Drug Facts

Prescription Drugs

  • Please use these resources to learn the facts about commonly abused prescription drugs.

E-cigarettes & Vaping

Carfentanyl-Synthetic Heroin

  • Law-enforcement officials and anti-drug advocates are warning about a new synthetic opioid far more powerful than heroin and bracing for a potential deadly impact should it arrive on Long Island. It is 5,000 times stronger than heroin making it an extremely lethal substance.

    Newsday Article (Subscription required): Officials fear deadly drug carfentanil will appear on Long Island


  • Please use these resources to learn the facts about the use of Marijuana.

    National Institute on Drug Abuse

    • What is Marijuana?
    • Statistics and Trends
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  • Kratom is being brought into the United States from Thailand and sold in loose tea-like form that is also available in capsule form. Loose leaves can be made into a tea. Kratom is reported to cause unpredictable effects that range from being sedating at larger doses to stimulating in smaller doses. The DEA has listed it as a ‘drug of concern’ but not as a controlled substance. Therefore, dosage is unreliable which contributes to the unpredictable nature of the substance and hence the inherent danger. Unfortunately, it is easily attainable on the internet, in local vape shops and other venues.