The number of U.S. workers testing positive for using illicit drugs has reached a 12-year high, at 4.2 percent, since 2004, according to a recent report. The results, as released by Quest Diagnostic Inc., one of the leading workplace testing labs across the globe, were based on an analysis of more than 10 million samples..
Addiction is a progressive disease, and deciding to put an end to it by enrolling in a rehab could be a life-altering decision for someone who is hooked. During the stay at a rehab, one undergoes detoxification, treatment, individual and group counseling sessions and much more. One is empowered with the skills to navigate easily..
A combination of pot and alcohol can be lethal, especially, for college students striving to fare well in studies. A group of researchers in their study, titled “Longitudinal influence of alcohol and marijuana use on academic performance in college students,” stressed on how taking the two most abused substances, marijuana and alcohol, in colleges can..
According to a new study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, two in five people seeking detox for addiction to heroin or opioids reported taking benzodiazepines (BZDs). The study was based in a Massachusetts drug-treatment program.
Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, are a class of drugs known as “tranquilizers.” These prescription drugs induce a calming or a suppressant effect on the brain, therefore, are widely used for the management of sleep disorders, epilepsy, anxiety and panic disorders. Although prescribed for a short-term period, a prolonged use of benzos may lead to..
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..
Addiction can alter the brain’s communication system that allows various regions and structures to coordinate their activities. It is a known fact that cocaine can cause dependence within first few uses, which is why addicts cannot stop using drugs by sheer force of will alone.