What is an overdose? An overdose is a toxic amount of a substance, that overwhelms the body. An overdose can happen with one substance, or a combination of substances in the body. Some overdoses can be life threatening or fatal. Let’s talk about opioid overdose. What is an opioid? An opioid is a type of drug that comes either from the opium poppy plant or … Continue reading What is an opioid overdose?
Hi my name is Ozzy Mac, This is my story of Substance Abuse and finding new hobbies. So a little about me: I grew up in American Fork. I am the oldest of three, I have two younger sisters. My family life was a little different. My mom worked a lot at the Utah State Prison and my dad was in and out of the … Continue reading Healthy Hobbies
Bullying is defined as … “an intentional act that causes harm to others, and may involve verbal harassment, verbal or non-verbal threats, physical assault, stalking, or other methods of coercion such as manipulation, blackmail, or extortion. It is aggressive behavior that intends to hurt, threaten or frighten another person. An imbalance of power between the aggressor and the victim is often involved. Bullying occurs in … Continue reading Prevent Bullying
Be part of the solution! 75% of Utahns currently addicted to opioids get them from a friend or family member. Properly disposing of unused opioid medication prevents the risk of addiction, misuse, and accidental overdoses. American Fork Intermountain Pharmacy 98 North 1100 East, #101 American Fork, UT 84003(801) 492-2599 American Fork Police Dept 75 East 80 North, Suite 101 American Fork, UT 84003 (801) 492-2599 … Continue reading Safe Drug Disposal
Research has found that one of the best ways to keep kids from using drugs is by bonding, setting boundaries and monitoring our kids. Check out Parent’s Empowered to learn how! Start the video at 4:10 if you want to skip straight to the tips: See these three simple tips in action: Continue reading Boundaries, Bonding and Monitoring
¿Quién toma tus pastillas? A veces los doctores no explican bien qué hacer con los opioides (las pastillas contra el dolor) que recetan. A veces es difícil saber qué hacer cuando ya no hay dolor. ¿Debes terminar la botella entera o solo botarla? Bueno, ¡la verdad es que no debes hacer nada de eso! Aunque puede ser difícil deshacerte de tus pastillas, que quizás necesites … Continue reading Opioides: verlos claramente