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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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Addiction and drug abuse - Part 4: Helping loved ones wean off drugs the right way

Addiction and drug abuse – Part 4: Helping loved ones wean off drugs the right way

02-06 | Rachael

The devastating force of drug addiction has the potential to leave behind a toxic trail. The effects of addiction are felt not only by the victims but also by their friends and family members. Supporting the loved one without aggravating their drug abuse and not losing sight of one’s own needs and well-being is not […]

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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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Scientists recommend combination of exercise and meth to treat meth addiction

Scientists recommend combination of exercise and meth to treat meth addiction

01-12 | Rachael

Dependence on methamphetamine can be hard to get rid of due to its highly addictive properties. Methamphetamine can be smoked, chewed, inhaled or injected. The signs of meth abuse include increased level of attention and reduced degree of exhaustion.

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Addiction and drug abuse – Part 1: Helping a person with drug addiction

Addiction and drug abuse – Part 1: Helping a person with drug addiction

01-02 | Rachael

It is a common notion that people addicted to substances can get away from drugs if they are willing to change their habit. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. Addiction is a disease that alters the brain and replaces old priorities with drug seeking behavior.

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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 | Rachael

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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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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