Does Drug Abuse Vary by gender? +

Does Drug Abuse Vary by gender?

In 2013, an estimated 25 million Americans reported using illicit recreational drugs within the past year. Drug abuse is a nationwide health issue. This has been problematic in many communities. Drug abuse can affect anyone. People in any and every race, ethnicity, gender, and even across age groups, can become addicted to drugs, tobacco, and/or

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Alcohol Consumption Rising Among Women +

Alcohol Consumption Rising Among Women

Alcohol Consumption for Stress Many adults are binge drinking to cope with stress. Through history, we have seen alcohol become more and more acceptably used in today’s society. Although there are many reasons that lure users to alcohol, many studies show that the typical user is experiencing higher amounts of stress. An astounding 78% of

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Top 14 Most Used Drugs in the US in 2018 +

Top 14 Most Used Drugs in the US in 2018

In the United States, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration conducts a study to assess drug trends in the country. The most recent National Survey of Drug Use and Health is from 2016 and found that an estimated 30 million Americans used illicit recreational drugs in the past year. These numbers are solely

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Worst Cocaine Cities in the United States +

Worst Cocaine Cities in the United States

Substance abuse in the United States has always been a severe issue. Drugs produced in other countries pour into the US and wreak havoc in our cities. Cocaine and crack cocaine has had a profound impact on many lives within all types of communities. Trends in use have fluctuated over the years and is currently

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Common Myths About Addiction +

Common Myths About Addiction

Unfortunately, there are countless misconceptions about both addicts and how addiction works. Here are a few misconceptions and the truths that lie behind them:   Myth: Addiction is a Choice Ignorant people love to argue about this and will do so until they’re blue in the face. They’ll say that it was originally the now-addict’s

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Crystal Meth Addiction, Effects & Symptoms +

Crystal Meth Addiction, Effects & Symptoms

Although most drugs spread from the city to rural areas, the stimulant crystal meth has the opposite effect. Meth has its roots in rural areas because of the way it is produced. However, first we’ll look at a brief history of the drug. Crystal Meth’s History of Use and Exposure in America Methamphetamine was first

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