Halloween Safety Tips for Everyone Halloween safety may be the last thing on your radar. After all, you're either out trick-or-treating, at home handing out candy or hosting a spooky party. Is there really anything that scary to think about? Actually, there is. And it's not ghosts, goblins, ghouls,
  TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 -- Teens who stop smoking pot can think and learn better afterward, even if they are only light users, a new study reports. Compared to teenagers and young adults who continued using marijuana, those who abstained for a month displayed a "modest but reliable
Drug addiction isn’t always related to street drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, or heroin. Drug abuse can also include common substances. Over the counter drug abuse refers to abuse of common medicines, including cough medication, painkillers, motion sickness or cold medication. These medicines are easily
HEALTHDAY NEWS -- The opioid epidemic has been front-page news for a few years now, with rising overdose deaths driving an overall decrease in Americans' average life expectancy. But a new study suggests that the opioid epidemic is, in fact, nothing new. Death rates from drug overdoses
Molly sounds harmless, according to its sweet name. However, Molly drug effects actually wreak havoc on your body and brain, causing both short-term and long-term damage. The drug’s moniker actually comes from the word “molecule,” due to its chemical roots and as a variant of
ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most common behavioral disorder for children today. But many children never gain a correct diagnosis. This means they continue through adulthood fighting their symptoms without the help they need. It also means ADHD Awareness Month can play a
Getting treatment for a substance abuse disorder is only one facet of the recovery process. Even after you stop using drugs and develop healthy ways to cope with stress, intense emotions, and temptations, you might be affected by the stigma of drug addiction. Unfortunately, stigma
The pharmaceutical industry has packed drugstore shelves with drugs that provide a lot of benefits. Unfortunately, some of those drugs have become favorite targets for drugs abusers. One such class of prescription medications would be benzos or benzodiazepines. While these drugs are useful in the treatment
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