Category: Drugs

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Drug Use Can Increase the Risk of Contracting COVID-19

May 15, 2020
Drugs increase the risk of Coronavirus.  Why?  Because people are more likely to take illicit drugs or drink alcohol during stressful times.  So, it’s not surprising that the virus lockdown...

Debunking the Myths Heroin Addicts Tell to Justify Their Habit

Jun 16, 2019
You might be surprised to know that some of the things you’ve heard about heroin are lies.  These lies or myths are often perpetrated by heroin addicts to make themselves...

Drug Trafficking Stats: Where are All the Drugs Coming From?

Nov 27, 2018
Undeniably, illegal drugs are a huge industry in the United States.  It is estimated at around $200 to $700 billion a year.  In the past decade, we’ve seen the largest...

What are the Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana?

Nov 14, 2018
Unlike its natural counterpart, synthetic marijuana (commonly known as “K2” or “spice“) does not come from the earth. Instead, it’s a mix of more than 100 manmade chemicals sprayed onto...

The Problem of Women and Recreational Drug Use in America

Dec 20, 2017
As the years pass us by, drug and alcohol addiction becomes more of a problem for our nation’s women than it ever has been before.  Now, we live in a...

An Epidemic of Dual Addiction: Heroin and Prescription Painkillers

Dec 11, 2017
The history of addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers like Vicodin is a history that has always been intertwined. The heroin epidemic would not be what it is today had...

Key Characteristics of Drug Culture and Addiction Treatment

Nov 20, 2017
Drug culture refers to the rules, rites, and rituals associated with a particular drug. It also includes mannerisms, terminology, user etiquette, and group preferences, including style, age, and sexual orientation. Drug...

What’s the Difference in Hard and Soft Drugs?

Nov 8, 2017
Have you heard the terms hard and soft drugs? When individuals use these terms, they are referring to an arbitrary categorization that has no clear definition or criteria and also...

The Aftermath of Drug Overdoses: How to Cope with the Emotional Effects

Oct 23, 2017
Drug overdose is the fastest-growing cause of death in the United States, with approximately 125 Americans suffering a fatal overdose every day, but even non-fatal drug overdoses can wreak havoc...

Despite Efforts to Curb the Epidemic, Heroin Continues Its Popularity

Oct 2, 2017
What we have on our hands right now in this country is a steadily increasing addiction problem of the very worst kind. Drug and alcohol addiction gets progressively more difficult...
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