Prescription drug abuse rates are rapidly increasing in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the U.S. makes up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet it is responsible for the consumption of 75 percent of the world’s prescription drugs. Abuse of prescription drugs occurs who the drug is taken in a manner other than its intended purpose such as to get high.
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After the rising burden of drug addiction, another threat looming large on the entire population is drugged driving. Driving under the influence (DUI) of substances like alcohol, marijuana, or even opioids can lead to a range of negative outcomes. Due to increased misconception, many people believe that driving high on drugs is comparatively better than […]Read Full Article
Anabolic-androgenic steroids are categorized as class C drugs that can be purchased from pharmacies with a prescription. It is manufactured synthetically to imitate the effects of naturally occurring testosterone, which is a muscle-building hormone that boosts male sexual characteristics. Prescribed for treating diseases like cancer and AIDS that lead to muscle loss, many bodybuilders and […]Read Full Article
Opioids are generally prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. They include a number of drugs, such as oxycodone (or OxyContin), hydrocodone (or Vicodin), codeine, morphine and fentanyl, as well as illicit substances like heroin. These medications can produce a sense of well-being and pleasure by stimulating the regions of the brain that […]Read Full Article