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Substance abuse and mental health– 2: Unveiling the relationship between substance abuse and depression

Substance abuse and mental health disorders are two different conditions which can occur together. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), individuals who are addicted to drugs are twice as likely to have mood and anxiety disorders, or vice versa, as compared to the general population. Depression is one of the mental health […]

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Substance abuse and mental health- 1: Decrypting the relationship between substance abuse and anxiety

Mental health disorders and substance abuse often go together. It is quite common to see people dealing with both a mental health issue and addiction to a substance in the United States. In fact, substance abuse and anxiety disorder are among the most commonly occurring problems in America. When a person dealing with substance abuse […]

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Smoking is injurious to health- Part 4: 5 serious and fatal diseases

Smoking is one of the most preventable causes of deaths in the United States. Smoking doesn’t kill people immediately, it ruins the health of the smoker slowly, over time and eventually leads to the person’s death. Smoking is associated with a number of diseases and can affect any part of the body. As a part […]

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Halloween sees increased drug and alcohol use among youngsters

Holidays are not just about social gatherings, but also about feelings of loneliness, stress and depression. People suffering from loneliness and depression during holidays are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. An increase in social activities during holidays can also cause social anxiety and peer pressure that can aggravate the problem of drug and […]

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Smoking is injurious to health- Part 3: Scenario in US

Smoking is the silent killer that costs billions of dollars to the government directly or indirectly every year. Yet, there has been no reduction in the extent and volume of smoking. In the United States, smoking is a leading factor that contributes to preventable deaths, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Smoking is injurious to health– Part 2: Effect on kidneys

Smoking can damage kidneys like any other part of the body. It is well-known that smoking is harmful to lungs, heart and the brain, but recent studies have shown that smokers also have higher chances of getting their kidneys damaged as compared to non-smokers. In the first article of the series, “Smoking is injurious to […]

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