Cocaine is addictive, there is no secret about that. However, what many might not know is it enslaves a person so quickly and such an extent that even a “once-in-a-while” use can be a step closer to doom. Whether it is snorted, smoked or injected, the changes caused in the brain lead to mental and physical health problems, which can last for a lifetime. As a recreational drug, it is known by street names of powder, snow, ski, soft, blow, slopes and coca among others. A study titled “Cocaine Cue-Induced Dopamine Release in Recreational Cocaine Users” has reported that even the recreational use of cocaine can put people at the risk of addiction. The results were published in the journal Scientific Reports in April 2017. Read more
The menace of drug use is prevalent among the workforce of almost every sector, ranging from a desk job to something as tough and dangerous as mining. The repercussions wreaked by drug abuse are generally associated with a number of physical and psychological problems, economic instability, social boycott and other public concerns.
Several companies and organizations prioritize health and safety of their employees by promoting effective safeguards and management of the risks in workplace. In order to avoid loss and other accidents at work, employers generally take stringent measures to control the recruitment of people grappling with substance abuse. Read more
In April 2015, a man attempted to break down the door of the police headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. He tried to convince police officers that he was being pursued by numerous cars and asked for their help. When he failed to break down the door, the man, showing phenomenal strength, started throwing big rocks to break the building’s hurricane-proof glass. In another incident, a man identifying himself as God was caught committing a lewd act with a tree. Attempts by the police to deter him with electroshock weapons were futile, as the man tried to use an officer’s own badge to attack him. Read more
The extent of opioid addiction epidemic in the United States is evident as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), report which observes that “More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid.” Meanwhile, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) stated that an estimated 52 million Americans have abused a prescription drug at some point in their life. Read more
It is a general perception that the fashion industry is all about glamor, gloss, fascination, fantasy and fame. The idea of working for the fashion industry or becoming a model, presenting designer couture, top brand cosmetics, and accessories allures the minds of the youth. The mere thought of getting one’s pictures displayed on magazines, cover pages or catalogs often drags teenagers and adolescents into the fashion world. Read more
It goes by many different names – Spice, K-2, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Black Mamba, Bliss, Blaze, Skunk, Moon Rocks, and many more. Formulated for research purposes, synthetic cannabinoids – popularly known as synthetic marijuana – are often sold in retail outlets, gas stations and via the internet as herbal incense products or potpourri. Read more
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