Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 40 million Americans smoked cigarettes in 2014. Every year, one in five deaths in the country is caused by smoking and approximately 16 million Americans live with some kind of..
Smoking increases the risk of a wide range of heart and lung diseases. So, doctors advise women to avoid smoking during pregnancy. Lately, millions of women have been experiencing high-risk pregnancies and smoking can be one of the major factors for it. Moms-to-be who can’t do without taking a puff or two put the life..
Most of us use medications only as prescribed by doctors, but there are many others who take these drugs for non-medical reasons. With the United States leading the trend of prescription drug abuse, the federal government has been tightening rules and making it difficult for people to procure over-the-counter (OTC) prescription medications for abuse. But..
It takes a lot of courage to admit that one needs treatment to get rid of alcoholism and drug addiction. For some, treatment can be a matter of months, but for others it may be a life-long process. Treatment programs can greatly differ from person to person, depending on the type of drug abused and..
The drug abuse problem has been taking a heavy toll not just on the lives of Americans, but also on the economy of the country. Despite knowing the ill effects of illicit drugs, people fail to control themselves from abusing them. Easy availability of synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy, LSD and methamphetamine, which are dubbed..
The United States is fighting a long battle of opioid misuse and the federal government has been spending a huge amount of money to combat the fast-spreading epidemic. For most addicts, the process of giving up an addiction may not be an easy task. Many a times, addicts need to undergo complex treatment procedures that..
The fact that smoking is associated with serious health problems and higher mortality rate is known to all. In fact, the diseases caused by smoking form the second leading cause of death of people suffering from mental illnesses. Many factors are responsible for the high prevalence of smoking in mentally ill patients. A 2016 study..