Drug abuse is brain wracking, literally

Drug abuse is brain wracking, literally

The fact that drug abuse has emerged as one of the hot topics in presidential debates highlights the severity of the problem. In fact, the use of prescription painkillers and illicit drugs like heroin has exploded massively in the past 15 years. Looking at the growing threat of drugs, especially among teenagers, the U.S. government like in many countries has been waging a war on drug addiction for decades now. Read more

Unique addiction habits in American youth

Unique addiction habits in American youth

Drugs have penetrated the American society deeply and have left no socioeconomic group untouched. The most commonly abused drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, methamphetamine and prescription medications, have a long-term negative impact on the physical and mental health of a person. Read more

Famous American celebrities who smoke marijuana

Famous American celebrities who smoke marijuana

An addiction to drugs is a serious problem that can strike anyone at any age. A person fighting addiction to any kind of substance is more prone to develop serious physical and mental health disorders. The person gradually develops an increased dependency on drugs, which, ultimately, takes the shape of a fascination. Read more

Ins and outs of drug abuse - 4: Consequences of drug abuse not just limited to mind

Ins and outs of drug abuse – 4: Consequences of drug abuse not just limited to mind

Drug addiction is a chronic brain disease that massively affects the brain by changing its structure and functioning. The chemical components of drugs can change the brain circuitry in various ways, apart from having undesirable changes in the body. Read more

Nevada athletic body paves way for removal of marijuana from banned substances list

Nevada athletic body paves way for removal of marijuana from banned substances list

Injuries are often seen as a part of games, especially when it is combat sports. Athletes, therefore, often face charges of drug abuse, as the majority of painkillers and other medications contain banned substances. However, the changed stance of Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), which oversees boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts (MMA), on marijuana gives hope of relief to sportspersons. Read more