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
Fentanyl, classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule II synthetic opioid under the Controlled Substances Act, is used in the treatment of post-surgery pain or as an anesthetic. Fentanyl is a highly potent drug — 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more powerful than heroin. Due to its potency, it has become a popular drug with a high abuse potential. New data released by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) highlights the significant usage of drugs containing fentanyl. Read more
Drug use in adolescents has become a major menace in the United States, with around 33.1 percent of American population aged 15 years reported to have consumed at least one drink in their lives, according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Around 7.7 million 12 to 20-year-olds accepted to have drunk in the past month with the number of women exceeding men. The same survey also reported a high prevalence of illicit drug use with 22.2 million current marijuana users aged 12 or older. Read more
At a time when the United States administration is struggling hard to curb the dramatic rise in drug addiction in the country, the news of the growing heroin epidemic is certainly devastating. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), around 329,000 people in the U.S., aged 12 or older were current users of heroin.
Owing to the abrupt rise in the number of heroin users over the years, a lot of emphasis has been given to create awareness and to educate people about various treatment options available for heroin addiction. Treatments comprising medications and therapies can go a long way in helping get rid of the devastating addiction and its negative repercussions. Studies have revealed the benefits of chiropractic therapy in treating heroin addiction. Chiropractic therapy is widely used to conduct a non-surgical treatment of diseases related to the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. 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
Addiction is a condition when one’s body becomes dependent on addictive substances to such an extent that it loses its natural ability to function. To get rid of such an addiction and reprogram the body, detoxification is often considered to be one of the best solutions that can play a vital role in reducing the dependence of the body on addictive substances. Read more
Opioids are the class of drugs that act on opioid receptors in the central nervous system to relieve pain. People using these drugs are prone to get addicted or dependent on them. The abuse of, and addiction to, opioids is a serious, fast-growing and devastating global problem that affects the health, social and economic welfare of the people as well as the nation. 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
Addiction is a state of high mental and physical dependence on substances like alcohol and drugs. It is a chronic condition that can impact individuals from any age group or gender, leading to severe health issues like cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases and mental health conditions. The problem of addiction is so critical in the United States that nearly 16.3 million adults suffered from alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2014, as per the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Read more
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