Synthetic marijuana opens Pandora’s box for US

Synthetic marijuana opens Pandora’s box for US

The addiction level in the United States has reached new heights. While America continues to grapple with the epidemic of heroin and prescription drugs, a new trend of synthetic marijuana abuse is also tightening its grip over the country. Commonly known as Spice or K2, synthetic marijuana has emerged as the second most abused illicit drug among the American teenagers.   Read more

Human use of animal sedative on the rise in the US

Human use of animal sedative on the rise in the US

Amid the chaos caused by the death of singer and songwriter Prince due to an overdose of opioid painkiller fentanyl, the United States is now facing a threat from the emerging human use of Carfentanil, an animal sedative. While the death of the musician raised a concern over the ready availability of fentanyl, the reports of carfentanil emerging as the new source of addiction have raised an alarm for the country. As per recent reports, the sudden rise in a number of drug abuse in Ohio is suspected to be the result of a surge in availability of carfentanil in the market. A similar outbreak has also been noticed in other states such as Kentucky, Indiana, and Florida.

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Drugs, lowered sexual inhibitions and consequences

Drugs, lowered sexual inhibitions and consequences

Substance abuse can often lead an individual to be prone to more impulsive and questionable behavior than they would engage in if they were sober. This naturally extends to sexual behaviors, which can have severe consequences in certain instances. Those who do not use proper discretion could be opening themselves up to sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy and plain embarrassment later on. Read more

Can substance abuse lead to domestic violence?

Can substance abuse lead to domestic violence?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4,774,000 women in the U.S. alone experience physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner every year. While there are many reasons why violence occurs, it may often be accompanied by drug or alcohol use. Read more