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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Vladimir Putin Orders Vodka Price Cap

Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin Orders Vodka Price Cap In Hopes to Gain Favor During Their Economic Crisis On last Wednesday, Christmas Eve, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government to rein in on the rising vodka prices. Putin orders vodka price cap, because he is battling to preserve his popularity among Russia’s devastating economic crisis. Continue Reading

How Are Drugs and STD's Related?

According to the University of Hawaii, individuals who abuse drugs have a higher risk of contracting an STD when compared to the general population. In a study of individuals who use crack cocaine, roughly 61 percent of the participants had herpes, another 13 percent tested positive for syphilis and roughly 11 percent tested positive for Continue Reading

5 Ways Drug Abuse Endangers Children

Children under the age of 18 who are living with an adult who uses and abuses drugs are at risk for a variety of social, physical and emotional issues. A person who abuses drugs is likely not able to properly care for a child, but drug endangered children cannot advocate for themselves. Across the country, Continue Reading

What are Addiction Specialists?

In each type of medical specialty, there are professionals that have expert knowledge that can be used to help people. If you or someone you care about is dealing with a drug or alcohol problem, addiction specialists can offer knowledge and experience-based advice and support. Their assistance can be pivotal in obtaining help for a Continue Reading

How Tolerance Builds from Drug or Alcohol Use

Using a drug or alcohol can cause changes to the way that the substance impacts the body. Over time, tolerance can build up and an individual may need to take more of the substance to obtain the same effect. By recognizing the way that tolerance builds up, it is easier to determine if it is Continue Reading

Prescription drug overdose deaths have reached epidemic levels in Utah. Out of all 50 states, Utah ranks eighth in the number of prescription drugs overdose deaths, according to Utah’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Despite a brief drop in 2008, deaths from prescription drug abuse are up by 400% over the last decade. Continue Reading

Doctor Selling Drugs is Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison

Doctor Selling Drugs is Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison and is Used as A Cautionary Tale A doctor selling drugs was sentenced to three months shy of five years in a federal prison and a subsequent period of three years of supervised release on Monday. William Joseph Watson of Del Mar, Calif., a Continue Reading

Should the government enforce mandatory limits on the length of methadone substitution treatment? In Britain, at least, the answer is now a resounding “no”. According to a report released in early November by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), imposing a blanket timeline on methadone substitution treatment “would lead to high rates Continue Reading

5 Ways Drugs Can Permanently Damage the Body

The use and abuse of drugs can lead to a variety of health concerns and physical consequences. Although the specific risks and effects of drugs can vary slightly, there are damages to the body that occur with many substances. Recognizing the possible damages that can occur is a key part of determining if the drugs Continue Reading

Nearly $1 million worth of prescription medication was seized from multiple houses and a storage facility in East Baton Rouge Parish in late October, reported the Times-Picayune. The seizure is the culmination of an ongoing police investigation that began earlier this year in response to multiple pharmacy burglaries, according to Louisiana State Police Lt. J. Continue Reading