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Organs from overdose-death donors can prevent organ shortage, says study

Organs from overdose-death donors can prevent organ shortage, says study

05-24 | Rachael

The worsening opioid epidemic in the United States has led to an incredible increase in the number of organ donors due to the massive rise in drug overdose deaths. A research published recently in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine revealed that the number of donors due to overdose death spiked from 1.1 percent in […]

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Link between growing up in affluent communities and addiction

Link between growing up in affluent communities and addiction

09-08 | Rachael

It is quite normal for parents to earnestly want their children to do their best as per their capabilities. However, sometimes these desires and wishes can grow in magnitude to such an extent that they tend to become too heavy a burden to be borne by children. While such pressures exist across all segments and […]

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Understanding harmful consequences of hashish

Understanding harmful consequences of hashish

08-28 | Rachael

One of the widely used illicit drugs in the world, marijuana has caused a global outcry with a striking figure of 147 million people using this drug at least once annually, including 22.2 million Americans. Despite the increasing rate of disorders associated with cannabis use and the number of individuals seeking treatment for such conditions, […]

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Dangers of shooting heroin

Dangers of shooting heroin

08-03 | Rachael

Heroin is known to cause devastating health issues at an exponential rate when smoked or snorted. Moreover, the heavily abused and extremely potent drug can cause an array of severe complications and can even kill a person when injected into the bloodstream. The findings of several studies also suggest that the chronic users of heroin […]

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10 commonly used recreational drugs in America

10 commonly used recreational drugs in America

06-30 | Rachael

Drugs of any kind are always a threat to human health. Whether one gets addicted to prescription medications or recreational drugs, the negative impact on an individual’s physical and mental health is immense. Recreational drugs, in fact, are hallucinogenic as they have mixed effects on thoughts, emotions and decision-making abilities. Some of the drugs commonly […]

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Studying gender differences in drug addiction

Studying gender differences in drug addiction

05-16 | Rachael

Until the 1970s, the research about drug abuse was dominated by men and entailed the study of mostly male participants and male laboratory animals. The deterrence of research on gender difference in drug abuse posed a major hurdle in the advancement of treatment. With sex difference occurring in all the phases of drug addiction, female […]

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Impaired learning and memory linked to persistent marijuana use

Impaired learning and memory linked to persistent marijuana use

04-05 | Rachael

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has certified marijuana as the most illicit drug in the United States. Despite this, may states have favored its legalization. Supporters of marijuana decriminalization swear by its positive effects in treating chronic pain and mental health problems like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while the opponents stress […]

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Does the heroin epidemic impact minority communities differently?

Does the heroin epidemic impact minority communities differently?

03-20 | Rachael

A heroin epidemic is sweeping across the U.S. In its 2016 World Drug Report, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) mentions that consumption of heroin in the U.S. increased by 145 percent during the period 2007 and 2014. Although the impact has been most pronounced on whites, some minority communities have been […]

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Beware of hydrocodone’s detrimental repercussions

Beware of hydrocodone’s detrimental repercussions

03-07 | Rachael

Hydrocodone is a prescription opioid that is usually used to relieve moderate to severe pain, particularly after an injury or surgery. Additionally, it can be used for alleviating long-term chronic pain and treating the symptoms of common cold, flu, allergies, hay fever or other breathing illnesses, such as sinusitis and bronchitis. Like most of the […]

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome affects kids’ performance in school: Study

Neonatal abstinence syndrome affects kids’ performance in school: Study

02-23 | Rachael

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a postnatal drug withdrawal syndrome that affects an infant who has been exposed to addictive opioid drugs while in the mother’s womb. Opioid pain relievers, such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and heroin, reach the fetus through the placenta during pregnancy. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that […]

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