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Drug Abuse

The Connection Between Intelligence and Addiction: Why Some ‘Smart’ People Are Getting High

Are smart people more inclined to experiment with mind-altering substances? Or are “thinkers” more interested in exploring their psyche through marijuana and other drugs as compared to their more down-to-earth peers? An article published by Psychology Today reports that more intelligent children in the UK are more likely to grow up and use psychoactive drugs … Continue reading The Connection Between Intelligence and Addiction: Why Some ‘Smart’ People Are Getting High

July 9, 2013

Crystal Meth Addiction

Crystal Meth Abuse Associated With Cognitive Decline

The negative effects of illicit substances like crystal meth have long been documented, but a new study in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology has supplied evidence that points to crystal meth as the cause of reduced cognitive abilities in a number of users. There have been other studies that have looked into the cognitive effects of crystal … Continue reading Crystal Meth Abuse Associated With Cognitive Decline

March 15, 2013

Drug Abuse

Xylazine: The Zombie Maker

On This Page: Puerto Rico’s Drug War Xylazine Xylazine and the U.S. Help for Drug Addiction There’s a new moniker for Puerto Rico: Zombie Island. Residents say that abuse of a new drug, xylazine, is turning its users into zombies.[1] There seem to be so many people abusing the drug that an epidemic of undead appears … Continue reading Xylazine: The Zombie Maker

March 13, 2013

Drug Abuse

Craigslist Drug Ring Busted

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has been cracking down on online sales of prescription medications over Craigslist over the last 11 months. Their investigative work led to 21 arrests and the seizure of more than $19,000 in prescription pills and $10,400 of cocaine. The individuals who allegedly peddled these medications came from a wide … Continue reading Craigslist Drug Ring Busted

January 5, 2013

Addiction Warning Signs

Synthetic Cathinones: The Dangers of Bath Salts

The most recent estimates approximate that 10 million people worldwide use the khat plant for its euphoric high.[i] Despite such large numbers using the drug internationally, most Americans have never heard of it. However, these chemicals known as cathinones, responsible for the stimulating euphoria, are not a new invention. People around the world have been using the … Continue reading Synthetic Cathinones: The Dangers of Bath Salts

December 24, 2012