Depression in teens drives them to cannabis use in later adolescence

Depression in teens drives them to cannabis use in later adolescence

Depression is a common mental health condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Between 2005 and 2015, major depressive episodes among young American adults ages 18 to 25 have grown from 8.8 percent to 10.3 percent. While several studies have ascribed depression as an outcome of traumatic life events like rape, violence, war, terminal illness, bullying, etc., substance abuse is also a prime cause of it. Read more

Impacts of inhalant abuse on brain

Impacts of inhalant abuse on brain

Over the years, substances like alcohol, marijuana, heroin and cocaine have drawn a lot of attention from the media and the government due to the substantial damages caused to people. Though people have started taking warnings related to these rather seriously, many still tend to ignore the consequences of inhalants that usually contain a number of potential substances capable of altering the brain’s functions and hormones. The practice of inhaling volatile chemical compounds is popularly known as huffing. Read more