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Risk factors for drug addiction

Risk factors for drug addiction

11-11 | CDAH Team

Although drug addiction can happen to anyone, irrespective of sex, age or location, there are  factors that increase the chances of becoming addicted. Following are the risk factors for drug addiction: Family history: If there is a blood relative who is addicted to drugs, the chance of becoming addicted increases due to genetic predisposition. It […]

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Preventing drug addiction

Preventing drug addiction

11-02 | CDAH Team

Drug addiction is a worldwide problem. Many people begin using drugs for recreational purposes, however, the slide into addiction can happen quite quickly. Once a person becomes addicted to drugs it is extremely difficult to stop using them. Vulnerability to addiction is complex and there are various contributing factors. Many genes may influence addiction in […]

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Explosions at marijuana grow houses cause concern

Explosions at marijuana grow houses cause concern

10-12 | CDAH Team

Even as marijuana continues to be one of the most popular substances of abuse, the cannabis is now also responsible for a different kind of problem – explosions related to its farming. A strong explosion at an indoor marijuana farm in the Bronx, New York drew the American authorities’ attention as it claimed the life […]

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Drug abuse at young age increases risk of addiction during adulthood: Study

Drug abuse at young age increases risk of addiction during adulthood: Study

10-07 | CDAH Team

Individuals who abuse drugs at a young age are at a higher risk of leading a life of addiction than those who become addicts as adults. Research reveals that the earlier a person gets exposed to drugs, the more likely he is to progress to more serious drug use. This is partly attributed to the […]

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Marijuana use linked to incessant subclinical psychotic signs in adolescents

Marijuana use linked to incessant subclinical psychotic signs in adolescents

10-03 | CDAH Team

Marijuana is the most popular amongst all the illicit drugs in the U.S. Despite a majority of the American population voicing their opinion in favor of marijuana legalization, law enforcement agencies and government medical advisory bodies are reluctant to allow decriminalization of marijuana at the federal level. Though medical marijuana is known to be an […]

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6 prominent signs to identify drug addiction in your loved one

6 prominent signs to identify drug addiction in your loved one

09-29 | CDAH Team

Drug overdose deaths have become fairly common nowadays. Many celebrities have succumbed to drugs and lost their lives to overdose. But drug addiction is not just confined to celebrities. Anyone can become an addict and the fact that people often hide such things from their loved ones makes it only worse. After the death of […]

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Addiction is a disease, not a crime

Addiction is a disease, not a crime

08-26 | CDAH Team

Addiction is considered a result of a set of bad choices, weak moral and negative influences. An addict is invariably subjected to social embarrassment, public scrutiny and is disrespected, even by family members and friends. Despite numerous celebrities coming out in open and confessing their addiction, the disorder has failed to gain social understanding and […]

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Marijuana exposure in children increased after its recreational legalization in Colorado: Study

Marijuana exposure in children increased after its recreational legalization in Colorado: Study

08-09 | CDAH Team

The growing belief about marijuana being harmless as compared to other substances has been pushing many quarters to take a positive stand on the issue of legalization of marijuana. Marijuana use for medical purposes has been permitted in 29 American states, while the use of weed for recreational purposes has been legalized in four. A […]

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American Psychiatric Nurses Association launches online education to address opioid epidemic

American Psychiatric Nurses Association launches online education to address opioid epidemic

07-27 | CDAH Team

Opioid overdose has been one of the fastest growing drug problems in America today. Prescription drugs occupy the third place among the most commonly abused category of drugs-ahead of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and behind marijuana and alcohol. An estimated 20 percent of the people in America are believed to have used prescription drugs for […]

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Relaxation of laws linked to reduction in marijuana use problems among teens: Study

Relaxation of laws linked to reduction in marijuana use problems among teens: Study

07-07 | CDAH Team

Over the years, the legislators in various American states have amended the laws to regularize use of marijuana to legalize its use and sales. According to a recent media survey, a growing number of Americans are now coming forward in support of marijuana legalization. The survey results were released by the CBS News in April […]

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