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Concurrent disorders: Face it and fight it

Concurrent disorders: Face it and fight it

To free yourself from the tentacles of concurrent disorders, it is important that you first accept the reality that you are suffering from this problem because it is only you who can decide whether you want to live with it or get rid of it. A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that 53 percent of drug abusers and 37 percent of alcohol abusers struggle from at least one serious mental illness. Continue reading

The dangerous new designer drug “N-Bomb”

The dangerous new designer drug “N-Bomb”

A new synthetic drug called “N-Bomb” is gaining popularity, with fatal results. The synthetic drug is a variation on the NBOMe class of drugs, which were originally designed to map serotonin receptors in the brain for medical research (United National Office on Drugs and Crime). This new strain, however, has been developed and marketed as a “legal” version of LSD.

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