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

Marijuana more effective for pain in men than in women

Marijuana more effective for pain in men than in women

Marijuana legalization in almost half of American states has prompted the need to study the risks and benefits associated with its use. The potential impact of marijuana on memory or conditions of the heart has already been looked into in prior studies. Now, in a recent study, a team of researchers found that pain-alleviating effects of cannabis are higher in men than in women. Read more

Ins and outs of drug abuse – 2: Treatment approaches to drug addiction

Ins and outs of drug abuse – 2: Treatment approaches to drug addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic illness characterized by cravings for drugs at regular intervals. The disease affects the brains and behavior of addicts. The changes that occur in the brain due to drug abuse can be harmful and long-lasting. However, a person may not be able to stop taking a substance even if he/she wants to. Read more