DRUG USE

Karen in Drug Use
February 11, 2019

Youth Too Often Choose to Ride with Impaired Drivers, Not Realizing They Risk Their Lives

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.

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Karen in Drug Use
January 23, 2019

Is It Time to Scrap Workplace Drug Tests?

Some employers are scrapping pre-employment or workplace drug tests because of the difficulty of finding or retaining employees who can pass them. Is this a sound move? If tests are abandoned, are there any other actions an employer can take to create a drug-free workplace? This is a defeatist, apathetic and scary reason. It sounds like they are scrapping testing for qualified employees, because they can’t find enough qualified employees so they will hire unqualified employees.

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Ren in Drug Use
August 31, 2018

Drug Abuse and Firearm Deaths—How the Two are Linked

New information indicates that drug abuse and firearm deaths may share an intrinsic relationship. In all honesty, this would not come as much of a surprise. Drug abuse and alcoholism affects many different areas of American life and is the cause of many problems that we face.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Use
August 28, 2018

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 is one of the most dangerous and damaging drugs in existence.

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Ren in Drug Use
August 27, 2018

Drug Abuse and Geography—Why Some Areas are Affected More Than Others Are

At this point, it is all but common knowledge that the United States is struggling with a very serious drug addiction epidemic. Since the late 1990s, this problem has been growing and expanding, creating big difficulties and significant crisis for millions upon millions of Americans.

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Karen in Drug Use
July 2, 2018

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 one's sex life. Many prescription drugs wreak havoc on the bodies sexual system. Statins and fibrates, which are used to treat high cholesterol, are a prime example.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Use
May 27, 2018

How the Heart Reacts to Drug Use

When you use drugs, they travel through your bloodstream. The drugs in the blood veins and arteries will eventually pass through the heart, and once there they often have effects which can cause serious and potentially fatal consequences.

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Karen in Drug Use
May 14, 2018

How Might Your Child Hide Their Drug Abuse?

Teens will attempt to hide their drug use for as long as possible. Learn what to look for in the signs that your child may be using drugs.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Use
April 26, 2018

The Effects 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. It goes without saying that long-term drug use will no doubt take its toll on the brain.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Use
October 2, 2015

Dangerous K2 Drug Effects and K2 Abuse

In less than two years, there were more than 4,000 calls to national Poison Control centers that involved K2 abuse. As K2 can cause severe anxiety, aggression, threatening behavior and an inability to speak, more and more young people are turning up in emergency rooms as well.

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