Hollywood has traditionally been a place for people to escape the stress of their everyday lives and escape, if only for a couple of hours, into a celluloid word of fantasy. The first true “Golden Age” of Hollywood occurred during the Great Depression, when individuals flocked to theaters to see big budget musicals that helped them escape their own financial problems…Read Drug Addiction in the Movies.
When Elvis Presley was stationed in Europe during his military service, his fellow soldiers introduced him to amphetamines and other stimulants used to help keep them alert during long, boring patrol duties. Elvis became addicted to the little brown and green pills -and brought the problem back home with him to Graceland…Read Drug Use in the Military: Is it Affecting Our Troops?.
For most people, Vicodin represents much-needed relief from the pain and discomfort associated with illness, injury or recovery from surgery. These individuals are prescribed Vicodin (or its generic equivalent “Hydrocodone”) by a physician, and then use it until their pain has subsided. When the medication is gone, the discomfort usually is as well…Read How Vicodin Addiction Starts -and What You Can Do To Prevent it.
Ever wonder how prescription drug addicts get their pills? Sit down for an honest one-on-one interview with a Vicodin addict who saw his life spiral out of control as a result of his access to illicit online pharmacies…Read Confession of an Internet Pharmacy Customer.
Within American gay culture there is a nightlife scene fueled by partying, sex and illegal drug use. But the young gay men who take crystal meth and ecstasy to enhance their party experience are putting their lives at great risk in a number of ways…Read Partying to Death: Drug Abuse and Gay Nightlife Culture
Advances in chemistry, research and technology have been helping people live longer, healthier lives for the past several decades. Pharmaceutical companies employ some of the most innovative minds in the fields of science and technology -and these men and women have helped saved countless lives with the medicines they have developed. …Read BAD PR: How Pharmaceutical Companies Deal With Addiction.