Teens and children are intentionally overdosing on the over-the-counter antihistamine as part of a social media “challenge” that may have already turned deadly.
The situation has concerned officials at the Food and Drug Administration in the US and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s enough that they issued a warning against the “serious problems” that can occur if you ingest too much Benadryl.
The online video encourages viewers to take excessive doses of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to induce hallucinations.
This challenge reared is ugly head in 2020, but is unfortunately now reappearing in greater numbers while many people find themselves to be confined at home in lockdown for the Coronavirus Pandemic.
That’s why reading this article and sharing it with others could save more lives that you may realise, simply by spending it 30 seconds sharing it with others!…
You can only change something if you truly understand what the current situation is like and where things need improvement. This article aims to achieve exactly this.
With drug-related deaths at an all-time high and new drugs entering the black market all the time, drug education for young people, teenagers and young adults is more important than ever.
The current situation leaves much to be desired and it’s upto all of us if we want to make real, lasting, positive change!…
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council are the worst council in the UK for looking after it’s population of homeless and rough sleeping communities.
In 2015, the Council played music from Alvin and the Chipmunks and bagpipes to deter rough sleepers at Bournemouth coach station.
Again in June 2016, the Council bought one-way train tickets for rough sleepers to move them out the area.
Bournemouth, Poole And Christchurch Council has been targeting our local community of homeless and rough sleeping community going right back to 2015 and even before then.
Local charities, groups and organisations who help those who are homeless or rough sleeping have been carrying out absolutely amazing work within our community, however the council haven’t always had the best interests of the homeless in mind when deciding what to do within the town and its surrounding areas.
At the time of posting this article, BCP Council have not responded to our multiple requests for their opinions or comments about this issue.
One of the difficulties in recognising drug and alcohol addiction as a disease is it just doesn’t seem like one initially in comparison to others such as diabetes, stroke or blindness.
It doesn’t look, sound, smell and it certainly doesn’t act like a disease. To make matters worse, generally, it denies it exists and resists treatment to the very last second before treatment begins.
Drug and alcohol addiction has been recognised for many years by professional medical organisations such as the NHS, research institutions and leading addiction charities, groups and organisations as a primary, chronic, progressive and also unfortunately sometimes a fatal disease too.
What we say and how we say it has an enormous impact on ourselves and others. For example, saying substance abuse instead of substance use disorder can create the feeling that they are choosing to use/drink and that it can be a moral failing.
The results inside, along with downloadable media, studies, reports, tips and ideas to overcome this barrier many face before or whilst deciding whether to enter and accept help in recovery.
We have lost so many lives from this which could have otherwise been saved. Lets not loose anymore people unnecessarily just because of this issue.
A Plethora of NHS and private healthcare workers see willpower as the most important component in addiction, but most believe there are also factors outside individual control. Find out all you need to know and more in these gripping results!…
Is it OK to judge drug addicts & alcoholics? Find out in this article here. Also, how much control do we have over ourselves and our circumstances? It is a simple question, but one with far-reaching implications.
For instance, the level of control you believe someone else has over various aspects of their life would likely impact not just how you might personally judge, say a drug addict, but also your attitudes to whether and how much the state should be willing to help them, what help and treatments are available and many more vital questions that impact addicts and addiction in general.
If we want to change peoples opinions and judgements on issues such as addiction. We need to understand their current thoughts and feelings so that we can provide facts and clarity to benefit, not only the addicts but also society as a whole.
Keep reading to learn more and find out the results that we weren’t able to include in this article.
You don’t want to miss the shocking survey results inside this article!…
As we said yesterday, we would be submitting our application to turn the lights on The London Eye purple for International Overdose Awareness Day on the 31st August 2020.
We will continue to promote this vital cause until no one else dies from an overdose that is preventable & addictions that are treatable!
Tomorrow we will be submitting our official request to The London Eye to ask them to illuminate The London Eye purple in honour of International Overdose Awareness Day on the 31st August 2020. I know we don’t have much time so we are asking for your help to get behind this idea to remind London and the rest of the UK that overdoses are preventable and addiction is recoverable! And we need your help to make it happen using the hashtag #TurnPurple4Overdose