Pregnancy is the most crucial stage in a woman’s life. When pregnant, a woman is asked to take extra care because the wellbeing of the unborn is entirely upon her. Therefore, moms-to-be are required to take a healthy diet and lead a stress-free life. It is believed that the unborn sees the world through its..
Celebrities are associated with fame and glamour. However, the lows that hit their life, including their dependence on some addictive substance cannot be ignored. The fact that some of the personalities have either confessed their love for some particular pain reliever or have checked into a rehab to rid themselves of the vicious cycle of..
Doctor shopping is the practice of visiting multiple physicians to obtain prescription medications or medical opinions for the same ailment. Health care providers usually consider this negative behavior. Depending on various definitions of doctor shopping, methodology and patient sample, the rate of this activity varies extensively between 6.3 percent and 56 percent. It is a..
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…
New and illicit drugs keep flooding the market in the United States and they keep finding their way to people who are sometimes oblivious to their effects. Law enforcement agencies try their best to keep such drugs off the streets, but drug traffickers often devise new ways to bend the rules.
The United States is currently in the grip of an opioid epidemic with over 28,000 Americans succumbing to opioid overdose in 2014 alone, of which 14,000 deaths involved misuse of prescription pain relievers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Looking at the increasing number of affected people queuing up at addiction..
The rise in opioid misuse rate has mostly been reported among adolescents and those stepping into early adulthood, making it imperative to look for solutions to tackle opioid use disorder among these vulnerable groups.
A recent report by the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy estimated 21 million Americans to be grappling with substance abuse disorder. Studies have indicated that most cases of drug addiction involve opioids.
The respect that celebrities in Hollywood get is far more than the extent of recognition received by others who excel in their respective fields. Such a degree of acknowledgment may be overwhelming at times but celebrities should act responsibly as they are emulated by many.
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..