HEALTH RISKS

Karen in Drug Information
November 11, 2021

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a harmful effect of drug addiction. Given the adverse nature of NAS and the many other harmful side effects of substance abuse, women who struggle with drug use should seek help as soon as possible.

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Karen in Drug Information
November 3, 2021

The Deadly Dangers of Polydrug Use

Polydrug users may encounter the greatest risks of all drug users as they mix and match their drugs to suit their desires. What they may have lost sight of is how dangerous and even deadly this practice is.

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Ren in Drug Information
October 24, 2021

New Heroin Abuse Trend Leads to Deaths and Brain Damage

Heroin is not a new drug. It’s been a life-threatening substance plaguing the streets of America for decades. But a fatal overdose is not the only risk of using heroin. New data shows that users who smoke heroin are at risk of serious brain damage.

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Karen in Health risks
April 15, 2020

Addiction, the Coronavirus and Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Illness

With the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are looking at how we can reduce our risk of illness. For a person addicted to drugs or alcohol, it could be critically important to take such steps right now.

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Ren in Drug Information
January 30, 2020

How Do Drugs Affect Us?

One of the major issues with the current U.S. drug problem is the fact that so many people still don’t know all that much about drugs. Millions of Americans still don’t have the data on one of the most severe public health emergencies of our time.

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Ren in Methamphetamine
April 3, 2019

Meth Abuse and the Onset of Health Problems

When we think of drug addiction and alcoholism, our thoughts almost always turn to the addiction itself, the unbreakable habit, the lifestyle, the strained familial ties, the legal troubles, the difficult day-to-day living situations, and so on.

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Ren in Sobriety
January 7, 2019

Music Festivals and Raves: Drug Use, Health Risks, and Trying to Have a Good Time In Spite of It All

Music festivals, raves, EDM (electronic dance music) concerts, and live concerts are growing in popularity. According to Billboard , thirty-two million people go to music festivals in the U.S. at least once a year.

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Karen in Marijuana
September 13, 2018

The Serious Effects of Marijuana on Unborn Babies Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

During pregnancy, most women try to provide ideal environments for their babies by stopping use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. But some women think it’s acceptable to continue (or even start) using marijuana during pregnancy. We take a look at the possible effects of this drug on the baby.

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Karen in Alcohol
January 19, 2018

Red Face After Drinking? A Dead Giveaway of Alcohol’s Damaging Effects

When some people drink, they get a deeply flushed face. Why? Their bodies can’t keep up with the toxic burden of alcohol so a dangerous by-product called acetaldehyde accumulates. Actually, this chemical is doing a lot more damage than making one’s face red.

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Karen in Alcohol
October 20, 2017

Alcohol’s Devastating Effects—The Elephant in the Room

Alcohol or drugs—which is more destructive of human life? You might be surprised. The World Health Organization reports on the vast wreckage of alcohol overconsumption.

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