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Category: Drug addiction
Top 10 Most Addictive Drugs List
Posted by Youssef
on 16 May 2022
Drug addiction has often been stigmatised, associated with poor judgement and moral failing. In reality, people from all walks of life can become addicted to drugs through no fault of their own. Most drugs are inherently physically and mentally addictive due to the profound effects they have on the brain and body. The way certain…

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The Rise In Prescription Drug Addiction
Posted by Martin Preston
on 09 May 2022
Over the last decade, Prescription Drug Misuse (PDM), has become a growing problem, resulting in an increase in A&E visits, more treatment admissions for prescription drug addiction and an increase in overdose deaths. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) defines PDM as “use without a prescription or in ways not intended by…

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UK Drug Addiction Report 2022
Posted by Martin Preston
on 04 Mar 2022
Contents Locations With the highest rate of drug drivers The UK Areas With The Highest Increase In Drug ArrestsTop UK Locations With The Highest Rate of Alcohol DependencyHow the pandemic has impacted alcohol-related hospital admissions across the UKThe Most Popular Drug Type in Each UK Region Here in the UK, drugs are often introduced in…

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Fentanyl Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment 
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 02 Mar 2022
Up to one hundred times more potent than morphine, fentanyl is a strong narcotic opioid that is frequently abused (1). Often prescribed for chronic pain due to an accident, surgery or cancer, fentanyl is widely considered safe and effective when prescribed by medical professionals. It was originally used as an anaesthetic as it offers fast-acting…

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Signs & Effects of Amphetamine Addiction
Posted by Dr Terry Spokes
on 09 Feb 2022
Amphetamines – more commonly referred to as ‘speed’ – are stimulants that impact the central nervous system. Like most stimulants, they’re known to provide a surge in energy and confidence and provide a euphoric ‘high’ when using. This is why they’re so popular at raves, parties and in club settings. As well as being used…

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Psychedelic-assisted Therapy: Help or Hindrance?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 07 Feb 2022
Psychedelic therapy is a technique that involves the use of psychedelic substances to aid the therapeutic process. Hallucinogenic substances have been used in holistic medicine and for spiritual practices by various cultures for thousands of years, yet their efficacy is still somewhat inconsistent and relatively unknown. In the ’50s and ’60s, research on psychedelics began…

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs
Posted by Martin Preston
on 03 Feb 2022
Addiction experts have been assessing the danger of psychoactive substances for the last 15 years. Scientific papers and classification systems rank over 300 different drugs in order of the most harmful and the least beneficial to health. The usual suspects are always there: alcohol, tobacco, heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine are still among the most dangerous…

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Drugs In The Media: How Addiction Is Portrayed
Posted by Martin Preston
on 24 Jan 2022
Glamorised, demonised and often exaggerated, drug addiction is portrayed in many ways in the media but rarely is it accurate or helpful. Most representations of people who abuse drugs and alcohol are overly negative or so far-fetched they create a skewed image of what drug addiction is actually like. These inaccurate portrayals mean substance abusers…

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What Is Flakka And Why Is It So Dangerous?  
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 19 Jan 2022
It might be a term of endearment in Latin America, but “la flaca” means something entirely different in the international drug world. Spanish for ‘pretty, skinny girl who charms all she meets’, Flakka is a highly addictive designer drug known for its ability to make people go crazy. Horrific stories of Flakka addicts displaying bizarre behaviour including running through the streets naked, gaining superhuman strength and engaging in violent acts, have led to…

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Oxycodone Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
Posted by Dr Terry Spokes
on 17 Jan 2022
Abuse and misuse of prescription painkillers is a growing problem. In fact, it’s estimated up to 12% of people who take strong opioids misuse them and as many as 29% develop an addiction. Known by the brand names Roxicodone®, Oxynorm® and OxyContin®, oxycodone is an opioid usually prescribed for severe or chronic pain following an accident, surgery or for advanced cancer. As well as delivering effective pain-relief, it also provides a euphoric effect, which can put users at high risk of developing an oxycodone addiction.   Dependence…

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