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The Differences Of Drug Addiction In Men And Women

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

While it’s true that men are more likely than women to have opportunities to use drugs, men and women are just as likely to try drugs, and they progress from experimental drug use to addiction equally. But men and women seem to differ in their vulnerability to specific drugs. Both are equally likely to become addicted to or dependent on cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, tobacco, and inhalants. Women are more likely than men
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New Smartphone App Detects Blood Alcohol levels

Nov 9th, 2011 | By

A recently released smartphone app purports to estimate a user’s blood alcohol levels. Developed by the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Show Me My Buzz app “allows users to calculate their estimated blood alcohol concentration based on how many drinks they have consumed, how long they have been drinking and their gender,” according to MoDOT. The app also provides phone numbers for local cab companies, allowing users to quickly locate
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Teen prescription drug abuse leads to heroin addiction

Nov 8th, 2011 | By

Prescription drug abuse is especially rampant in Florida, yet research shows the problem is also growing in New Jersey. Prescription drug use among New Jersey teens is growing, and what’s even more frightening is that experts say this behavior leads to heroin addiction. At a state hearing, law enforcement experts “told members of the State Commission of Investigation that teens can easily obtain prescription pills, such as Xanax, which has
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Prescription Drug Abuse Kills More People Than Car Accidents

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

Prescription drug abuse continues to be a problem not just in Florida, but around the country. Stark new statistics from the Center for Disease Control illustrate just how severe the prescription drug abuse epidemic has become. Total deaths from prescription drugs now exceed those caused by traffic accidents, killing at least 37,485 people around the country each year, according to the CDC. And according to data published in the British
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Food and drug addiction show similar characteristics

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By

Food addiction similar to drug addiction? Sound crazy? Interestingly enough, as more research emerges on the topic of food addiction, scientists are discovering that overeating may be caused by a change in brain chemistry, similar to the change induced by drug addiction. This information refutes a long-held belief that food addiction and overeating are simply caused by a lack of willpower and discipline. Dr. Dana Small of the John B.
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