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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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Challenges faced by women during recovery from addiction

Challenges faced by women during recovery from addiction

September 21st, 2017 | Rachael

Whitney Houston’s death in February 2012 sent a wave of shock amongst her millions of fans across the globe. After all, the American singer cited as the most awarded female act of all-time by Guinness World Records in 2009 was regarded as one of the most successful singers of her time. However, she failed miserably […]

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Long-term inhalant use may cause brain damage

Long-term inhalant use may cause brain damage

September 14th, 2017 | Rachael

It is quite common to use inhalants in the form of incense, oils, resins, spices and perfumes that have the capability of altering a person’s consciousness.  Most of the people look for a range of euphoric effects, such as hallucinations, exhilaration, excitement, head rush, etc. However, the extended use of inhalants can inflict a number […]

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Alcohol with tobacco preferred over marijuana by young adults

Alcohol with tobacco preferred over marijuana by young adults

September 12th, 2017 | Rachael

People use a drug in combination with another to either heighten intoxication or increase the effect of the substance. Such a practice of mixing more than one drug at one time is commonly known as polydrug use. Sometimes mixing of two or more substances happen quite by chance when people are in an inebriated state […]

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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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