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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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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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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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Discouraging secondhand marijuana smoking among children

Discouraging secondhand marijuana smoking among children

03-23 | Rachael

In recent years, marijuana has been decriminalized in several states in the United States due to its medical use, which has been welcomed by many as a sign of progress. However, it entails some noticeable shortcomings that may prove to be a public health concern in future. For instance, a greater number of children may […]

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Drug overdose can be deadly

Drug overdose can be deadly

02-08 | Rachael

Most people have a basic template for life — have a good education, get a good job, get married, raise kids, and retire comfortably. But in today’s rapidly changing world, a good job, a healthy personal life, a pay raise, a promotion, and even family events, come along with their fair share of stress. Everything […]

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Addiction and drug abuse – Part 2: Some deadly synthetic drugs seized in 2016

Addiction and drug abuse – Part 2: Some deadly synthetic drugs seized in 2016

01-23 | Rachael

Every year, millions of prescription pills are circulated in the market for medical use in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain that would translate into a bottle of pills for every adult in the U.S.

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Association between childhood trauma and substance abuse as adults

Association between childhood trauma and substance abuse as adults

12-30 | Rachael

Traumatic childhood experiences can impact a person’s mental health. It can affect the way the child interacts with the world, his/her ability to trust others, regulate emotions and the overall development. In the United States, the rate of traumatic life experiences has been rising substantially and it is considered a major public health concern as […]

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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 | Rachael

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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