The year 2016 has been a disaster for Karlos Williams (23), the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back. For the second time this year, Williams has been suspended for violating the National Football League’s (NFL) substance abuse policy. He was suspended 10 games in November 2016. Earlier this season, he was hit with a four-game suspension by..
The recent change in the attitude of people of the United States regarding marijuana use seems to have an effect on the nation’s football players. With marijuana use (recreational or medical) becoming legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia, the players have urged the National Football League (NFL) to rethink about its stance..
Addiction is a disease of brain and not a character flaw, said United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy in his recently released report titled, “Facing Addition in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.”
It is rightly said that with freedom comes greater responsibility. This quote holds true for those American states that recently legalized marijuana use. They face a tough challenge ahead – of integrating the pot market. The states need to work on various fronts to make sure that the marijuana industry doesn’t open up cans of..
The relationship between substance abuse and sportspersons is almost as old as the advent of the games themselves. With the competition growing fiercer by the day, many sportspersons take to abusing substances for one reason or the other, and sometimes face the music too.
Alcoholism or alcohol addiction is a severe mental and physical dependence on alcohol, developed due to prolonged use or consumption of the substance. It is a state in which an individual craves for alcohol to function, feel happy, overcome sadness or anxiety. In the United States, approximately 16.3 million adults suffered from alcohol use disorder..
Drugs alter the cognitive ability of users who gradually tend to get addicted to them. Various researches are being carried out to understand what makes people addicted to drugs. A recent research revealed how use of hallucinogens like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) can transform speech and language. The study, titled “Semantic activation in LSD: Evidence..
The veterans who have survived wars are slowly being killed by prescription psychotropic drugs. Many of the nation’s servicemen and veterans suffer from mental illnesses, such as stress, depression, PTSD, and traumatic brain injury. Like any other person, they are prescribed psychotropic drugs to overcome the symptoms. But instead of helping, these drugs only harm..
Certain drugs are prescribed for their therapeutic effect, but not all drugs have medicinal properties. The drugs that are prescribed in moderation for treatment of physiological and psychological disorders can wreak havoc if abused for prolonged periods. Moreover, there are some drugs that are counterfeits of prescription drugs or are made after mixing chemical properties..