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What Are the Economic Costs of Drug Abuse

How much do drugs really cost the United States? We all know that drugs are taking a major toll on society, but what is the real impact that they have on our country? It’s difficult to answer this question with … Continue reading

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How Might Your Child Hide Their Drug Abuse?

Most parents want their children to stay away from drugs while they are growing up. But when kids do start to use one drug or another, it’s not like they walk up to their parents and announce the fact. Quite … Continue reading

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Some Parents Enable Drug Abuse Instead of Oppose it

That is a very sad statement. But more and more, I find evidence that it is true. One might just hope that our high numbers of drug-abusing teens are just due to parents not knowing exactly how to approach the … Continue reading

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How Drugs Can Change Your Personality

To most people, the effects of drugs and alcohol on the user are obvious. They may act out, become violent, and get into verbal altercations or simply act like a different person. Drugs and alcohol can intensify behaviors. Take someone … Continue reading

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The Effects Of Ecstasy On The Brain

The drug Ecstasy has been labeled as one of the most popular drugs for teens, young adults and adolescents and one of the most dangerous and damaging drugs in existence. According to Drug Fact research and statistics from the National … Continue reading

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The 5 Most Addictive Drugs

According to a 2011 report by CNN Health, there are 22 million Americans who are addicted to illegal drugs in the United States and all around the world. Addictions vary from gambling, food, and sex, but probably the one which … Continue reading

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The Affects Of Long Term Drug Use On The Brain

Drugs work by changing the brain’s chemistry and by affecting the neuron signaling in many ways. The job of the neurons are to control cognition, muscle movement, sensory information and emotions. They communicate with each other using synapses. As the … Continue reading

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How Drugs Affect Your Sex Life

Believe it or not, but illicit drugs aren’t the only ones that can have a great impact on ones sex life. Many prescription drugs wreak havoc on the bodies sexual system. Statins and fibrates, which are used to treat high … Continue reading

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How Children are Affected by Drug Addicted Parents

With over 30 million Americans currently struggling with substance abuse or alcoholism, it is shocking to remember the byproduct and repercussions of such a deadly epidemic. Economically, at a state and federal level, the price of addiction manifests through lost … Continue reading

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Illicit Drug Use Rising Around the World

In their annual anti-drug agency report released last week, the UN published its findings which predict a global increase in illegal drug use of 25% in the next four decades. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) also made … Continue reading

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