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Archive for November, 2008

Supervised Injection Facility

Nov 19th, 2008 | By

There is a facility in Vancouver, Canada where drug users can go and inject their own drugs under the supervision of clinical staff. Users have access to clean injection equipment such as spoons, tourniquets and water. These materials are provided in hopes of reducing the spread of infectious diseases. In addition to the injection service, there are nurses and counselors on-site to provide a variety of health care services to
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Nov 18th, 2008 | By

More commonly known today by the street name Ecstasy, MDMA (Systematic name :3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine ) is a synthetic drug of the phenethylamine family whose primary effect is to stimulate the brain to rapidly secrete large amounts of serotonin, causing a general sense of openness, energy, euphoria, and well-being. Tactile sensations are enhanced, making general physical contact with others more pleasurable, but contrary to popular mythology it generally does not have aphrodisiac
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Teenage Girls Start Drinking at 13

Nov 12th, 2008 | By

A recent study has found that teenagers start drinking at the average age of 13. The study also found that this may cause teenagers to consume alcohol more heavily. Heavy drinking oftens leads to bad behavior. This behavior puts their health at risk. Read more about this in an article in the Telegraph written by Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent.

Gene for Cocaine Addiction Discovered

Nov 11th, 2008 | By

A recent study conducted by the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany has discovered a gene that increases the chances of becoming hooked on cocaine. Scientists reported that addicts were 25% more likely to carry the gene varient than people who did not use cocaine. Science correspondent, Ian Sample, wrote an article for the Guardian regarding this study. You can read the entire article here.

Redefining and Treating Internet Addiction

Nov 10th, 2008 | By

Is your first craving in the morning for your computer mouse? Do you obsessively check email in the middle of the night? If so, you may be among the ten percent of all internet surfers afflicted with “Internet addiction disorder”, a pathological condition that can lead to anxiety and severe depression. Internet addiction is currently classified by mental health professionals as an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a mild to severe
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