Posts Tagged Substance Abuse

Adult Scots Buy More Alcohol Than Other UK Adults

Official figures have revealed that adults in Scotland are consuming 23% more alcohol than the adults in England and Wales. The report found that the percentage represented the biggest difference recorded during the 17 years of measuring the gap. Of all the beverages, wine accounted for the largest rise in consumption, with sales more than […]

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Rise in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts by Males Aged 21 to 34 – SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a national public health agency in the Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the agency is to minimize the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on the communities of America. A new national study conducted by the SAMHSA showed that there […]

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Know about SAMHSA 5 Drugs and their Detection Periods

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), after conducting many surveys and researches released the list of five most popularly abused drugs. SAMHSA five includes Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates, and Phencyclidine. Following writeup gives approximate detection periods for each substance by test type. However, the ranges depend on the amount and frequency of […]

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Risk Factors that Influence Alcohol Abuse in Seniors

The elderly have are the important group of people who require special attention with respect to their health issues. However, many of the older adults are used to alcohol abuse. Several risk factors are associated to influence alcohol abuse in seniors. They include stress factors like loss of spouses or loved ones, cessation of employment, […]

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Risks of Habitual Drug Usage

As you know, drug abuse is categorized into five different stages including experimenting with drugs, habitual use, drug abuse, dependence and addiction. Habitual use is the second stage of drug addiction. At this stage, the individual starts using the illicit drugs more regularly with a desire and like in the effects of these drugs. Many […]

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