Posts Tagged Substance Abuse

Synthetic Marijuana and Bath Salts Banned in Pennsylvania

An ongoing battle against drug abuse in Pennsylvania, came to an end on 22nd August, by passing a law stating the ban of synthetic marijuana and bath salts. The use of both these drugs was made illegal which costs the abusers a penalty of $15,000 and up to five years in prison for a first offense of delivery or possession of synthetic marijuana and bath salts. Possession of fake drugs… Continue reading

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A Ban on Synthetic Cannabis in Newzealand

The use of cannabis is popular in most of the countries. Its products include all the herbs collected from marijuana plant. Besides these natural cannabis a huge number of artificial cannabis are being produced in the market by adding some chemicals to the existing cannabis. Since they are legal and are easily available in the market under several names, people tend to use them instead of cannabis, which are illegal… Continue reading

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Statewide Ban on Synthetic Drugs

For the second time Missouri has targeted the drugs. A statewide ban has been announced which came in to action from the midnight of August, 28th calling for a ban on bath salts and synthetic marijuana.

According to the news release the legislation made a new law on possession and sale of substances which contain synthetic cannabis and any ethers or salts commonly called as K2 or K3 as… Continue reading

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Negative Peer Pressure and Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has become a common habit among youth and even adults. Teens, in particular, have been more influenced by illicit drugs. Peer pressure and substance abuse are always together. Negative peer pressure is the most common risk factor rising teen drug abuse.

Often, the primary reason that a young individual experiments with illegal drugs is the peer pressure. A peer group includes group of people… Continue reading

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Facts Regarding Drug Abuse Among the Teens in USA

Use of the illicit drugs and prescription drugs is increasing among the teens in United States. The rate of use of the prescription drugs among the teens increased because they think that these drugs are safe to use. But these young adolescents neglect the fact that these drugs are highly addictive and can cause severe side effects.

Following are the facts regarding use of drugs among… Continue reading

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Rate of Illicit Drug use among the Males and Females

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) included illicit drugs such as, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants and illegal use of prescription type pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. Estimates reported in NSDUH survey, include all the nine categories of illicit drugs.

According to the survey, the rate of the illicit drug use among persons aged 12 or older was higher for males… Continue reading

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Benefits of Undergoing Drug Addiction Therapy

Addiction is the total dependence of a human on the psycho active or chemical substances. Drug addiction is due to the continuous consumption of drugs. This caused many negative physiological and psychological effects. There are many types of treatments available for drug addiction, among them one is, therapy treatment.

Following are the benefits of the drug addiction therapy:

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Undergoing drug addiction therapy is… Continue reading

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Know About Costs of Drug Abuse to the Society

According to the NIDA, the economic cost to U.S. society of drug abuse was an estimated $97.7 billion in 1992. The current estimate is 50 percent higher than the most recent previous estimate. Cost of the alcohol abuse to the society was estimated at $148 billion, bringing the total cost for substance abuse in 1992 to $246 billion. This total represents a cost of $965 for every person… Continue reading

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Facts about Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drugs are the chemicals, which have susceptible impact on neuro-chemical balance of human brain that effects feelings and actions of an individual. Abusing drugs often or regularly leads to addiction. Although there is no particular age limit for drug addiction, earlier abuse causes more serious drug addiction.

Reasons for addiction
Every abuser has a different reason for drug abuse or addiction. Mostly to escape from problems… Continue reading

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Teen Drug abuse: Common Problem in US

According to National Center on Addiction survey reports, drugs and gangs are common problems at public schools in the United States. 27 percent of the students who are aged 12 to 17 use the drugs, and gangs sell the drugs on school grounds.

According to the teen survey of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 46 percent of the teens who… Continue reading

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