Spice is Not a Natural "Herbal High"

By: Admin_Mike

4 Feb 2013

Spice GoldThe term "Spice" is drug slang for a class of herbal concoctions that have gained a reputation as a safe and way to get high. Sold as incense or potpourri in convenience stores, head shops and over the Internet, Spice consists of a mixture of dried plant leaves and stems that have been soaked in synthetic chemicals. When smoked, Spice produces psychoactive (mind-altering) effects that have been compared by some to marijuana.

Federal panel wants to make Vicodin a Schedule II narcotic.Hydrocodone, a narcotic painkiller that is an ingredient in Vicodin, has been responsible for more deaths since 2006 than any other prescription medication. In an effort to stem the growing tide of Vicodin-related deaths, a federal panel has recommended that the FDA reclassify the drug as a Schedule II narcotic.

Pagan SymbolsPeople who describe themselves as "spiritual" but who aren't members of an organized religion are more likely to suffer from a variety of mental problems, including eating disorders, drug abuse, depression, anxiety and phobias. This was the finding of a recent study conducted by researchers at University College London.

Professional Boxers and Drug Abuse

By: Admin_Mike

26 Jan 2013

Hector Comacho dead at age 50.Years of substance abuse appear to have led to the death of former world champion boxer Hector Camacho in a drug-related drive by shooting. In November of 2012, former world champion boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho, died tragically after he was shot in the head while sitting in a parked car.

New Study on American Teen Drug Use

By: Admin_Mike

24 Jan 2013

Teens and marijuanaProlonged use of marijuana by our nation's students and the drug's harmful effects were the focus of this year's "Monitoring the Future" survey. This annual survey of students from the eighth, tenth and twelfth grades recently completed by researchers from the University of Michigan.

ADD/ADHD Medication Abuse

By: Admin_Mike

22 Jan 2013

RitalinThe majority of prescription medications in America are taken safely and properly by the intended recipient, but the growing trend of prescription drug abuse among teenagers and young adults can make many of these medications dangerous and even lethal.

Adderall Abuse in America's Universities

By: Admin_Mike

20 Jan 2013

Illegal use of Adderall is increasing on college campusesThe end of every semester is a stressful time for every college student: struggling to catch up on homework, cramming for finals and writing papers. How do they do it?

Alcoholism causes a wide range of physical and emotion problemsA new academic study has been released that appears to indicate that alcoholic men may suffer from an increased inability to fully grasp concepts such as empathy and irony.

Legal marijuanaWashington and Colorado are paving the way to notable change in the country and its drug laws. In Washington State, the legalization of marijuana went into effect on December 5. In Colorado, pot became legal on January 5. The new laws legalize recreational use for adults age 21 and up. In Washington, adults may possess up to an ounce of marijuana and smoke it in private.

DSM 5The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has just finalized the new version of its Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the most important reference for mental health disorders. The changes included in this new version of the manual have the potential to impact anyone who is diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

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