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Marijuana and Its Consequences into the Teenage Brain

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Marijuana and Its Consequences into the Teenage Brain

The most common illicit drug in use in the United States today is marijuana. And, although a number of states have now legalized its use, either for medicinal or recreational purposes, it is still illegal in many others. Even in those states where marijuana has been made legal, it is only for people over the age of 21. A key concern is that, just like with alcohol, the legal age limit will not be able to prevent young people from…

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How We Can Tackle the National Drug Epidemic

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In 2017, the President of the United States officially declared that the opioid crisis in America has become a national emergency. For many, this came as a welcome wake-up call for the States. Approximately 115 people in the country die every day after using drugs like heroin and prescription pain relievers, and the CDC has long stated that economic and medical burden of opioid use is worrying. Drug addiction has lingered on the edge of social consciousness for too long,…

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How to Recognize Signs of Addiction

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How to Recognize Signs of Addiction

If you are worried that someone you know is potentially struggling with addiction, there are warning signs you can look out for. This article lists the most common drug abuse symptoms but is not an exhaustive list. Not all of these symptoms will be exhibited in every case, but they are known as classic signs of drug dependency. These are the warning signs to look for, and there are ways you can help the person at the end of the…

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Treading Carefully with Mental Disorders and Addiction

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Treading Carefully with Mental Disorders and Addiction

Did you know one in five American adults are diagnosed with a mental illness in any given year? That equates to about 43.8 million people. Not all these cases are diagnosed, meaning people might be unknowingly living with a mental disorder. On top of that, there are even more individuals who have an undiagnosed mental disorder who also have some type of substance addiction. Mental Disorders and Addiction While there is not much known about how psychiatric disorders affect the…

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How Pharmaceutical Companies Can Help Curb Drug Abuse

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How Pharmaceutical Companies Can Help Curb Drug Abuse

While every drug consumed comes with a list of side effects, pain-relieving medications and sleeping pills are the most lethal, courtesy their addictive nature. Lately, the use of opioid painkillers and sleep-inducing drugs has skyrocketed with Americans using 80% of the drugs available worldwide. These drugs, without a doubt, offer specific benefits to patients; however, they are habit-forming. This increases the risk of drug abuse. Pharmaceutical companies play a huge role in making these drugs available in the market, and…

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