Addiction

How drug abuse is managed in Seychelles, world’s heroin capital

The island paradise of Seychelles is suffering from a drug epidemic of huge proportions. Known for its coral reefs, mangroves and white sandy beaches, 360,000 tourists travel to the Indian Ocean archipelago each year for a holiday of a lifetime. But looking beyond the private islands, the boutique resorts and high-end restaurants, the small nation is …

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Legal marijuana has led to increased use, risk for abuse -Report

A new study has discovered that rates of marijuana use and addiction have gone up in American states that have recently legalized the drug. The problem was most severe for those over age of 26, with cases of addiction rising by a third. The findings has complicated the debate around legalization. In a new study, …

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World AIDS Day 2019 message from UNAIDS Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima

I believe in communities. Communities make change happen. Communities are the best hope for ending AIDS because communities have fought against HIV right from the beginning! As the epidemic raged through our countries, cities, villages, women held communities together and bore the higher burden of care for their families. For far too long we have …

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Drug Addiction and Drug Dependence, Any difference?

It is no secret that misinformation about addiction is rampant. One particular area of misinformation concerns what language gets used when describing topics related to addiction. While discussing issues about addiction on social media, you might quickly get sucked into a world of confusion as you observe all sorts of individuals—medical professionals, journalists, parents, people …

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Drug Addiction/Abuse – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the physical signs of abuse or addiction? The physical signs of abuse or addiction can vary depending on the person and the drug being abused. For example, someone who abuses marijuana may have a chronic cough or worsening of asthmatic symptoms. Each drug has short-term and long-term physical effects. Stimulants like cocaine increase …

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Drug Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Unfortunately, the negative effects of drug addiction withdrawal are often cited as critical barriers to successful treatment. Ongoing exposure to prescribed or illicit drugs can quickly escalate from developing a tolerance to a dependency to an addiction. Drugs impact the brain and body in varied ways, but abused substances all have negative impacts on how …

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