Already struggling with the epidemic of prescription drugs and heroin, the United States is now facing a new challenge in the form of a terrifying new substance that is 10,000 times stronger than morphine, itself a powerful pain medication made from opium, or 5,000 times more potent than heroin. The problem is only getting serious..
What contributes to binge drinking is still a mystery for scientists. The practice of consuming large quantities of alcohol in a single session is the most prevalent pattern of its excessive use. This is a cause of concern as indulging in repeated sessions of binge drinking can result in other problems, such as alcohol poisoning,..
Many expectant mothers continue to drink or smoke as their usual routine in spite of being aware that such habits can hurt the unborn baby. When a pregnant woman consumes alcohol, it reaches the growing fetus and causes various health issues, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) – a group of deformities caused due to..
Almost all medications have side effects, but some of these can be managed by listening to a doctor, who might suggest a change in the dose or type or medicine or might prescribe them for a shorter duration. Similarly, many pain medications, though safe when taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor, can carry the..
The American culture has undergone significant changes lately with respect to food habits, social life and personal relationships. In fact, many such big or small changes have cleared the way for greater innovations or alterations. The same is true regarding the trend in illicit drug use that has seen rapid changes in the last few..
No matter what method one employs to smoke, the nicotine in the tobacco will surely have harmful effects on the body. Some people tend to replace the conventional cigarettes with the electronic ones as a safer alternative, but studies have proved that doing so does not decrease the impact of nicotine. Most of the chemicals..
Not everyone who drinks is suffering from alcohol use disorder (AUD). But when drinking goes out of hand, it becomes necessary to recognize the signs that manifest the number and gravity of problems that people tend to ignore. People are diagnosed with AUD only when their drinking raises concern about impending distress or harm.