SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, is pleased to announce the release of its last installment in the local news series, "Uncovering U-4: Synthetic drugs threaten youth, future," is now live. This article explores more of the emerging synthetic psychoactive substances and what legal steps are in progress to address this threat to our nation's youth.
Different kinds of synthetic drugs are being developed and manufactured in the same way as U-4, and young people are being targeted.Most importantly, the article presents ways that families, friends and communities can help spread the word and prevent future tragedies.
In addition to this article, Kristina Kuestner, Program Producer of In Your Right Mind, interviewed Aaron Schneir, M.D., at the University of California, San Diego, about the dangers surrounding U47700. "It's definitely in the last year, been something of great interest in that we've never seen it before, nor had we ever heard of any study describing it [U4]," says Dr. Schneir.
The editorial also states, chemists at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Virginia, reportedly are racing to identify these new substances as quickly as they are being developed and modified. Until these international drug trafficking organizations can be stopped, Americans have no choice but to unite to protect the youth from this scourge.
Sovereign Health cares about the issues and concerns of local residents about what goes on in their communities. The first article, "Uncovering U-4: O.C. local succumbs to opioid substance that's skimming through legal loopholes," examines U-4, the drug responsible for this young woman's death, and the impact of the tragedy; and the second article, "Uncovering U-4: The tip of the synthetic and psychoactive substance iceberg," examines U-4 in further detail, including what it is, what it does and why these synthetic substances are so dangerous. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, and track the discussion by searching for hashtags #StopU4 and #SovTalk.
About the Authors
Dana Connolly, Ph.D., is a senior staff writer for Sovereign Health, where she translates current research into practical information.
Susan Logan-McCracken, M.P.W., is an editor for Sovereign Health and an award-winning author.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.SovHealth.com.
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