Abuse of prescription drugs, especially painkillers, has become a major health epidemic in the United States, with millions of overdose deaths occurring every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 183,000 people died due to the overdose of prescription painkillers from 1999 to 2015. In fact, a huge percentage of people in..
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..
Prescription diet pills became a fad in the 1990s as it was the era when people were overly conscious about how they looked. Being slim mattered more than anything else, with both men and women being equally obsessed with the desire to stay thin. During this time, a diet pill known as Fen-Phen, a combination..
Teenagers are easily influenced by external factors and have a high tendency to experiment. They are often attracted to activities that they feel would prove their coming of age. Such activities can be as harmless as shaving or putting on make-up, to harmful ones like sexual experiences, smoking and consumption of alcohol or/and drugs. Drug..
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..
For a sixth consecutive year, Massachusetts reported a likely increase in unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths with fentanyl responsible for nearly three-quarters of deaths in the state. According to the latest figures from the state’s Department of Public Health (DPH) released on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, 2016, the nation has witnessed 1,465 confirmed opioid-related deaths in..
Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid prescribed to treat cases of severe pain, such as those experienced by cancer patients. Although it works in the same manner as morphine, its potency is 50 to 100 times higher. Moreover, Fentanyl is 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin. According to a July 2016 report published..
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..
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…
Every year, more than 27,000 people lose their lives to opioid overdose in the United States. As statistics show rapid increase in fatalities over the last two decades, there is growing evidence that the opioid epidemic is possibly the worst drug crisis Americans have ever witnessed. Not created overnight, the epidemic has affected people regardless..