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Response to alcohol can indicate future outcomes in people with prior alcoholism, says study

The alcohol response of a person with a history of alcoholism can indicate the future outcomes, says a recent study by researchers from the University of California San Diego. According to the study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, a higher-than-expected rate of problematic drinking among the elderly could be indicative of […]

US Coast Guard intercepts self-propelled vessel, seizes over 3,800 pounds of cocaine

Tracking illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter recently intercepted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel, arrested the crew and recovered over 3,800 pounds of cocaine. Such vessels are designed to navigate low in the water to avoid detection and smuggle drugs easily across the borders. The Air and Marine Operations (AMO) crew, […]

Cases of NAS shoot as America’s opioid addiction menace continues
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America’s opioid problem has been worsening by the year, with the drug overdose deaths rising rapidly. It has spared no section of the society, not even the newborns. What was initially designed to control pain has itself turned into a massive pain for the nation, making millions dependent on it, some willingly and some unwillingly. […]

Illegal cocaine trafficking continues to cripple US
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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized 24 packages containing 63 pounds of cocaine worth more than $484,000. The seizure took place on Sept. 5, 2017, at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge, Texas. The drug was recovered from a 43-year-old man from Mexico, who had hidden the packages in the vehicle he was driving. Such a […]

Study says marijuana users face 3 times more risk of death from hypertension
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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 […]

Residents of Texarkana, Arkansas in dilemma over medical marijuana as Texas talks tough
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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 […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Need to convince friends to seek help for drinking problem
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Excessive drinking can bring in a plethora of problems for both the body and the mind. Some people drink so much that eventually they get dependent on it without even realizing. Even others fail to understand the problem because most of the people are not aware of the signs and problems associated with drinking. Those […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Women seek more pleasure from alcohol than men, says study
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In America, no celebration seems to be complete without alcohol. People do not realize that this casual habit often results in an addiction. After consuming alcohol, people report of feelings of pleasure due to chemicals released in specific brain locations. However, excessive drinking can lead to hazardous effects. With an increasing number of Americans succumbing […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Old age and lower income increase risk for binge drinking among African Americans
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Alcohol-related causes result in roughly 88,000 deaths every year in the United States, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Studies have revealed that alcohol abuse is the leading cause of preventable death among Americans, though it is not clear as to what leads some people to engage in heavy drinking. According […]

Not many states in the United States support the idea of serving powdered alcohol. According to the Alcohol Justice, a non-profit advocacy, research and policy organization, 31 U.S. states have laws banning powdered alcohol. Despite all the concerns, both the House and Senate in Texas are considering a bill to regulate the sale of powdered […]

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