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

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

Use of performance-enhancing drugs in military

Use of performance-enhancing drugs in military

Drug use and abuse by people in the military is not an unusual occurrence anymore. From the World Wars to the civil wars, there have been significant stories of drug use among war fighters to improve their performance and to remain alert during their combat deployments. However, it is still difficult to ascertain as to what extent are such drugs impacting the lives of soldiers. Read more

The effects of MDMA (Ecstasy) on the brain

The effects of MDMA (Ecstasy) on the brain

MDMA, often called Ecstasy or Molly, is a drug that has gained popularity among young people at nightclubs and raves. Common perception holds that the drug is relatively safe and does not have any noteworthy side effects or drawbacks. However, MDMA is a powerful amphetamine that radically affects brain activity. Consequently, it can cause lasting damage to the user and poses a significant health risk. Before using MDMA, it is important to fully understand the effect it has on the human brain.

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