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13 May Abuse of Over-the-Counter Medications

Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are medicines that have been appointed for people to use without needing a doctor's prescription. They have a lower propensity for addiction than prescription drugs, but people still find ways to abuse them. Any drug has the potential for being abused, but...

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07 May Understanding Addiction

Addiction is a disease where a person continues to seek out and abuse a substance even when it has a harmful effect on their life and health. Understanding this disease, how it works, and how to fight it is essential for people struggling with drug...

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29 Apr Types of Prescription Drug Abuse

As quickly as researchers are discovering new medications to help treat illness, people are finding new ways to abuse prescription drugs. Prescription drug abuse is defined as using a medication in any way other than how it was prescribed by a doctor. Prescription drug...

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27 Apr The Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

While the effects of alcohol on the human brain have been studied longer than any other drug, there is still a lot that researchers don’t know. For other drugs like cocaine, heroin, or marijuana, scientists have been able to determine specific proteins that the drugs bind...

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25 Apr Spice- Synthetic Marijuana

Spice is a substance that is marketed as a natural, legal alternative to marijuana. It can be found in smoke shops, online, and in convenience stores in some areas. It is supposed to give its users the positive effects of marijuana, without any of the...

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22 Apr The Dangers of Marijuana

Marijuana is a drug in the cannabinoid family derived from the cannabis sativa plant. It is the most widely used drug in the U.S. and some states are in the process of, or already have, declared it a legal substance. One of the big reasons...

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18 Apr Ecstasy: The Designer Drug

Ecstasy is a drug that is popular at raves and parties, and is gaining popularity in various situations across society. Ecstasy comes in a pill form that can be produced in a myriad of shapes and colors, and often features the manufacturer's symbol or brand....

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16 Apr The Meth Epidemic

Methamphetamine is one of the most quickly spreading illegal drugs in the world, with tens of thousands of new users adding to the numbers each year in the U.S. alone. Meth is a stimulant and is a key component in various medications used to treat...

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11 Apr Heroin Facts

Heroin is derived from the Asian poppy seed that produces morphine. It comes in two forms, as a brown or white powder and as a black sticky substance known as black tar heroin. It belongs to the opioid drug category, a group which is highly...

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08 Apr Risks & Effects of Cocaine

Cocaine is derived from the coca plant, which is primarily grown in South America. Use of this illegal drug has declined slightly in recent years as other drugs have become more popular, but it is still widespread. Cocaine can be snorted, injected, or smoked in...

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