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Privileged teens at higher risk of developing drug addiction

Privileged teens at higher risk of developing drug addiction

07-19 | Rachael

Many teens experiment with drugs due to factors such as curiosity, peer pressure, and emotional struggle or stress. Apart from abusing illicit drugs, many teens are also hooked on prescription drugs, which they usually procure from their family and friends. A 2016 report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) also pointed at the […]

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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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Female estrogen cycle linked to high probability of cocaine abuse in women, finds study

Female estrogen cycle linked to high probability of cocaine abuse in women, finds study

06-23 | Rachael

Historically, drug use, misuse and abuse have been stereotyped as men’s domain, since men are more likely to use almost all kinds of illegal drugs than women. As a result, drug addiction in women is regarded as a matter of shame and disgrace. Although men and women show marked differences in their vulnerability to particular […]

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Marijuana use linked to numerous health issues

Marijuana use linked to numerous health issues

06-12 | Rachael

Marijuana is the most frequently abused illicit substance in the United States. As per the 2016 Gallup survey, 43 percent of American adults admitted to have tried marijuana last year, as opposed to 38 percent in 2013.Considering that only 4 percent of Americans tried the drug in 1969, the steady increase in the number of […]

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Heroin and fentanyl-laced cocaine linked to rising overdose incidents

Heroin and fentanyl-laced cocaine linked to rising overdose incidents

06-07 | Rachael

Cocaine is a highly abused drug due to its perceived positive effects on one’s energy levels, motivation and mood. People abuse cocaine through various means like smoking, snorting or injecting, oblivious to the fact that it can put them at a higher risk of an overdose. A closer look into the overdosing upsurge in cities […]

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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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Effects of parental substance abuse on children

Effects of parental substance abuse on children

05-04 | Rachael

Children, particularly younger ones, are extremely susceptible to emulating their parents’ behaviors and habits. They, by instinct, develop the strongest bonds with their parents who have relentlessly attended and cared for them since their birth. Parents are also role models to their children as it is extremely common for them to pick up their parents’ […]

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Significant decline in substance abuse among US teens in 2016, highlights report

Significant decline in substance abuse among US teens in 2016, highlights report

04-11 | Rachael

In a modern society, most children are exposed to alcohol and other addictive substances at a much younger age. When it comes to the American culture, alcohol especially is a part and parcel of almost all occasions and celebrations. Be it a college get-together or some festival, alcohol is the most sought after drink among […]

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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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Overdose and relapse risk in people addicted to heroin

Overdose and relapse risk in people addicted to heroin

03-31 | Rachael

According to the 2016 World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), heroin is the most lethal drug globally and its use has reached alarming levels in the U.S. In 2014, over 900,000 Americans aged 12 or above used heroin, representing a 145 percent increase from 2007. Mortality rates […]

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