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Commonly abused drugs and their effects

Commonly abused drugs and their effects

12-23 | CDAH Team

The easy availability of various drugs, including prescription drugs, and the increasing trend of misusing and abusing such drugs are causing devastating effects in the United States. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of deaths from opioid overdose between 2001 to […]

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Differentiating between drug use and abuse

Differentiating between drug use and abuse

12-14 | CDAH Team

Drugs have become an important part of many American’s lives. Using any form of drug by snorting, smoking, injecting or absorbing has an effect on an individual’s brain and physical health. Drugs are available in the market in various forms such as prescribed and non-prescribed that are again available in different types such as opioids, […]

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Five factors causing high methamphetamine abuse

Five factors causing high methamphetamine abuse

12-09 | CDAH Team

Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth or crystal meth, is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant drug which is much more potent than other stimulants such as cocaine. Similar in structure to amphetamine, the drug is often available as a crystal-like powdered substitute and can be abused by individuals orally, snorted intra-nasally, smoked or injected directly […]

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Need to understand chemistry of addiction to rein in the epidemic

Need to understand chemistry of addiction to rein in the epidemic

12-01 | CDAH Team

Addiction involves changes in a person’s lifestyle and habits involving a particular substance or activity (nicotine, alcohol, gambling, shopping, sex). Exposure to these substances or activities can stimulate the brain in pleasurable ways. Experts say prolonged exposure can lead to overindulgence and as the involvement with the particular substance or activity gets stronger over time, […]

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Support groups call for more treatment options to fight heroin addiction

Support groups call for more treatment options to fight heroin addiction

11-30 | CDAH Team

An estimated 2 million Americans are addicted to opiates, of which 600,000 to 900,000 are addicted to heroin, said Dr. Nachiyappan Manoharan of Bristol Hospital at a gathering of medical professionals to discuss heroin epidemic and its treatment options, at the Southington Public Library in October 2016.

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Marijuana can help reduce substance abuse and alcohol addiction symptoms: Study

Marijuana can help reduce substance abuse and alcohol addiction symptoms: Study

11-29 | CDAH Team

The supporters of legalization of marijuana have something to cheer about. As per a recent study by the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, marijuana can help reduce substance abuse and alcohol addiction symptoms. Lead researcher of the study Zach Walsh, an associate professor of psychology and marijuana researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus, said that […]

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Helping a loved one battle drug abuse

Helping a loved one battle drug abuse

11-25 | CDAH Team

Living with someone who abuses drugs or other substances can be challenging. However, efforts to reach out to such a person and extend support, if planned well, can prove not only to be lifesaving but highly rewarding.

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Tracing changes in marijuana legalization laws in Colorado

Tracing changes in marijuana legalization laws in Colorado

11-18 | CDAH Team

With an increase in the number of states in the United States legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical purposes, Americans’ access to marijuana is stated to reach an all-time high. On November 8, 2016, recreational marijuana was legalized in California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada and medical marijuana was legalized in Florida, Arkansas, Montana and North […]

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New victory for cannabis aficionados in Denver

New victory for cannabis aficionados in Denver

11-17 | CDAH Team

Denver citizens who voted in favor of the social use of marijuana are jubilant as the “Initiative 300” or Ordinance 300, a new Colorado State measure has been passed to allow public use of marijuana in specially designated areas, of private business establishments, with certain restrictions. Efforts are now being made to effectively implement it […]

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President-elect Trump brings in uncertainty for thousands of non-violent drug offenders seeking pardon

President-elect Trump brings in uncertainty for thousands of non-violent drug offenders seeking pardon

11-14 | CDAH Team

To reform the criminal justice system of the United States, the outgoing Obama administration, along with the nation’s bar associations, recruited thousands of legal professionals for the Clemency Project 2014. The job of the lawyers of the project was to screen the pardon applications of non-violent drug offenders before submitting them to the Office of […]

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