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The Rapidly Changing Composition of the World's Drug Supply and Its Effects on High-Risk for COVID-19

Arizona, United States,
The first of two presentations by Thom Browne Jr. (MA Criminal Justice, CEO of Colombo Plan) on the emerging and rapidly-changing properties of illicit drugs and their cutting agents that put substance users worldwide at high-risk for near- and long-term chronic health problems, overdose (fatal & non-fatal), and increased vulnerability to both the acquisition of viruses like COVID-19 and more severe complications from the virus.

The Rapidly Changing Composition of the World's Drug Supply and Its Effects on High-Risk for COVID-19

It is our pleasure to announce two presentations by Thom Browne Jr. (MA Criminal Justice, CEO of Colombo Plan) on the emerging and rapidly-changing properties of illicit drugs and their cutting agents that put substance users worldwide at high-risk for near- and long-term chronic health problems, overdose (fatal & non-fatal), and increased vulnerability to both the acquisition of viruses like COVID-19 and more severe complications from the virus.

The Emerging Role of Toxic Adulterants in Street Drugs in the US Illicit Opioid Crisis

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DOI: 10.1177/0033354919887741 journals.sagepub.com/home/phr
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This article introduces the emergence of adulterant cutting agents in street drugs in the United States and considers the synergistic effects that is compounding the opioids crisis in the U.S.  The article outlines the role of the Colombo Plan in pioneering identification of these substances around the world over the past years with support from the U.S.

The Emerging Role of Inhaled Heroin in the Opioid Epidemic: A Review

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Alambyan V, Pace J, Miller B, et al. The Emerging Role of Inhaled Heroin in the Opioid EpidemicA Review. JAMA Neurol. Published online July 09, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.1693
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This article addresses encephalopathies: disease, damage, or malfunction of the brain. The authors attribute these problems to smoked/inhaled heroin which they label CTD (chasing the dragon).