While alcohol and illicit drug abuse has dominated the college campuses since decades, the consequences arising out of chronic abuse of prescription drugs, particularly stimulants, sedatives and pain relievers, have affected millions of American teens and adolescents. Although there have been several advances in the field of new and upgraded treatments for chronic pain, attention..
In the wake of the opioid addiction plaguing the United States, the greatest need of the time is to identify the reasons behind this outbreak. A telephonic survey by the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation found that one-third of the respondents who had taken prescription opioids for two months or more in the past two years..
Addiction is a progressive brain disorder, which involves intense cravings for addictive substances despite knowing their adverse consequences. Addiction to anything, be it to pleasurable activities such as shopping or gambling, can influence the brain in various ways and subvert the way it reacts to different stressful conditions. Addiction is actually a serious illness that..
Prescription opioids are most commonly administered as part of treatment to alleviate chronic pain. Scientists identify opioid pharmacotherapy as one of the key reasons triggering chances of prolonged exposure to pain relievers and consequent addiction. As per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2015 report, nearly four million people aged 12 and above..
A healthy routine has a significant and long-lasting impact on the physical, mental and emotional health. Lately, people are leaving no stone unturned to make healthy lifestyle a way of living. More often, such individuals search for innumerable options to maintain a healthy routine by exercising, eating right and staying away from harmful substances. In..
Heroin use in the United States has skyrocketed over the last decade. With a significant rise in cases of heroin overdoses across the nation, the situation is turning from bad to worse. Recently, at least six people succumbed to heroin overdoses in Atlantic City, New Jersey (N.J.), proving that the calamity is here to stay…
An individual visits a doctor when he/she faces a medical problem. Whether it is a serious or minor one, a person expects their doctor to prescribe certain medications that can help them recover from their illness or injury. The medicines prescribed by a doctor are intended to make a person feel better and get cured…
Prescription drug abuse is the illicit use of prescription drugs for recreational purposes. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the commonly abused classes of prescription drugs include opioids (for pain), central nervous system (CNS) depressants (for anxiety and sleep disorders) and stimulants (for ADHD and narcolepsy).
With at least 46 confirmed deaths across several American states, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has temporarily banned the synthetic drug “Pink”. Known as U-47700 in the medical community, the drug was legal in most of the U.S. states, including Arizona. With the ban on Pink, the drug will now be categorized under Schedule I..
In March 2015, by all appearances, pilot Andrea Lubitz deliberately slammed Germanwings flight 479525 into the French Alps killing all 150 passengers and crew. Following the crash, the German police searched Lubitz’s home. According to local newspaper Die Welt, authorities found clear evidence that Lubitz suffered from a psychosomatic illness. The investigators discovered multiple prescriptions..