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Counterfeit Xanax sold on social media linked to several deaths in the U.K.
Posted in Addiction

Anti-anxiety medication Xanax, part of a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, is not available in the United Kingdom except on a private prescription. That has not stopped people, especially youngsters, from obtaining the highly addictive drug illegally. An in-depth investigation by BBC, published in March 2018, revealed that between 2015 and 2017, the U.K.’s […]

Suspected Mexican drug kingpin indicted for trafficking fentanyl sufficient to kill millions
Posted in Drug

The recent attempt of the powerful Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel to transport drugs into the United States failed after a suspected Mexican drug kingpin was indicted for smuggling 20 kilograms of fentanyl into New York City, enough to kill 10 million people. The mastermind, Francisco Quiroz-Zamora, 41, also known as “Gordo” or the Fat One […]

Intravenous stem-cell treatment possible cure for alcoholism
Posted in Addiction, Alcohol

A leading cause of morbidity and premature mortality worldwide, excessive alcohol consumption accounted for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age American adults (aged 20-64 years). While treatment for alcoholism has been sought for decades, a new research claims to use intravenous stem-cell treatment in treating alcohol addiction. In a breakthrough research published in Scientific Reports […]

10 ways alcohol can worsen depression
Posted in Alcohol

People usually consume alcohol to unwind and get rejuvenated without realizing that it could actually become a reason for low mood and depression. In case one is already depressed, alcohol might be elevating the symptoms. If one is experiencing negative mood after regular drinking sessions, the mental state might be declining. Here are some ways […]

Study links heroin use to habit of illicit drug use
Posted in Addiction

With opioids and heroin belonging to the same drug category and overlapping in various ways, an increasing number people suffering from opioid addiction invariably take to heroin use. A recent study, presented at the American Pain Society’s Scientific Summit, attempted to understand the relationship between the two drugs. The researchers collected 171,061 urine samples of […]

John Skipper reveals real reason behind his exit as ESPN president
Posted in Addiction, Cocaine

John Skipper, the former ESPN president, has revealed the real reason behind his abrupt resignation in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. After serving Disney for 27 years and ESPN for six years, his glorious life was put to dust due to drug addiction. Skipper said that just before his resignation, he had purchased cocaine […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month: Widespread bias in alcohol screening post TBI, says study
Posted in Alcohol

Drinking continues to be quite common among patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, some groups of TBI patients are less likely to be screened for alcohol use, with women and younger patients most likely to be left out, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing in March 2018. Alcohol […]

Kristin Cavallari gets candid about her late brother’s substance abuse and bipolar disorder
Posted in Addiction

Death affects everyone, be it a common man or a celebrity. Recently American television personality, actress and fashion designer Kristin Cavallari appeared on Tyler Henry’s show “Hollywood Medium” and shared the painful experience related to the death of her brother Michael Cavallari. According to Kristin, Michael struggled with alcohol and drug abuse and probably was […]

Drug cocktails fueling overdose crisis across US
Posted in Addiction, Cocaine

In recent years, the United States has witnessed a sharp rise in overdose cases involving a combination of drugs like fentanyl, cocaine and heroin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 48 percent of overdose fatalities involved drug cocktails. Autopsy reports of such cases indicated that a single drug did not […]

Report links recreational cannabis to high pedestrian deaths in US
Posted in Marijuana

For the second straight year, pedestrian fatalities in the United States remained high at about 6,000 in 2017, according to the preliminary data released recently by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Significantly, the GHSA report finds that pedestrian deaths increased sharply in states that had legalized marijuana for recreational use, whereas the number of […]

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