Using Opioids and Marijuana on the Rise medscape, opioid, Studies, NSDUH

"We found support for the synergistic effect on an individual level; people who tend to use more marijuana also tend to use more opioids," said Scott Novak, PhD, senior research scientist at RTI International, a leading research institute in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
What's worrisome is that the positive association between cannabis and opioid use is growing stronger. The study found that over time, people were using these drugs more often; there were more opioids days and more cannabis days.

Marijuana and Opioid "Cross Talk" Risks for the Born, the Unborn madras, Research, powerpoint, opioid
Chart: Colorado among states with growing heroin, prescription drug abuse problem opioid, Colorado, legalization

"Marijuana is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, when in fact, 295 Coloradans died two years ago of prescription drug overdoses," he notes. 
In 2012, 36 drivers who tested positive for marijuana were involved in fatal car crashes, according the Colorado Department of Transportation. And 19-year-old Levy Thamba jumped to his death after consuming six times the recommended dose of a marijuana edible in April 2014

Drug czar: Teen pot use could fuel opioid abuse Teen, youth, opioid, abuse
Marijuana- 2014 Dr. Madras Presentation madras, opioid, Pregnancy, youth, powerpoint, Brain
Cannabis Use during Adolescent Development: Susceptibility to Psychiatric Illness adolescent, Psychiatric, addiction, Schizophrenia, opioid, Studies
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