Alcohol poisoning occurs due to excessive drinking in a short period of time. It has been found to be a common problem among the middle-aged adults, especially men. High amount of alcohol in the blood can blackout critical areas of the brain responsible for controlling the heart rate, body temperature and breathing, sometimes even resulting..
Alcohol is one of the most widely abused substances by the young generation despite the fact that the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) in the United States is 21. Underage drinking is a serious public health concern, leading to grave repercussions such as violent outbursts, motor vehicle accidents, unsafe sexual practices, and even deaths. In..
Supermodels lead a glamorous and extravagant lifestyle, which is envied by millions of young girls across the globe. Maintaining this dazzling lifestyle, however, puts a lot of pressure on a model and in order to escape from the fierce competition and the resulting stress, very often, they resort to drinking alcohol which, over a period..
Pot users got an adrenalin rush recently when the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) website declared that medical marijuana was now permitted inside the plane in the passenger’s carry-on and checked luggage. The social media went into a frenzy when the website’s “What can I bring” page showed a green “Yes” for medical marijuana. However, shortly..
The Milwaukee County, which was already witnessing a menace of synthetic opiate fentanyl had its first brush with carfentanil recently, a much deadlier drug used to tranquilize elephants. Carfentanil, which is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl, has been found to be responsible for as many as three..
Alcoholism is understood as a physical dependence to and a mental fixation on alcohol. It is particularly damaging for young people as it damages brain and impairs cognitive functions. As per the National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health (NSDUH) 2015, 15.1 million people suffer from alcohol use disorder (AUD). Considering the seriousness of the..
Rapid escalation in medical marijuana sales in Detroit prompted the authorities to introduce an interactive map that will help track the presence of almost 300 medical marijuana centers across the city. The color-coded map displays dispensaries that are presently operating, ones that are in the process of being permitted, and those that have been shut..
The state of Oregon recently suffered a blow when reports revealed that it has the second highest rate of opioid abuse in the nation. As per statistics presented by the Oregon Health Authority, three Oregonians die every week from an opioid prescription overdose while many more develop opioid use disorder (OUD). According to the Assistant..
During the crack epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s, cocaine use peaked in the U.S., however, its use has declined in the last decade. Nonetheless, after cannabis, it is the most famous illicit recreational drug in the nation. In 2015, nearly 2 million Americans aged 12 years or older were current users of cocaine, including..
Insys Therapeutics, a pharma company that has been actively supporting anti-marijuana campaigns in the past has recently received an approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the production of a synthetic marijuana drug, Syndros.