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Implications of alcohol advertising on teens

Implications of alcohol advertising on teens

January 11th, 2018 | Rachael

Over the last few decades, one of the growing concerns has been the menace of underage drinking, which is seen as a major impact of unregulated advertisements. The adverts promoting alcohol use a perfect combination of alluring taglines, fascinating visuals, creative branding using favorite celebrities, etc. to ignite one’s curiosity. The flashy advertisements, widespread marketing […]

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Substance abuse programs - The key to prevention of substance abuse among youngsters

Substance abuse programs – The key to prevention of substance abuse among youngsters

January 5th, 2018 | Rachael

“I was more addicted to self-destruction then to the drugs themselves … something very romantic about it” ― Gerard Way Adolescence is one of the phases of life when confounding queries and doubts pop up in a warped mind. During such a challenging phase when the chances of being misunderstood are higher, most of the […]

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Methamphetamine use linked to increased incidents of stroke

Methamphetamine use linked to increased incidents of stroke

December 30th, 2017 | Rachael

Methamphetamine, a stimulant that exists in numerous forms like powder, pill, etc., is often smoked, inhaled, injected or swallowed. Also commonly known as chalk, crank, crystal, ice, meth and speed, the ingredients of this drug also involves the concoction of hazardous and readily obtained chemicals like acetone, anhydrous ammonia, ether, red phosphorus and lithium. Fundamentally, […]

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How to thwart cravings during recovery

How to thwart cravings during recovery

December 21st, 2017 | Rachael

Cravings are powerful urges and obsessive desires for an addictive substance. As a byproduct of substance abuse, such feelings can be triggered even during the challenging phase of treatment and recovery. Therefore, a thin line separates recovery from relapse. It has been widely observed that alcohol or drug cravings can occur on and off for […]

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Repercussions of stimulant drug ‘ice’ prove more dangerous than other drugs

Repercussions of stimulant drug ‘ice’ prove more dangerous than other drugs

December 5th, 2017 | Rachael

A potent stimulant ‘ice’ is a highly purified form of methamphetamine that is generally smoked or injected. Although ice elicits various effects, people mostly abuse it for increasing the level of confidence, ecstasy, alertness level and enhancing libido.  Because ice is the potent form of methamphetamine, its common effects can last up to six hours […]

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Spotting a drunk driver through visual cues

Spotting a drunk driver through visual cues

November 22nd, 2017 | Rachael

Had citizens consciously made efforts to provide information to the police about drunk drivers based on their own observation, it would have lessen the burden of the police officers by providing them an extra pair of eyes. In the United States, alcohol-related crashes accounted for 22 percent of all crash costs and inflicted total economic […]

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Dangers of using alcohol for pain relief

Dangers of using alcohol for pain relief

November 9th, 2017 | Rachael

Alcohol, one of the oldest and widely used substances in the world, is extensively used for alleviating pain. As such, people have used alcohol to relieve pain since the ancient times. Historically, alcohol was used for the reduction of pain during surgeries before the advent of modern anesthetics. In most Hollywood movies, scenes like using […]

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Dangers of mixing OTC drug acetaminophen and alcohol

Dangers of mixing OTC drug acetaminophen and alcohol

October 30th, 2017 | Rachael

Acetaminophen, popularly sold as an over-the counter (OTC) drug under the brand name Tylenol, is widely used for ailments like headache, cold, allergies, osteoarthritis and other conditions. The average person is therefore quite familiar with the drug and often self-prescribes this medication for the above-mentioned problems. Therefore, many people end up taking more than the […]

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What makes MDMA so popular in rave parties

What makes MDMA so popular in rave parties

October 24th, 2017 | Rachael

Evolving from the 1980s’ techno and garage house forms of music, rave music has received much recognition worldwide. Pulsating beats, amplified deep bass sound, laser light shows, projected colored images and visual effects have been quite popular in rave parties. Over the past decade, the rave culture has thrived from a small subculture to highly […]

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Regular and frequent drinking leads to tremors

Regular and frequent drinking leads to tremors

October 10th, 2017 | Rachael

When Alicia (name changed) was hardly 17, she had her first drink. After that, she started consuming it frequently due to academic stress, peer pressure and relationship troubles, eventually edging toward problem drinking. At times, unsolicited withdrawal symptoms would also crop up. Her drinking habit had swiftly gained control over her daily life by replacing […]

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