Monthly Archives: July 2012

Study On Possible Drive Behind Addiction

Could it be possible that the keys to metabolic disorders like diabetes and obesity, are also the keys to drug abuse? Recent research opened the door to the theory that  drug addiction is driven by brain cells that control hunger. … Continue reading

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Mental Health And Prescription Drugs In College Kids

The American Medical Community has developed groundbreaking, powerful drugs that keep unwanted mental symptoms at bay, yet recent studies have shown that these drugs are likely producing more adverse effects on our nation’s youth, decreasing the apparent worth of such … Continue reading

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The Illicit Prescription Drug Use Explosion

Today’s drug abuse scene is not the same as it was 5 or even 10 years ago. With illicit prescription drug abuse exploding, prescription opiates have risen to the top of the list of popularly abused drugs. A change in … Continue reading

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Teens Use Marijuana More Than Cigarettes

Results from a recent survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that a quarter of high school students smoke marijuana, while only 19% of teens reported recently smoking cigarettes. Marijuana use among teens more common than … Continue reading

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Is There A Link Between Childhood Trauma Alcohol Use And Incarceration

Cases of alcohol abuse often end up incarcerated, simply because this is how many states’ criminal justice system deals with these kinds of issues. Analysis of both male and female prisoners shows a strong link between childhood trauma, alcohol use … Continue reading

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Prescription Painkillers Emerging As Leading Threat Among Drugs

It appears our war on drugs strategy may need a makeover. Why? Because the issues at hand have changed. We are no longer simply battling the issue of street drugs—in fact, street drugs seem easy compared to the new target: … Continue reading

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Adderall Abuse Becoming More Popular Among Teens

The prescription stimulant Adderall has been on the market since 1996 when it was first introduced by Shire pharmaceuticals. Used to treat hyperactivity and attention deficit cases, Adderall provides a temporary increase in mental focus and concentration. With Adderall abuse … Continue reading

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Heroin Use Soars For Suburban Teens

Teenage heroin abuse is the worst nightmare of every American parent, yet for years its abuse has been subdued amongst young adults. It appears now that the abuse of heroin is increasing at an unexpectedly fast rate. Heroin, infamously dangerous … Continue reading

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