Posts Tagged ‘Drug Addiction’

  • How Is High Childhood IQ Linked To Drug Use

    How Is High Childhood IQ Linked To Drug Use?

    May 15, 14 • 2346 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...

  • What Are Benzodiazepines

    What Are Benzodiazepines?

    May 13, 14 • 4267 Views • Prescription Drug AddictionComments Off on What Are Benzodiazepines?

    One of the most often prescribed drugs in the U.S., benzodiazepine is a sedative, anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant that can help treat a number of physical and mental conditions. Benzodiazepines are widely used, acting as the main ingredient in popular...

  • Mexican Marijuana Growers Switching to Heroin

    Mexican Marijuana Growers Switching To Heroin

    May 12, 14 • 2314 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...

  • Treatment Strategies For Adolescent Substance Abusers

    Treatment Strategies For Adolescent Substance Abusers

    May 6, 14 • 2571 Views • Addiction TreatmentComments Off on Treatment Strategies For Adolescent Substance Abusers

    Adolescents that experiment with drugs and alcohol are putting themselves at increased risk for developing an addiction by the time they reach adulthood. The timing can be critical, given that many individuals make career choices and may even begin a family...

  • A Few Current Trends In Drug Use Among Kids

    A Few Current Trends In Drug Use Among Kids

    May 2, 14 • 2193 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 • 2845 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...

  • Why Do Teens Abuse Drugs And Alcohol

    Why Do Teens Abuse Drugs And Alcohol?

    Apr 25, 14 • 3126 Views • Substance Abuse, UncategorizedComments Off on Why Do Teens Abuse Drugs And Alcohol?

    Drinking and drug use are significant problems for a large number of American teenagers. However, not all teens begin or continue their involvement in substance use for the same reasons. In a study published in December 2013 in the journal Psychology of...

  • Are Teens Being Overprescribed Painkillers

    Are Teens Being Overprescribed Painkillers?

    Apr 7, 14 • 2521 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Are Teens Being Overprescribed Painkillers?

    When a teen is taking a painkiller for the first time it should be for a legitimate reason, such as an injury or medical need. Instead, instances of young people taking these dangerous opioids recreationally are on the rise. Researchers are warning physicians...

  • Investigating Drug Use Among Street Kids

    Investigating Drug Use Among Street Kids

    Apr 3, 14 • 2503 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Investigating Drug Use Among Street Kids

    Sex, violence and drugs usually sit atop parents’ worries about raising children. But what about children with no adults to guide them? Kids living on the street with no home or parents to return to face challenges all on their own. Some turn to drugs as a...

  • Study Demonstrates Public Views On High School Steroid Use

    Study Demonstrates Public Views On High School Steroid Use

    Apr 2, 14 • 2084 Views • Steroid Drug UseComments Off on Study Demonstrates Public Views On High School Steroid Use

    Despite awareness campaigns, studies routinely show that many parents believe prescription drugs pose fewer dangers than illegal street drugs, and that teens that use “study drugs” like Adderall are engaging in harmless academic boosting. A study...