With the burgeoning availability of the opioid-antidote naloxone, first-responders have a better chance of preventing fatal overdoses. While the Delray Beach Drug Task Force is pleased access to naloxone has increased, task force members are urging the public not to forgo medical treatment after its use.
We are pleased to announce that the Delray Beach Drug Task Force corporate partner, The Home Depot – Delray Beach, and the Home Depot Foundation has awarded a supply and labor grant to help update fixtures, repaint walls, redo gutters, repaint exterior, replace part of the vinyl floor, and add mulch for the landscape at The Crossroads Club. This grant includes supplies and labor.
In February, the task force will take its efforts of bringing groups together and sharing information to the next level by hosting SUD Talks. The SUD or Substance Use Disorder – talks are an idea-sharing series of 5- to 45-minute presentations focused on building integrated community models and addressing issues facing communities and professionals dealing with the substance-abuse issues.
There’s no question that a puff on an e-cigarette is less toxic than a puff on a regular cigarette. Studies have shown, however, that electronic cigarettes marketed as safer than regular cigarettes, deliver a mixture of toxic chemicals, including carcinogens, into the lungs. Scientists have begun to worry that teens might face harm from the nicotine and other substances in these products.
Through a grant from the Posner Foundation, Wayside House in Delray Beach will open the first Tina Posner Center for Career Excellence (Posner Career Center) that will help women recovering from substance abuse prepare for interviews, find and retain jobs, as well as assist them with future career goals, thus aiding in their returning to become productive, contributing members of the community.
The Delray Beach Drug Task force facilitates inter-agency and inter-county efforts to collaborate, share resources, and educate the community about the needs and successes of the recovery community. We work with different organizations in the county to implement guidelines that ensure the ethical treatment of this vulnerable population. We hope you will join us in our efforts to continue supporting ethical providers in the area.
Molly is not what it seems: it is no more pure or safe than Ecstasy. The DEA notes that it can cause confusion, anxiety, depression, paranoia, sleep problems, and drug craving. To make matters worse, many powders are being sold as Molly but they do not contain any MDMA. Some of these powders being marketed as the popular drug are synthetic versions designed to imitate the drug’s effects.