Parental opioid use adversely affects children, says study

Lately, prescription drug abuse has become a major public health crisis in the United States. Recently, there has been an increasing trend of opioid addiction in children and adolescents, with nearly half a million adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years reportedly using prescription pain relievers, according to a 2016 report by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Thus, there is an increasing need for abuse and addiction treatment facilities exclusively focusing on addiction in young adults. Read more

Quitting alcohol cold turkey may be detrimental to health

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), about 86.4 percent of American adults in the age group of 18 and above have admitted consuming alcohol, one of the most commonly abused substances, in their lifetime. Moreover, alcohol has emerged as the fifth leading risk factor responsible for premature death and disabilities, contributing to nearly 25 percent of deaths in the age group 20 to 39 years, highlights the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).   Read more

Is it safe to detox during pregnancy?

There are contrary viewpoints on the issue of detoxing during pregnancy. On the one hand, some argue that it is dangerous to detox during pregnancy due to the increased chances of harming the fetus in the process. On the other hand, some claim that medical detox is a good choice to get rid of the stored toxins due to substance abuse during pregnancy.
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