Despite strict prescription guidelines and law enforcers nailing the offenders, people with opioid abuse continue to get their supply of drugs. A University of Pittsburgh analysis has revealed that Medicaid recipients in Pennsylvania, who suffered an opioid or heroin overdose, continued to get ample supplies of prescription drugs.
With increasing prevalence of drug and alcohol misuse among people in their 50s and older, experts are asking for desperate measures to control the problem. In an article, “Substance misuse in older people,” published in The BMJ on Aug. 22, 2017, the researchers raised concerns over alcohol abuse and growing dependence on drugs, such as..
With increasing legal acceptance of marijuana around the world, cases related to accidental exposure of the drug in children are on the rise. According to a new study, the number of children admitted to emergency rooms (ER) for unintentional cannabis intoxication witnessed a whopping 133 percent rise in France during 2004-14. Researchers blame the increased..
Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes every year, making the substance the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the country. Alcohol use, particularly high-risk drinking, is associated with alcohol use disorder (AUD)…