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Karen Hadley in Drug Information
May 23, 2024

Alcohol and Drugs: Their Damaging Effects on Your Brain

The article reveals the detrimental effects of commonly abused substances on the human brain, ranging from alcohol and benzodiazepines to cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, ketamine, MDMA, methamphetamine, and opioids.

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Editorial Staff in News
May 16, 2024

Why We Should Be Concerned About Increasing LSD Use

Hallucinogens are making a comeback, with LSD being one of the most frequently sought hallucinogens, especially among millennials. It’s essential to understand what LSD is, why it should be avoided, and what to do for someone who is using it.

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The American Curse That Is Xylazine Worsens

The article explores the rise of xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer now contaminating the American drug supply, especially supplies of heroin and fentanyl. This potent drug poses severe health risks as it causes deep, rotting wounds among users. Its presence has rapidly spread across the country, amplifying the opioid crisis and increasing dealer profits. The article emphasizes the urgent need for effective drug rehabilitation, education on drug dangers, and collective action to address this escalating issue.

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Stress Takes the Lead as a Primary Reason Why Young People Turn to Drugs and Alcohol

For years, peer pressure was recognized as the most common factor that precipitated youth drug use, particularly first-time drug use. However, a recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cited stress as now eclipsing peer pressure as the primary reason why young people experiment with mind-altering substances.

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Editorial Staff in Drug Information
April 25, 2024

Codeine: Addictive and Potentially Dangerous

What began as a seemingly innocent cough medicine is now increasingly known for its mind-altering and addictive properties. People should understand what codeine is, and they should also know that the Food and Drug Administration changed how it monitors codeine. Codeine is addictive, evidenced by the people who’ve become hooked on it.

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Karen Hadley in Drug Trends
April 18, 2024

Youth Drug Use Not Increasing, But Far More Dangerous and Deadly

Despite a decline in overall drug use among teenagers, fatal drug overdoses among teens have spiked. Why has this happened? Drug trafficking organizations first discovered how easy it was to manufacture illicit fentanyl and then learned to press it into tens of millions of pills for the American market.

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What Is the Scope of Synthetic Cannabinoid Abuse Today?

Synthetic cannabinoids are a relatively new drug of concern, a man-made substance similar to cannabis but made in a lab. Such drugs often produce very different effects than one might expect from cannabis, and users can rarely predict what chemicals will be in any given batch of synthetic cannabinoids.

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Synthetic Drugs Increasingly a Problem for Young Americans

This article defines what synthetic drugs are, focusing on synthetic cathinones, synthetic cannabinoids, and synthetic opioids. The article also presents evidence showing how these substances have become increasingly popular in the 21st century, especially among young Americans in their teens and twenties.

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Ren in News
March 28, 2024

What Is the Scope of Club Drug Experimentation Today?

Club drugs refer to a category of drugs often associated with nightclubs, dance parties, music festivals, and raves. The drugs became prominent in the 1990s, and the use of such substances is still quite common. Some studies report an increase in interest in club drugs, especially among young people. Americans should educate themselves on club drugs and their effects. They should avoid such drugs and help their loved ones avoid them.

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Editorial Staff in Drug Information
March 21, 2024

Meth Addiction Now a Leading Cause of Drug-Related Death

Methamphetamine addiction has been a problem plaguing Americans for decades. However, it has only been in recent years that meth overdose deaths began to outstrip usual figures by alarming proportions. The spike in meth-related deaths has coincided with the addition of potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl into the drug supply, putting all people with a meth addiction in extreme danger of a lethal overdose.

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