Alcohol Detoxification-3: Recommended diet plan

Undoubtedly, alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the United States. The ready availability of the substance coupled with legalization by the government plays an important role in the spread of alcohol addiction. Eventually, abuse of alcohol leads to alcoholism and alcohol addiction. Read more

Steep rise in illegal drug use among American workforce: Survey

The rampant use of illicit drugs has reached a new high in the United States workforce, as per the latest figures obtained from the Quest Diagnostics’ Drug Testing Index. The details were obtained after an examination of drug test results of an estimated 11 million workforce across the country. Read more

Miami Dolphins’ Jason Jones suspended for substance abuse

The National Football League (NFL) suspended Miami Dolphins’ defensive lineman Jason Jones (30) recently for two games without pay for violating the League’s substance abuse policy. Dolphins’ backup defensive end Jones was suspended on November 21, 2016, due to an off seasonal incident in which he operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated state. Read more

Is smoking hookah addictive?

Of late, smoking the hookah has gained cult status. No party or get together is complete without people gathering together and blowing rings of smoke in the air, like in the olden days. Offered at almost all clubs and various pubs, hookah is popular among the youngsters. Also known as shisha, hookah has its roots in history. However, modern day shisha is available in different flavors. It is commonly believed that hookah is less harmful than a cigarette. However, the truth is that hookah is as harmful as a cigarette. Read more

Alcohol Detoxification-2: Dealing with withdrawal symptoms

If alcohol addiction in unsafe and hazardous, so is its withdrawal. The consequences of alcohol addiction, which can also lead to death, are widely known. However, not much is known about the hardships faced during alcohol detox and withdrawal. These withdrawals occur when a heavy drinker, significantly reduces the amount of alcohol he/she consumes. Read more

California legalizes recreational marijuana; new taxes in the offing

The state of California, home to about 12 percent American population, along with Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada, legalized recreational use of marijuana on November 8, 2016. Recreational marijuana is already legal in Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, Washington and the District of Columbia. The verdict in favor of marijuana legalization shows the changing attitude of Americans towards the drug. Read more

Alcohol Detoxification-1: Physical symptoms

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the world, with countries like the United Kingdom and Russia featuring among the top 10 countries suffering from addiction due to prevalence of trends like binge drinking. Alcohol abuse is often considered as a safe addiction. In fact, in countries like the United States, alcohol is an intrinsic part of the culture and holds a prime place on every occasion. Read more

Can penalties and harsh punishments prevent drug addiction problem?

Many countries across the world have strict laws in place to deter drug abusers. Thus, if one gets caught abusing drugs, he or she may have to face serious penalties such as serving time in prison. In some regions, such as in the far eastern countries or the Middle East, drug abuse or selling drugs can even lead to a death penalty. Read more

National Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Time to quit smoking to reduce lung cancer risk

Lung cancer or lung carcinoma is one of the leading causes of death from cancer. The prevalence of the problem can be understood from the figures by the American Cancer Society (ACS) which says that there were nearly 158,080 deaths due to lung cancer in the United States in 2016 alone. There are many causes of lung cancer, but most are attributed to tobacco smoking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 80 to 90 percent lung cancer cases have their roots in cigarette smoking. The risk of lung cancer is escalating with an increasing number of people resorting to the use of other tobacco products, including cigars, hookahs or pipes.

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