5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction

What Are 5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction? Addiction always stems from a root cause, also known as one of the reasons for addiction. It is extremely important to treat both the root cause of the addiction in addition to the physical addiction itself. Staying sober involves much more than just detoxing from drugs or alcohol […]

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Safety of Alcohol vs Marijuana Consumption

Safety of Alcohol vs Marijuana Consumption The debate about whether marijuana is “safer” than other substances, such as alcohol, has growing public interest. President Obama publically stated that he is not convinced that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. This illustrates the recent shift toward the acceptance of marijuana legalization or decriminalization as public opinion […]

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Tragic Reality of Substance Abuse in South Africa

Tragic Reality of Substance Abuse in South Africa South Africa, a giant in the global drug trade, is at breaking point with the number of child addicts reaching an all-time high. Research has found that substance abuse in South Africa is double that of the global average and ranked in the top 10 countries concerning […]

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Children Using Marijuana Rising in UK

Children Using Marijuana Rising in UK The UK has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world. The number of children receiving treatment for addiction to marijuana has hit a record high, with one expert warning that the age young people try the drug for the first time has fallen. Studies have […]

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Trauma and Poverty Effects on Children

Trauma and Poverty Effects on Children One of the causal factors for developing addiction can be childhood trauma, abuse, or untreated mental health issues. To help children, 70 of the 2,116 schools in Los Angeles County have worked out deals with government-funded mental health providers to provide more counselors in their schools, according to Robert […]

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Epileptic Children Treated Using Marijuana’s Active Ingredient: Can It Help?

Epileptic Children Treated Using Marijuana’s Active Ingredient: Can It Help? Could the active ingredients in marijuana help children with severe epilepsy? According to the newest reports, the answer may be yes. Usually, I am not in favor of clinical trials using marijuana for children, because we know very well that marijuana impairs the brain’s development. […]

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New Studies Indicate Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug

New Studies Indicate Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug New studies show that marijuana legalization has not enticed more teens to smoke pot or led to harder drug experimentation. One argument against legalization of marijuana has been concern over whether it would cause many teenagers and young adults to become pot smokers and be a […]

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Binge Drinking Prevents Wound Healing

Binge Drinking Prevents Wound Healing Findings from recently published studies strongly suggest that binge drinking will contribute to delayed wound closure and enhanced infection by significantly affecting the immune system. This could be very important information to help physicians better treat many patients and understand delayed or difficult healing difficulties in some patients. Katherine A. […]

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Substance Abuse Is High In LGBTQ Communities

Substance Abuse Is High In LGBTQ Communities  The mental health issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals do not get the attention they deserve. Hot topics in recent years have been about marriage and work-place discrimination. While media focus is important in creating positive changes in equality and in the struggles […]

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Deadly Drinking Game on Social Media

A new drinking game is rapidly spreading among young people using popular social media outlets.  The fad is thought to have originated in Australia, and then moved to New Zealand, Ireland, Great Britain, France, and the United States. The game called “neknomination” is very dangerous and although players are not exclusively teens or young adults, […]

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