Every year it seems, every month or week even, we seem to hear something terrible happening in the news or in our communities that has to do with drug and alcohol abuse.
The use and abuse of stimulant, pharmaceutical drugs are on the rise amongst American teens and young adults. These are drugs like Ritalin, Concerta, and Adderall, pharmaceuticals designed to treat ADD, ADHD, OCD, etc.
As the U.S. drug problem continues to grow and become more serious, our nation invents newer and more desperate methods of addressing such problems. A very “popular” approach to drug addiction treatment has been Medication-Assisted Therapy.
We’ve heard a lot of crazy-sounding things in the news lately, but a recently resurfaced research report that discusses how marijuana use might actually increase one’s odds of having a stroke is a new one.
For years, possibly decades, ecstasy was incorrectly considered to be one of the “safer” drugs to abuse. This has never been further from the truth. New research has indicated that ecstasy has a direct link to the onset of a historically rare, but now far less rare, spinal degenerative disease.