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09-18   Cocaine affects brain area linked to impulse and self-control, finds study

Sometimes certain people who are cocaine users become averse to the drug after years of abuse, however, they find it difficult to quit the addiction. The reason behind this has been unearthed by a new study, which revealed that cocaine abuse for a prolonged period severely affects the area of the brain that controls impulsivity […]

09-08   New 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health unveils fresh data on addiction

The much-awaited 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), is out revealing the latest addiction trends in the country. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsored annual survey provides national and state-level data every year on the use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs [which include both the non-medical and medical […]

08-30   International Overdose Awareness Day: America leads with 27% of world’s overdose deaths

As a beautiful morning dawns over the historic heart of the Midwestern town, a pale-looking homeless tramp in her mid-forties, with arms covered in tattoos and a ring in her eyebrow, walks staggeringly along the alleyway near the stretch of the High Street. Her hair is disheveled and the stench emanating from the vomit smeared […]

08-23   Mexican soldiers confiscate 140 pounds of fentanyl at the border

The officers of the Mexican Army’s Second Military Zone in northern Mexico seized an astonishing 140-pound consignment of fentanyl from a truck near a highway checkpoint close to the American border on Aug. 22, 2017. The soldiers said that the drug consignment comprised of bricks wrapped in plastic sheets and concealed in the insulated floor […]

05-04   Substance abuse and domestic violence share a strong relationship

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le association between abuse of illicit substances and spousal mistreatment. Prior reports on domestic violence had pinpointed at the increasing rate of alcohol and drug use by the perpetrators of the crime. However, law enforcement agencies in the U.S. have now found a strong relationship between opioid abuse and domestic abuse. Corroborating the fact of […]

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