Category: Drug addiction

How Rural Areas Became Drug Hubs

January 11, 2019

The rural United States has suffered a variety of drug epidemics, and the Opioid Crisis is just the most recent. One of the earliest drug epidemics was smoking tobacco – tobacco is one of the original cash crops, and it has been enjoyed throughout the world since it was first produced and exported by colonizers […]

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How Pets are Affected by Addiction

January 3, 2019

Losing a pet is never easy. Some people grieve for years, and some need counseling to get them through this difficult time. Try now to image what would happen if your pet lost you. This is one of the many reasons to steer clear of illicit drugs: you never know who you’re hurting. There are […]

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Drug Addiction in the Trans Community

December 27, 2018

Remember always that stress is one of the most commonly-cited reasons for drug abuse. Living as a transperson in an uncertain political climate almost always takes a toll – even though there exists a handful of positive transpeople who are public figures, for the most part, transpeople are much more likely to live in poverty […]

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Illicit Drugs and Their Damage on Lungs

December 20, 2018

Drug abuse is referred to as the non-medical use of drugs that may compel the person to develop physical or psychological dependence. People who are inclined towards drugs abusing often think that the only trouble they are going to get into is being caught by the law enforcing bodies for illegitimate drug use. In their […]

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Weather and Drug Consumption: How Are They Related?

December 17, 2018

When there are dark clouds looming or it’s been raining for days, you may feel lazy and lethargic. On the other hand, you might feel motivated and focused on bright, sunny days. You can’t deny the impact of weather on your mood and overall health. However, it’s a lesser known fact that weather and addiction […]

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The War on Addiction vs The War on Drugs

December 13, 2018

There is nothing new about a war on drugs, or a national effort to curtail drug use in the United States. As early as 1784, ‘chronic drunkenness,’ what we call ‘alcoholism’ today, was labeled a disease. One of the first people to diagnose the disease was Dr. Benjamin Rush, an abnormally-intuitive scientist living in newly-free […]

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Dangerous Drugs by Country

December 6, 2018

Instagram has done wonders: the world has become a little smaller, and a little more magical. These days, it’s not hard to find beautiful pictures that glorify a life that centers around traveling, learning, and looking stylish while doing it. Traveling abroad has the power to make you more empathetic, and deepen your ability to […]

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How Much Do We Spend on Drugs?

November 30, 2018

The question of how much money people in the United States spend on drugs has two answers: a simple one, and one that’s more complex. The simple answer is, ‘more than anyone else in the world’: looking at both prescription and illicit drugs, the number of dollars spent on drugs by insurance companies, citizens, patients, […]

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The Meth Epidemic

November 23, 2018

Virtually no one missed ‘X-Files’ creator Vince Gilligan’s runaway hit, ‘Breaking Bad.’ A story of a man at the crossroads of seemingly impossible decision after impossible decision, the show was timed perfectly, debuting around the time that use of methamphetamines, or meth, in the United States began to steadily rise. Methamphetamines, or meth, can take […]

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