Drugs of Abuse

Dripping, a new vaping trend

Dripping is an alternative way to vape being used by some consumers. With vaping, a small amount of nicotine liquid is added to later be vaped. Dripping is when the nicotine liquid (with or without flavor) is heated up directly on the battery-operated coil.

Concerns about dripping: this practice is of concern because the e-liquid is vaporized at a much higher temperature and the extra benefit of a filter is bypassed. Researchers believe there is some evidence that dripping e-liquids may lead to higher levels of non-nicotine toxins being released. In addition, dripping can lead more nicotine exposure too.

Some reasons behind dripping: users tend to be young consumers. Many teenagers say that dripping provides a better smoke, a better hit and better taste.

See this article for more information on dripping.

E-cigarettes and e-liquid bottles.

Marijuana news in Oregon

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Oregon. Please visit this site to find the latest data trends.

Marijuana safety: reports

Marijuana report YR 2014-YR 2018 from the Oregon Poison Center.

Oregon Heath Authority comprehensive marijuana report:  Marijuana report

Marijuana safety: tips for adults users

Marijuana products

Opioid epidemic

Find the latest updates and resources regarding Opioids. Learn more about this type of drug affecting our country.

Spice and other synthetic cannabinoids

This drug is usually called "Synthetic Marijuana", but it is very different than Marijuana. 

Learn more about Spice and other cannabinoids