Tag: drug addiction

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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Random Drug Testing in Sports: Why It’s Important

December 1, 2018

Drug consumption by amateur and professional athletes is a major issue. In 2016, more than 1.81% of athletes tested by the world anti-doping agency had overdosed on drugs. In order to effectively control this growing problem, drug tests have become common in every sport. Why Athletes Abuse Drugs Athletes are expected to give their best […]

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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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Drugs and the Party Scene

November 29, 2018

What’s a party drug? The better question is: what’s not a party drug? Generally, drugs that are consumed intravenously don’t make huge waves on the party scene: this makes sense if you consider the monstrous inconvenience of preparing yourself and the drug for use in an extremely noisy, crowded and darkened room. This doesn’t mean, […]

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Drug Use by Race and Gender

November 27, 2018

When someone says, ‘drug addict,’ who comes to mind? Someone you know? Someone you saw passing by? Or a statistic? Anyone can become addicted to drugs, and drugs don’t discriminate against any person. People, however, can discriminate against people, and limit access to drugs for some people, and not others. One result of this very […]

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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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Terrifying Drugs

November 22, 2018

Think you know drugs? Think again. While it’s commonly accepted that street drugs are bad news, there is worse yet. Outside (and occasionally inside) the United States, there are drugs manufactured that might make an addiction to well-known drugs seem like child’s play. Why? Who really knows, except that the challenge to make stronger and […]

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Ever Heard of…?

November 20, 2018

It’s 2018, and no one knows exactly how many drugs are on the market, or being consumed as we speak. New and more dangerous drugs seem to enter the market every couple of weeks, and while every region has their processes for securing and documenting drugs confiscated from individuals or from criminal organizations, there may […]

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CBD Oil and Addiction Treatment

November 19, 2018

CBD Oil. You’ve probably heard the term or seen it being advertised on social media by fitness experts and health advocates alike. So what it is all about? What are the benefits? Is it the same as using marijuana? Is it actually as good for you as they say? With emerging medicine comes emerging questions: […]

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Drug Detox – The Process and Getting Help

November 17, 2018

Drugs are some of the most powerful substances on this planet. Once addicted, an individual caters to the drug and its effects above all else. They put aside their families, loved ones, careers, finances, health; anything they can compromise in exchange for a fix becomes second nature. There often does come a point where addicts […]

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