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Cocaine abuse over the years in the US

According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 1.9 million people (0.7 percent of the population) aged 12 and above were the current users of cocaine. Among these users, nearly 432,000 were the current users of crack (0.2 percent of the population). The largest group of 552,000 users (1.6 percent […]

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Brain injury in kids may lead to alcohol abuse

Being one of the legitimately accessible substances around, the abuse of alcohol has become widespread across all age groups. It is responsible for the increasing level of morbidity and mortality by inflicting a number of problems on the users, society and economy. Moreover, the problem of drinking, especially among teenagers, has turned into a public […]

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Why are narcotics so addictive?

Drug abuse continues to be a growing menace that has taken a significant toll on human lives. With the increased practice of over-prescription, a number of drugs that affect different parts of the brain have emerged in the market. Narcotics are one such life-threatening drugs that have devastated millions of lives. These are usually taken […]

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Dangers of LSD microdosing

10-04 | By Rachael

Dangers of LSD microdosing

Certain psychedelic drugs, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), magic mushrooms, Ayahuasca, etc., have their own benefits. However, in recent times, microdosing on these mood-altering drugs has become a fad among students and professionals to enhance their performance. As per a Forbes report, microdosing has been popular among smart and young entrepreneurs.

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5 personality traits to avoid to achieve sobriety

The decision to fight an addiction is a major development in a patient’s life. For him/her, the entire phase of recovery is full of overwhelming emotions that can effortlessly swing the person back to the same place from where he/she had started the journey of sobriety. Besides such emotions, even toxic relationships and people can […]

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Popularity of crack cocaine on city streets: An alarming trend

Cocaine is derived from the leaves of the coca plant (Erythroxylum coca), which is indigenous to some parts of South Americas. Though originally used as a natural painkiller, it soon became a substance of abuse because of its potent stimulant properties. Besides triggering a number of euphoric effects, it has the potential to inflict negative […]

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Researchers developing drugs to treat pain, memory and addiction

Though pain, memory problems and nicotine addiction have the same underlying brain-related causes, these three formidable trio elicit a number of harmful consequences that are quite different in nature. Because of this close connection in the functioning of the brain, medical practitioners and experts are trying to find out the most effective treatment that has […]

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Signs of a relapse around the corner

It is quite natural for a person who has taken up the challenge of recovering from substance abuse to face painful symptoms while trying to leave behind a life of drugs or alcohol. To be able to cease one’s habit of abusing substance abuse is far from any easy goal, it can be considered as […]

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Are there similarities between video games addiction and substance abuse?

Substance abuse is a common problem among teenagers. Lately, a lot of American teens are getting hooked on abusive substances owing to factors, such as wide exposure, peer pressure and easy availability of drugs. Reportedly, there has been a downward shift in the minimum age of developing addiction among American teens. Addiction is a chronic […]

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Atrial fibrillation: Link between binge drinking and fatal heart condition

A flutter in the heart is often associated with love. Another condition that causes a feeling of lightness in the heart and is responsible for palpitations is atrial fibrillation (AF). As this condition arises after a bout of heavy drinking during holidays, it is nicknamed as the holiday heart syndrome (HHS). In the United States, […]

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