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Effects of substance use on behavioural patterns

Substance use disorders can lead to multiple behavioral problems, both in the short- and long-term. This can include: PARANOIA AGGRESSIVENESS HALLUCINATIONS ADDICTION IMPAIRED JUDGMENT IMPULSIVENESS LOSS OF SELF-CONTROL These effects of drug abuse have serious consequences, like missed work, punishable offenses, accidents and injuries. In fact, alcohol and drugs are partly to blame in an …

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#WorldCancerDay: Substance abuse can increase risk of cancer – WHO

Today is world cancer day. It is is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The theme for World Cancer Day 2020 is “I Am and I Will,” to acknowledge that everyone has the capacity to act in the face of cancer. According to …

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Thousands at risk of drugs misuse, suicide during Covid-19 Pandemic

As many as 75,000 Americans could die because of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an analysis conducted by the national public health group Well Being Trust. The group is sounding the alarm that the growing unemployment crisis, economic downturns and stress caused by isolation and …

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2019 World Aids Day: Any link between Drugs & HIV?

Today is World Aids Day, The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference”. World AIDS Day offers an important platform to highlight the role of communities at a time when reduced funding and a shrinking space for civil society are putting the sustainability of services and advocacy efforts in jeopardy. …

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NDLEA raids six camps, destroys 14.3 tons of marijuana in Ondo state (PICTURES)

Drug law enforcement Agency in Ondo state has destroyed 14.3tons of Indian hemp farms. The destruction were made during operation Thunder strike IV in six camps raided by NDLEA operatives. Eight Locally made Guns and several rounds of Cartridges were seized during the operation. Bags of marijuana confiscated during raid on six camps in Ondo state. …

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