Posts Tagged ‘Drug Abuse’

Abusing Alcohol or Drugs? Know What All You Will Lose

Many people experiment with drugs for different reasons. Some try it out of curiosity, to have a good time, many because of peer pressure, or to ease another problems, such as stress, anxiety, or depression, or in an effort to improve athletic performance. Irrespective of the amount you are consuming, if this habit is causing […]

Know How Alcohol Affects Your Driving Skills

Drunk driving is extremely dangerous. Many studies have shown that drunk driving causes fatal accidents. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the United States, around 30 people die in accidents every day due to alcohol-impaired driving. This means one death for every 48 minutes. Though, many people are aware of the fact […]

Number of Marijuana Abuse Treatment Admissions Increased

With the rapid increase in the population the number of marijuana abusers are also increasing, followed by the marijuana abuse treatment admissions. According to the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health(NSDUH), marijuana was the most commonly used illicit drug among the general US population. More over the percentage of substance abuse treatment admissions […]

3000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized by Tucson Border Patrol

Marijuana, an illicit drug causing number of deaths every year is a never ending problem in the present society. Even the government is taking each and every measure to control. Let us have a look on the latest news which involved seizing of nearly 3000 pounds of marijuana. More than 3000 pounds of marijuana is […]

Marijuana Still Biggest Problem : Says Police

Despite of many laws which are made to discourage the possession of marijuana the police authorities still feel that the use of marijuana is the biggest problem threatening the society. After finding a number of cases regarding marijuana, they came to these kind of conclusions. Wood County Sheriff’s Department Investigators said that marijuana is most […]

Negative Effects of Alcohol on Memory

Alcohol which shows adverse effects on each and every part of our body mainly affects the nervous system, by making it numb and unresponsive to the actions. As it is the matter of brain it definitely shows its reflexes on memory. Humans have different kinds of memories like Implicit memory, Explicit memory, long term memory, […]

Hallucinogens and Their Effects on the Brain

Hallucinogenic drugs are among the oldest known group of drugs used for their ability to alter human perception and mood. This group includes LSD, Psilocybin, Phencyclidine, Ecstacy and others. These drugs can cause both physical and psychological effects on the persons consuming these drugs. The physical effects of these drugs include: dilated pupils, elevated body […]

Understanding the Stages of Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a state chronic intoxication produced by the consumption of a drug repeatedly. Drug addiction is a complex brain disease. Characters of the drug addiction includes, an overpowering desire to continue taking the drug, seeking and using the drug, even though the drug shows many negative consequences on the health of the addict. […]