Drug Addiction

Drug dealers take to social media for selling illegal substances to school children

Drug dealers take to social media for selling illegal substances to school children

Recent media investigations highlighted the presence of unscrupulous drug dealers peddling illegal substances, including cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy, to children as young as 12 to 13 years, on several social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. The discovery of this disturbing trend led to widespread condemnation of social media giants, alleging that they …

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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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Purposeful Parenting Month: How parents can help with teen drug addiction

Teen years are a glorious time for some who are to make new friends, form social circles, develop new interests and create a new identity for themselves. But for some, the picture may be grim. The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be a turbulent period characterized by considerable physical, emotional and behavioral changes. During …

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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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The two-way relationship between drug abuse and puberty

Puberty, the natural process of adolescent growth and maturity, encompasses various changes within the body. Many hormonal shifts affect physical features and influence behavior in teens, with multiple studies linking early puberty to increased drug abuse. Conversely, experts in the field have also noted how steroid abuse can disrupt bodily development through its direct effect …

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Taking triggers to school – Handling school after drug addiction recovery

Recovery is a daily process of embracing sobriety through many challenges. Educational environments, such as high school or college, can prove to be one of the biggest danger areas. Young people face the ready availability of addictive substances in these places, necessitating coping mechanisms to avoid relapse. The allure of drinking alcohol, in particular, can …

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Teens and Vaping

E-cigarettes, or vaping, have seen a spike in popularity amongst young adults in recent years. Marketed as a solution to quitting cigarettes, vaping uses a nicotine-based solution that offers a cleaner and more concentrated means of getting one’s nicotine fix. Although e-cigarettes are devoid of the harmful tar found in traditional cigarettes, cancer-causing compounds and …

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