drug abuse

Study finds link between traumatic brain injury and alcohol abuse among youngsters

Any discussion regarding the link between alcohol and traumatic brain injury (TBI) almost always tends to focus on an individual’s increased risk of injury due to intoxication. Researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) were curious to know the outcome in case the situation reversed, especially among youngsters. An older study from OSU had found that …

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California also proposes to tax prescription painkillers

Life today has become increasingly busy with conflicting demands on limited time. Hard-pressed and in a bid to balance and fulfill all commitments, people are becoming more and more stressed. Consequently, incidences of anxiety, depression, insomnia and other disorders are on the rise. People often resort to different ways in a bid to manage their …

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Painkillers: The real gateway drug

A simple web search of “what heroin high feels like” will yield forums dedicated to disturbingly mundane threads providing detailed information. On the website HighExistence, a message board user calling himself “Yaboyllamaz” debunks sensationalized myths about heroin highs. After detailing the different effects from variant opioids, he confides the following: “I had tried Vicodin, Percocet/OxyContin/forms …

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How to intervene when your child has experimented with drugs

Parents exert the most influence on their kids when it comes to alcohol and drugs. Recent research discovered that two out of three teenage kids who abstain from alcohol and drugs do so to avoid losing their parents’ respect. But what happens if a child has already begun to experiment with drugs or alcohol? Before …

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Long-term consequences of drug possession for young adults

Abusing drugs can have a wide range of consequences for individuals of all ages. For young people, legal ramifications create obstacles that last well into later life, even long after entering recovery. In Utah, possession of some types of drugs can constitute a felony, leading to long prison sentences and severe difficulties in finding employers. …

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