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Addictions to lose weight – 2: Crystal meth is no shortcut to cut down body fat

Addictions to lose weight - 2: Crystal meth is no shortcut to cut down body fat

The fad of losing weight has become a fashion statement these days. People are increasingly being lured by various fitness programs and diet plans that promise to help lose weight within a few months. Teenagers, young adults and women, driven by a strong desire to improve their physical appearance and gain social acceptance, are the largest consumers of such services. In a rush to shed few extra pounds, many are taking extreme measures that can lead to dangerous consequences. Continue reading

106 police departments join de-addiction initiative PAARI

106 police departments join de-addiction initiative PAARI

“Addiction is a disease, not a crime.”

Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative

The much-lauded objective of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) subtly expresses the fact that addicts should be treated and not incarcerated. A brainchild of Gloucester Police chief Leonard Campanello and co-founded by John Rosenthal, P.A.A.R.I has successfully partnered with 106 police departments in 24 states across the U.S. since its inception about 11 months ago. Continue reading

8 things to know while selecting a rehab center

8 things to know while selecting a rehab center

Addiction to any substance is a grave problem faced by countries worldwide. The journey toward sobriety calls for immense strength to transform from a life of addiction into a life of recovery, yet it’s worth all the pain. With a number of substance abuse rehab clinics in Texas to choose from, there are certain things that one should keep in mind while choosing the right one. Continue reading

Get the facts about BZP

Get the facts about BZP

BZP is the common name for benzylpiperazine, a relatively new stimulant that has become popular with young people in party scenes and raves throughout America. The drug is also known by a variety of street names, such as A2, frenzy and nemesis (National Drug Intelligence Center). Though sometimes marketed as “legal ecstasy,” the drug is actually both illegal and chemically distinct from ecstasy. Continue reading

One in five people over 65 drinks too much

One in five people over 65 drinks too much

While excessive drinking is usually associated with teens and young adults, alcoholism is a growing health concern for all age groups, particularly among the elderly. A new study conducted by King’s College of London has uncovered that people over the age of 65 are at a heightened risk of unsafe drinking habits. This eye-opening new study has the potential to change the way we see and treat alcoholism.

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A roadblock to peace: How drugs impact international relations

A roadblock to peace: How drugs impact international relations

With more than $500 billion changing hands every year, illicit drugs rival oil as one of the world’s most valuable commodities (Global Politics Network). This vast amount of money funneling into criminal enterprises puts nations at risk and wreaks havoc on political relationships. While illegal drugs may seem like a private issue among addicts and their health, in reality the drug trade threatens global peace itself.

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A roadblock to peace: How drugs impact the nation

A roadblock to peace: How drugs impact the nation

Ever since the start of the War on Drugs, the American people have grown more aware of the national drug crisis. From the cocaine epidemic of the 1980s, the heroin surge of the 1990s to the recent introduction of designer drugs, the United States has seen its drug landscape change dramatically, but the one constant that remains is the fact that drugs harm the nation. As the government continues to act and react to the current drug problems afflicting its citizens, it’s important to understand what is at stake.

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Get the facts about salvia

Get the facts about salvia

Salvia divinorum is an herb native to Southern Mexico that produces mind-altering effects when smoked or consumed. The drug has a complicated legal status in the United States because there is no federal law prohibiting its use. Although some states list the drug as a controlled substance, many states do not regulate its use or distribution. This has caused many people to consider salvia to be a “safe” drug. In reality, salvia use can cause a number of physical and mental problems. Continue reading