Archive for the ‘Drug Abuse’ Category

  • Is Your Child At Risk for Using Ecstasy

    New Study Shows Which Kids Are Most At Risk For Using Ecstasy

    Jul 30, 14 • 2364 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on New Study Shows Which Kids Are Most At Risk For Using Ecstasy

    Ecstasy is a drug favored by young people who often take it to intensify the pleasures of group gatherings like concerts, dance parties and nightclubs. This is why the drug is sometimes called a “club” drug. The drug was most popular in the U.S. during...

  • Marijuana Screening - eCHECKUP TO GO

    Substance Abuse: What Is The eCHECKUP TO GO?

    Jul 25, 14 • 1788 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Substance Abuse: What Is The eCHECKUP TO GO?

    A screening is a testing procedure designed to identify people affected by a particular physical or psychological condition. A brief intervention is a short procedure designed to educate people involved in dangerous behaviors and encourage the adoption of...

  • Cocaine Abuse And Addiction | Factors That Increase Cocaine Use

    Which Young Adults Have Biggest Problem With Cocaine?

    Jul 14, 14 • 2260 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Which Young Adults Have Biggest Problem With Cocaine?

    Cocaine is a stimulant known for its potential to trigger diagnosable symptoms of drug abuse or drug addiction, as well as for its potential to produce sudden, unpredictable and potentially...

  • How Is High Childhood IQ Linked To Drug Use

    How Is High Childhood IQ Linked To Drug Use?

    May 15, 14 • 2165 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on How Is High Childhood IQ Linked To Drug Use?

    Finding out about the risk factors for drug abuse and understanding why some people are more prone to addiction than others is a valid priority for addiction research, but the associations observed aren’t always so easy to explain. Studies that have found...

  • Mexican Marijuana Growers Switching to Heroin

    Mexican Marijuana Growers Switching To Heroin

    May 12, 14 • 2136 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Mexican Marijuana Growers Switching To Heroin

    The good news is that efforts to legalize and regulate marijuana in the United States appear to be reducing the income of Mexican drug cartels. The bad news is that the trend of prescription drug abusers turning to heroin as a cheaper, stronger high has also...

  • Comparing Synthetic and Organic Marijuana

    Comparing Synthetic And Organic Marijuana

    May 9, 14 • 3441 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Comparing Synthetic And Organic Marijuana

    The country has become divided on its opposing views on the safety of using recreational marijuana. But not all marijuana is the same. Naturally-grown marijuana is very different from the many types of synthetic marijuana products that are available. Although...

  • A Few Current Trends In Drug Use Among Kids

    A Few Current Trends In Drug Use Among Kids

    May 2, 14 • 2008 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on A Few Current Trends In Drug Use Among Kids

    Marijuana remains the most popular illegal drug in the U.S. (even when now-legal use in the state of Colorado is factored in), and it is certainly the most popular drug among preteens and young adults. However, it is by no means the only drug to be used...

  • Video Documents The Faces Of Drug Arrests To Show The Physical Toll Of Addiction

    Video Documents The Faces Of Drug Arrests To Show The Physical Toll Of Addiction

    May 1, 14 • 2602 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Video Documents The Faces Of Drug Arrests To Show The Physical Toll Of Addiction

    A decade after the shocking “Faces of Meth” campaign—documenting the clear impact of meth abuse through mug shots—the website Rehabs.com has released a new video showing how abuse of different drugs can affect the appearance of people struggling with...

  • As Finals Approach, Adderall Use Is On The Rise

    As Finals Approach, Adderall Use Is On The Rise

    Apr 30, 14 • 2060 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on As Finals Approach, Adderall Use Is On The Rise

    Before the sweet release of summer break comes the stressful time of semester finals. College students all across the nation are headed into the final weeks of the school year and that means comprehensive exams, major projects and presentations and lots of...

  • What Message Is Legal Marijuana Sending To Teens

    What Message Is Legal Marijuana Sending To Teens?

    Apr 17, 14 • 2258 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on What Message Is Legal Marijuana Sending To Teens?

    While many people use it recreationally, medicinal marijuana is increasing, with 20 U.S. states allowing it and Colorado and Washington State allowing recreational use as well. Meanwhile, pot is still illegal under federal law. Gil Kerlikowske, the director...