If we focus too closely on the opioid epidemic, we could miss the growing problem with abuse of stimulants such as methamphetamine and cocaine, and prescription drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall and others. Just like opioids, these drugs can be deadly.
Does marijuana use relieve nausea or cause it? For as many as 2.75 million people each year, it may cause not only nausea but also severe abdominal pain and intense vomiting. But the treatment is simple: Stop smoking pot.
Ensuring that women in the United States and around the world receive equal protection must also include reversing our current radical increases in female overdose deaths.
Because of a significant increase in painkiller prescriptions to pet owners, veterinarians are being warned to watch for some owners who might be consuming these drugs instead of giving them to their pets.
Too many parents lose their teen or young adult children to drugs when they don’t even know the individual is using drugs. Learn how to prevent this horrible surprise and possibly save a young life.
Surviving addiction to opioids like heroin becomes vastly harder when an unpredictable and powerful illicit drug like fentanyl hits the market and spreads across the country. Tragically, an increasing number of people are not surviving their encounters with this drug.
Peer pressure can make teens and young adults feel compelled to go along with dangerous stunts. They might not realize that getting in the car with an impaired driver could be one of the most dangerous stunts of all.
A recent analysis of drug overdose deaths shows a shocking increase in the number of older American women who are lost to overdoses of prescription opioids or even heroin and fentanyl. It’s vital to understand how this happens so these losses can be prevented.
Drug use and excessive alcohol consumption cause and worsen a very long list of physical and mental illnesses. To maintain a healthy life, avoiding drug use, or recovering from addiction, are vital first steps.
Excessive alcohol consumption is killing more people than drug overdoses, but you see almost nothing about this problem in the headlines. We take a closer look at the depth of this challenge to social and individual health.