Friday Fact

FDPS 2/9/24 Friday Fact: Surge in Hallucinogen-Related Health Emergency Department Visits

February 9, 2024

A study published last month in Addiction examined trends in substance-related emergency department visits in California from 2016 to 2022: Report Highlights: The researchers explained, “these findings represent a concerning trend, especially given growing public perception that hallucinogens are low-risk and as rates of use continue to grow.”

FDPS 1/26/24 Friday Fact: Fatal Overdoses are Increasing, but Oregon is an Outlier due to Measure 110

January 26, 2024

Report Highlights: In the span of two years, from 2020 to 2022, there has been a concerning rise in overdose deaths attributed to various drugs across several states in the western United States. The statistics, sourced from the CDC’s WONDER database, reveal a distressing trend: Oregon’s radical policy, Measure 110, which decriminalized the possession of […]