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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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Do you have an opioid addiction?

Do you have an opioid addiction?

August 28th, 2017 | Rachael

Opioid addiction affects millions of Americans every year. Recent surveys have highlighted the unprecedented spike in nonmedical use of opioids and marijuana abuse in the United States. As per a report published by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), among the 20.5 million people aged 12 or older who struggled with a substance use […]

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Young consumers of energy drinks at risk for substance abuse later in life, finds study

Young consumers of energy drinks at risk for substance abuse later in life, finds study

August 17th, 2017 | Rachael

Energy drinks, one of the most popular dietary supplements among American teens and young adults, are reported to contain high amounts of caffeine. Previous research shows that long-term consumption of such drinks can have serious side effects, such as palpitations, high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, among others. Now, a new study suggests that young […]

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Steps to recover from addiction

Steps to recover from addiction

May 5th, 2017 | Rachael

Addiction to harmful substances is a chronic relapsing disease that enforces compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug-seeking behavior, as well as harmful consequences and long-term alterations in the brain. Being a chronic disease, it is essential to seek treatment for early recovery from the problem of addiction. The path to treatment is usually not as easy and […]

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Risky experiments: Malady of synthetic drug use

Risky experiments: Malady of synthetic drug use

April 20th, 2017 | Rachael

Any substance of abuse that does not come from plant products and are created using chemicals could be categorized as synthetics. As such, none can really tell what is in these so-called synthetic drugs. In a bid to circumvent the existing laws, manufacturers have been conducting risky experiments to create new chemical compounds that mimic […]

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Growing use of marijuana among teens

Growing use of marijuana among teens

April 5th, 2017 | Rachael

Almost everyone can remember the troubles of living a stressful life during adolescence. The physical and emotional changes that teens experience as they transition from childhood to adulthood are at times overwhelming. On one hand, they struggle to make sense of the sudden physical and emotional changes and on the other, the responsibilities of school, […]

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Detoxification for various substances – Part 3: Getting away from drug addiction

Detoxification for various substances – Part 3: Getting away from drug addiction

March 24th, 2017 | Rachael

The problem with drug addiction is that there is no end to it. The decision to quit drugs immediately is not easy because of uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that increase the risk of relapse. Detoxification helps in overcoming these symptoms and those who have undergone the process in an addiction treatment recovery center can very well […]

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Pot addicts afflicted with Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

Pot addicts afflicted with Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

January 19th, 2017 | Rachael

As Dave (name changed), was heading to the metro station, the same sickening sensation of nausea struck him again. Eleven long months of random bouts of intense abdominal cramps and chronic vomiting had taken a heavy toll on his physical health and well-being. During such episodes, even anti-nausea pills like Compazine, Promethazine or Zofran would […]

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Fighting prescription drug abuse– 2: Effects of opioid detox

Fighting prescription drug abuse– 2: Effects of opioid detox

November 30th, 2016 | Rachael

Opioids are a class of drugs that are generally prescribed to treat pain. Addiction to opioids is devastating and can severely affect an individual’s physical, mental health as well as financial health. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2012, approximately 2.1 million individuals in the United States are suffering from substance […]

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5 myths that aggravate drug abuse problem

5 myths that aggravate drug abuse problem

September 29th, 2016 | Rachael

Drug addiction myths are ubiquitous. Some misconceptions are so widespread that they often create problems in recovery and treatment. The society stigmatizes the issue and the addicts are left to suffer the consequences. Busting myths around drug addiction is crucial, not only because drugs are harmful but also due to the fact that the problem […]

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