drug abuse Tag

Addiction

According to the World Health Organisation, substance abuse refers to the consumption of psychoactive substances including alcohol and illicit drugs, leading to its addiction. This abuse also gives rise to certain cravings or strong desires to repeat the consumption and makes it easier for the person to persist in its use despite harmful consequences.   Institute of Urban Health Research of Northeastern University developed a new substance...

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alcohol

Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug around the world. The addiction to the intake of alcoholic liquor referred to as alcoholism is a mental illness and compulsive behaviour resulting from alcohol dependency. Victims of alcoholism will often place drinking above all other obligations, including work and family. It is a condition that not only affects the individual concerned but also the family and community.   Alcohol...

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love

Many poets and artists said that - “Love is a drug.” Every hit song based off of a love story is the next big thing. But is love --like they say it, actually a drug?  Well, yes, as a matter of fact, it is, says Northeastern University’s distinguished professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett whose compiled research over the years confirms that yes, love is...

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People, especially youngsters, tend to think that taking drugs is not as dangerous as taking alcohol. This is a misconception that has led to an increased rate of drugged-driving death cases which seem to be in the rise and has, now, outnumbered drunk-driving deaths. Amaura Kemmerer directs the Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern – OPEN - centre at Northeastern University which provides non-judgemental...

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A drug overdose is the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in quantities greater than are recommended. An overdose may result in a toxic state or death. In the US, it causes more deaths than gun violence, car accidents, or H.I.V.  For almost three decades, the number of overdose deaths increased unabated. However, a recent government report saw a slight decrease in...

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