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

The burgeoning global market of illegal drugs

The burgeoning global market of illegal drugs

According to a recent survey on illegal drug use by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States is the biggest consumer of illegal drugs across the world. Drug addiction is a chronic disease that impairs the functionality of the brain, thereby, triggering compulsive drug seeking. Read more

Horrific Russian Magic: The flesh-eating drug ‘krokodil’

Horrific Russian Magic: The flesh-eating drug ‘krokodil’

Krokodil, medically known as desomorphine, is a relatively new and extremely dangerous drug to hit the streets. It’s been popular in Russia for more than a decade, with nearly 3 million users. The krokodil epidemic began in Siberia and the Russian Far East, but has only recently raised its ugly head in the U.S.  The drug is sometimes called Russian Magic for its country of origin, but its more popular name refers to the disfiguring effects it has on the human body (Drugs, “Krokodil (desomorphine)”). Before anyone considers taking krokodil, they should be aware of the gruesome details. Read more

The harmful effects of methamphetamine

The harmful effects of methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive stimulant that targets the central nervous system. Also known as meth, crystal and ice, the drug was originally created for use in various medications, but has since become a popular street drug due to its powerful effects. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World reports that as many as 13 million Americans have used methamphetamine. Before anyone tries meth, however, they should be aware of the significant risks to their health and well-being posed by the drug. Read more