Addiction
Instagram introduces ‘all caught up’ feature to help users address addiction-like behavior
07-05   Instagram introduces ‘all caught up’ feature to help users address addiction-like behavior
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With the internet becoming an inseparable part of one’s life, social media addiction has emerged as a new and potential health threat. Affecting people irrespective of their age, gender and ethnicity, the condition is more prevalent among teenagers. Hence, in a bid to curb the widespread reach of the growing menace, Instagram, one of the […]

NBA player Nick Young wants cocaine to be legalized
06-28   NBA player Nick Young wants cocaine to be legalized
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“I want people to pass cocaine. Everybody needs to do cocaine!” This was NBA player Nick “Swaggy P” Young’s response to TMZ when asked about Canada’s decision to legalize cannabis. Many believe that the 33-year-old Warriors player, still high on his NBA victory, has landed himself in a soup and is now more likely to […]

Sober programs at US universities doing a great deal in supporting students recovering from addiction
06-05   Sober programs at US universities doing a great deal in supporting students recovering from addiction
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Groups of college students hanging out in a bar and binge drinking is quite a common sight these days. This, despite the fact that the United States has the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) of 21. Alcohol and drugs have thus gained easy access to college campuses. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug […]

Salvia, a uniquely terrifying drug of abuse
05-24   Salvia, a uniquely terrifying drug of abuse
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A potent hallucinogenic herb, Salvia divinorum or salvia has been used for hundreds of years by the Mazatec Indians, living in Oaxaca, Mexico for healing and divination. What makes the drug unique is its ability to make its users experience both psychological and physiological effects. However, for some, the drug does not seem to induce […]

Level of expression of emotions in family determines risk of substance abuse
02-07   Level of expression of emotions in family determines risk of substance abuse

People addicted to substances like alcohol or drugs tend to abuse them to such an extent that it takes control of their life. Like most unhealthy behaviors, addiction is a serious problem that is greatly influenced by one’s family. Various factors, such as relationships, proximity, communication and parental disapproval, play a major role in influencing […]

Recent drug trends indicate re-emergence of LSD and other hallucinogens
01-22   Recent drug trends indicate re-emergence of LSD and other hallucinogens

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or acid is regarded by many as the drug which defined the countercultural ethos of the ‘60s. The ease of producing LSD in a chemical laboratory and the ability to store it in a blotting paper led to the emergence of a huge black market in the United States. Although LSD […]

Worrying trend of Xanax abuse on San Diego school campuses
11-29   Worrying trend of Xanax abuse on San Diego school campuses

Five students – all boys aged 14 or 15 – of the San Pasqual High School in Escondido had to be hospitalized in September 2017 after allegedly consuming Xanax pills. In October 2017, six students from the Rincon Middle School, also in Escondido, became ill after apparently ingesting the anti-anxiety medicine. In the San Pasqual […]

LSD use can reduce lawlessness, finds study
11-10   LSD use can reduce lawlessness, finds study

Contrary to observations of prior research warning against the use of psychedelic substances like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin mushroom and mescaline, a recent study suggests how people taking such drugs exhibit less proclivity to engage in criminal behaviors. Authors of the study, published online in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in October 2017, made use […]

Social media addiction is real and here to stay
09-28   Social media addiction is real and here to stay
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The World Wide Web has resulted in a super-connected world. It has brought people closer no matter where they may be in the world and resulted in instant communication. Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have many users hooked on them with the idea of displaying the best side of their selves […]

National Suicide Prevention Month: Colleges should do more to prevent suicide among students, feel experts
09-25   National Suicide Prevention Month: Colleges should do more to prevent suicide among students, feel experts
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Happiness comes from “WHAT” one does, while a sense of achievement is derived from “WHY” one does it. A sense of fulfillment seeps in “WHEN” one’s aim connects directly with their “WHY.” The goal of receiving higher education and moving up the corporate ladder is what encourages most students to get ready for college admissions. […]

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