Substance abuse among nurses: Risk factors and treatment

Substance abuse among nurses: Risk factors and treatment

Substance use disorder (SUD) is rampant across the length and breadth of the United States, afflicting millions of people regardless of their culture and occupations, including the world of nursing. According to the official journal of the American Nurse Today (ANT), approximately 10-15 pertcent of the nursing population or one in 10 nurses is struggling with a drug or an alcohol addiction or are in recovery. Compared to the general population, nurses develop dependence and addiction to substances because of easy access to drugs. Read more

US needs more foster homes as number of kids hit by drug epidemic continues to rise

US needs more foster homes as number of kids hit by drug epidemic continues to rise

The United States is in the grip of a drug epidemic, and the repercussions are being increasingly felt by child welfare agencies, causing a strain on their resources. The Wall Street Journal states that increasing cases of drug abuse by parents, especially involving heroin and prescription painkillers, is straining the welfare agencies across the nation and sending more children into foster care. Read more

Why being all “Smiles” might not be a good idea

Why being all “Smiles” might not be a good idea

The recently trending designer drug to have claimed several lives is Smiles. Despite its name, the associated effects and results of this drug are anything but pleasant.

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