Newsletter - In The News - Jefferson County Drugs The News - Jefferson County Drugsen-us2021-03-06T21:11:13.8296525-06:00Not My Kid - Everything you need to know about underage drinking The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=2341/7/2021 11:01:21 AMThe goal of this toolkit is to educate and inform parents, guardians, and adults about the dangers and implications of underage drinking; provide a guide that includes recommendations and resources to strengthen and encourage open conversation with youth about alcohol use; and promote a best practices approach to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and young adults.&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#0080ff">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri;"><a href="" style="text-decoration-line: underline;" id="" name="">&nbsp;&lt;Click Here to Download the Tool-Kit&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></span></font>Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19 The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=24312/17/2020 12:00:00 AMOver 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). <a href="">&lt;Read More&gt;</a>Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisis The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=1866/12/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">The opioid crisis has ravaged through the U.S., taking hundreds of thousands of lives and costing the country an estimated $37 billion. Nearly 400,000 people died from an opioid overdose between 1999 and 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the number of overdose deaths tied to opioids was six times higher in 2017 than it was eight years prior.Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Finds The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=1753/11/2019 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 problem The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=1551/30/2019 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.Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Numbers The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=1441/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<div>Nearly 2 in 5 students in 12th grade report past-year vaping, raising concerns about the impact on brain health and potential for addiction.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div>High Means DUI The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=1212/7/2018 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="">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=844/19/2017 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">On October 26, 2015, CDC issued HAN 384 (<a href=""></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="">See More&gt;&gt;</a></font>Orange, Texas Resident Sentenced for Gun and Drug Charges The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=532/17/2016 12:00:00 AMFEB 17 (BEAUMONT, Texas) - A 59 year old Orange, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to possess &#8220;crack&#8221; cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit and U.S.Prison Nurse Sentenced for Smuggling Heroin for Federal Inmate The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=541/22/2016 12:00:00 AMJAN 22 (BEAUMONT, Texas) - A 44-year-old Beaumont woman has been sentenced for bringing prohibited drugs into a federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M.How a mysterious synthetic drug is making heroin even more deadly The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=319/30/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>Each tiny heroin bag was hand-stamped &#8220;Breaking Bad.&#8221; The name, a nod to the TV show about a teacher turned meth cook, was a colorful marketing ploy. And customers asked for it specifically.Website to help ‘StopDrugs’, citizens can log-in anonymously with tips, learn about drugs The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=279/21/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>BEAUMONT &#8212; A new StopDrugs Website Project has kicked off and officials have already received the first of what they hope is numerous tips.</p><p>The Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, or HIDTA, which includes Jefferson County, provides resources for citizens to anonymously submit tips and information regarding drug trafficking and drug fugitives in the community, stay informed on current and emerging drug threats and fund drug prevention and drug education material, drug facts and drug identification resources, warning signs for parents,, information about what adults and teens need to know and drug awareness videos.Task force releases new tool to help fight war on drugs The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=269/17/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>BEAUMONT-by Kara Dixon A new tool released by the Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program is aimed at combating drugs in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties. </p><p>Six News on Fox's Kara Dixon spoke with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office about their role in the program and how the tool, StopDrugsJeffersonCounty.Org,will impact the war on drugs here in the Golden Triangle</p><iframe width="320" height="210" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>More Texans Seeking Treatment for Meth Abuse The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=87/26/2015 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.Increase in Reported Adverse Health Effects Related to Synthetic Cannabinoid Use The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=196/12/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>On April 6, 2015, CDC received notification of an increase in telephone calls to U.S. poison centers related to synthetic cannabinoid use.