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E-cigarettes and plastic surgery clearly don’t complement: Study

Vanity is not a sin for nothing. Vanity governs lives and vanity is also the best form of flattery. Looking good is not a crime. With increasing stress on beauty and personality, the definition of looking good has reduced to only physical appearance. Plastic surgery is a thriving business and millions are spent on becoming […]

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Denver leads in legalizing marijuana

On Jan. 18, 2017, Denver will become the first ever state in the United States to give a green signal for the public use of marijuana. Recreational marijuana is, however, legal since 2012 in Colorado. In November 2016, the people of Denver voted for the use of marijuana in social settings. Denver has now legalized […]

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E-cigarette explosion costs Idaho man his teeth, leaves him with second-degree burns

On the morning of Saturday, January 14, 2017, Andrew Hall, of Pocatello, Idaho, lost seven of his teeth and suffered second-degree burns on his face after his vaporizer pen blew up in his face. Hall, 30, was getting ready for work and enjoying a vape when the device went off suddenly, leaving him with shocking […]

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Supporting treatment, not incarceration for substance abuse

Every individual who has successfully managed to become sober after battling substance abuse deserves acknowledgment, praise and respect. Although staying sober following a drug addiction history can be arduous at times, one must keep in mind that only abstaining from substances will make life worth living. However, individuals who have to appear before court or […]

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Web-based CBT program more effective for AUD patients

Many cases of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) remain untreated, may be due to the ineffectiveness of the treatments prescribed, grievous nature of addiction, or inefficiency of the combination of therapies and medications. This has made it imperative to look for treatment options that can serve as efficient interventions for AUDs. A recent study by the […]

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Opioid drug abusers often turn to street drugs to satiate their addiction

The extensive abuse and overdose of prescription opioids have resulted in an epidemic in the United States. In 2012, health care providers had written 259 million prescriptions for painkillers which were enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to experts, […]

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Substance abuse common among incarcerated juveniles: Study

Researches have shown a relationship between substance abuse and criminal behavior among the youth, which has transcended into a big problem in the United States. It has been found that adolescent offenders are more into substance abuse as compared to non-offending youth. Critics believe that the justice system does not have sufficient measures in place […]

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