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Study says marijuana users face 3 times more risk of death from hypertension
Posted in Treatment

Amid the growing demand for the legalization of medical marijuana across the United States, a recent study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology in August 2017 has associated weed smoking with three times increased risk of death from hypertension. The researchers tried to examine the link between cannabis use and cardiovascular problems. The […]

Overdose not the only cause of death among people with meth addiction, says study
Posted in Addiction

More and more Americans are falling prey to methamphetamine abuse. This is evident from the United States Sentencing Commission data revealing that meth has resulted in more offenses than any other illicit drug. People take methamphetamine by smoking or inhaling the drug, swallowing its pills or injecting the substance by mixing it in water or […]

Response to stress much lower in prolonged marijuana users, finds study
Posted in Addiction

The U.S. has witnessed a lot of debate on the usefulness, or not, of marijuana. While some people are favoring marijuana legalization as they believe in the medicinal properties of the drug. Others are under the misconception that indulgence in cannabis causes no harm. The latter group will now have reason to reexamine their belief […]

Blige, Queen of Hip Hop talks about twin demons of addiction and depression
Posted in Dual diagnosis

Noted American singer, songwriter and actress Mary Jane Blige is the latest addition to the list of celebrities who have decided to openly talk about their mental health problems. Dubbed the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul,” the extremely talented record producer suffered from comorbidity of depression and addiction during a major portion of her life. […]

People substituting heroin with cocaine
Posted in Cocaine

The opioid epidemic in the United States has another face to it. Rising cases of opioid overdose have instilled fear in those who misuse prescription medications. This has resulted in increasing number of people turning toward cocaine, unmindful of its adverse effects. Ohio is among the worst-affected states in the country, media reports suggest. Officials […]

Houston in Texas spends the maximum on alcohol, says report
Posted in Addiction, Alcohol, detox

Alcohol is a legal drug but people fail to realize that it can be dangerous for both the body and mind. It is also the most widely used substance in the world. It is surprising to see how millions of gallons of alcohol are being consumed by states. A report by the Texas Alcohol Beverage […]

Residents of Texarkana, Arkansas in dilemma over medical marijuana as Texas talks tough
Posted in Addiction, Treatment

As Arkansas is gearing up to legalize medical marijuana, law enforcement officials in Texarkana, Texas insist that no Arkansas’ pot permission slips would get legal recognition across the border. This means that people with pot permission slips from Arkansas will be charged and apprehended for possession of drugs in Texarkana, Texas. Kenny Haskin, city manager […]

Bariatric surgery likely to increase patients’ risk of developing alcohol abuse problem, says study
Posted in Alcohol

The social media is flooded with advertisements of various ways and tools that can help in instant weight loss. While the reasons for weight gain may be different for each person, the struggle for weight loss may be similar in many cases. Many times, people resort to gastric bypass surgery to achieve their weight loss […]

PTSD Awareness Day: Impulsive, risky behavior may suggest worsening of symptoms
Posted in Dual diagnosis

There are many people who like to drink heavily, party hard, gamble profusely or have a penchant for various drugs. While some may dismiss these traits as manifestations of reckless behavior, psychologists stress that this is actually a kind of personality. Some people tend to take risks for excitement. They complain of boredom when life […]

600 pounds of meth candies worth $1 million seized in Texas
Posted in detox

There is no dearth of ingenuity among drug traffickers looking to market and sell their products. This is evident from a recent haul of meth-laced lollipops that Texas police found in a candy maker’s home during a drug bust on June 12. In response to a burglary call, the police in Harris County raided the […]

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