Ecstasy Addiction on Rise in Teens

It is also called as MDMA. This drug tends to create a sense of euphoria and an expansive love or desire to nurture others. There are many health effects that a person experiences when he is addicted to Ecstasy. When taken in excess, it increases body temperature to the point of being fatal. Psychological effects of the drug includes euphoria, decrease in negative emotions, an increase in empathetic feelings and enhanced tactile sensations. Along with …

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Consequences of Illicit Drug Use in USA

There has been an increase in the use of illicit drugs in the United States. This increase in the drug abuse has many effects on the nation. The harmful consequences of use of these illicit drugs are here under: Drug Deaths: According to the latest data available, 38,371 people died of drug-induced causes in 2007, with 34,598 suicides and 18,361 homicides. In U.S for every 15 minutes, there is a drug-induced death. Many preventable deaths …

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Illicit Drug and Alcohol Use Among the College Students

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) included 9 categories of illicit drugs and 4 categories of prescription drugs. Illicit drugs are marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants and the prescription drugs are pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. Illicit Drug Use: The rate of illicit use among the full time college students in 2009 was similar to the rate among part time college students, students in other grades or types of institutions. …

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Illicit Drug Use Among the American Adults

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) included 9 categories of illicit drugs which includes use of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants and the non medical use of prescription type pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. This research is funded by Monitoring The Future (MFT) group. For the young adults aged 18 to 25, the rates of use of the illicit drugs in 2009 was higher by 21.2 percent than the illicit …

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Negative Consequences of Drug Addiction On Society and Economy

Drug abusing not only effects the individuals who are abusing drugs but it also effects their families and friends, various businesses, and government resources. Drug abuse can also cause ill health, sickness and ultimately death of the persons who are addicted to the drugs. Drug abuse may cause contraction of needle borne illnesses including hepatitis and HIV/AIDS through injection drug use. Social Consequences: NSDUH data indicate that in 2004 over 3.5 million individuals aged 18 …

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Know About Marijuana Addiction and Its Signs and Symptoms

Marijuana testing is commonly done at workplaces and home to detect the drug abused employees and children. Marijuana addiction among the users can be identified by some signs and symptoms. Certain physical and physiological changes occur in the drug users. Some of the signs of marijuana addiction are: Relaxation Drowsiness Sedation Euphoria Altered perception of Reality Hallucinations Uncontrolled Behavior Illegal drug consumption can also be detected by a change in social life of an individual. …

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Facts about Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drugs are the chemicals, which have susceptible impact on neuro-chemical balance of human brain that effects feelings and actions of an individual. Abusing drugs often or regularly leads to addiction. Although there is no particular age limit for drug addiction, earlier abuse causes more serious drug addiction. Reasons for addiction Every abuser has a different reason for drug abuse or addiction. Mostly to escape from problems, people abuse drugs, and become addicted. Many factors influence …

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Deaths Related to Different Drugs – DAWN

Using illegal drugs causes many problems. It leads to death as well. According to survey report by DAWN, drug related death rate is increasing from one period other . Drug use causes death of many people. The investigation was done for DAWN cases. There are many type of drugs which cause deaths such as: Many illegal drugs like heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and Ecstasy. Other prescription drugs, like Prozac, Vicodin, OxyContin, alprazolam, and methylphenidate. Over the …

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