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Dangers of Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis. Slide 1: www.247drugaddictionhelp.com Dangers of Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis Drugged driving – a term commonly used when the substance used before “driving under the influence” or just DUI of both alcohol and an addictive drug is a drug rather than alcohol – is a major concern world over.

Dangers of Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis

DUI and drugged driving kill thousands of people globally every year. In the United States although prevalence of alcohol use is associated with high morbidity due to motor vehicle crashes many road accidents also involve drivers who test positive for cannabis and other intoxicants. Drugs like marijuana has the potential to acutely impair driving skills leading to tragic motor vehicle accidents and harsh legal penalties. Slide 2: www.247drugaddictionhelp.com Presence of marijuana in the blood is usually tested by measuring the level of delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol THC an ingredient that causes mind-altering effects. Dangers of driving under the influence of cannabis. Dangers of driving under the influence of cannabis by Andru Bleake.

Dangers of Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis – Andrubleake – Medium. Drugged driving — a term commonly used when the substance used before “driving under the influence” or just DUI (of both alcohol and an addictive drug) is a drug rather than alcohol — is a major concern world over.

Dangers of Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis – Andrubleake – Medium

DUI and drugged driving kill thousands of people globally every year. In the United States, although prevalence of alcohol use is associated with high morbidity due to motor vehicle crashes, many road accidents also involve drivers who test positive for cannabis and other intoxicants. Drugs like marijuana has the potential to acutely impair driving skills, leading to tragic motor vehicle accidents and harsh legal penalties. A recent report titled “drug-impaired driving,” released by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility revealed that the fatally injured drivers who were tested in 2015 showed more positive drug tests than the presence of alcohol. Pot can impair motor skills Impaired driving is not a new issue. Identifying Signs And Symptoms of Elderly Substance Abuse. Slide 1: Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Elderly Substance Abuse Substance abuse is a widespread problem in the United States affecting teenagers and young adults more than most of the other age categories.

Identifying Signs And Symptoms of Elderly Substance Abuse

However there are many elderly people from the baby-boom generation who have had an increased exposure to illegal drugs and alcohol owing to different reasons. According to some experts the increased acceptance of substance abuse among the senior citizens is primarily driven by the tendency of such substances to “cure” a bad mood or sleep deprivation. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2014 people aged 65 years or older represented 14.5 percent of the U.S. population which is approximately one in every seven Americans. Identifying signs and symptoms of elderly substance abuse by Andru Bleake. Identifying signs and symptoms of elderly substance abuse. How to Stop Enabling an Addict. It is not easy to quit drugs or any other addictive substance.

How to Stop Enabling an Addict

In fact, a lot of grit and determination is needed to give up the devastating habit. Addiction becomes more devastating and life-threatening if not treated at the right time. But many people don’t even know that addiction is a chronic disease, just like cancer, heart disease or diabetes. And thus, they are unaware of the available therapies or treatments.

An untreated addiction can lead to numerous physical and mental ailments, which make it disabling and unmanageable as the problem grows older. Developing a new hobby: When an addict experiences strong cravings for an addictive substance, changing thoughts by getting involved in an activity that can spark his or her imagination can help to a great extent. Though treatment plans and their duration may vary from person to person, the best strategy is to examine what triggered the addiction in the first place. Cannabis Withdrawal Symptoms. Americans look clearly divided on the issue of legalization of marijuana, with its supporters actively seeking relaxation in laws governing the cannabis use.

Cannabis Withdrawal Symptoms

Marijuana users continue to vouch for its curative properties that help get relief from pain and recurring symptoms of mental disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recreational pot smokers also argue that weed does not cause addiction, unlike psychotropic drugs or prescription painkillers. While it is important to dig deeper into the effects of marijuana, researchers from the University of Illinois recently suggested that withdrawal symptoms experienced during de-addiction of marijuana can prompt the users to abuse the drug again. Cannabis Withdrawal Treatment. Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Elderly Substance Abuse. Substance abuse is a widespread problem in the United States, affecting teenagers and young adults more than most of the other age categories.

Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Elderly Substance Abuse

However, there are many elderly people from the baby-boom generation who have had an increased exposure to illegal drugs and alcohol owing to different reasons. According to some experts, the increased acceptance of substance abuse among the senior citizens is primarily driven by the tendency of such substances to “cure” a bad mood or sleep deprivation. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2014, people aged 65 years or older represented 14.5 percent of the U.S. population, which is approximately one in every seven Americans. Signs of Drug Abuse in Teens.

Addiction at any age is a serious issue, but when a teenager falls into the grip of substance abuse, the consequences could be significantly devastating.

Signs of Drug Abuse in Teens

Nothing can be worse for parents when they discover that their teen abuses alcohol or drugs. But at the same time, parents are the most powerful influence to encourage their kids to inculcate healthy attitude toward drugs or alcohol. Many a times, parents and other elders in the family may overlook signs of addiction, probably due to the common belief that such behavior is a normal sign of growth. But parents must keep a check on the behavior of their children, especially when they act withdrawn and are hostile or depressed for no apparent reason.

Dealing With Drug Addicted Children. Recognizing Drug Addiction. There are numerous reasons why people begin using drugs but the vulnerability to substance abuse differs significantly from one person to another.

Recognizing Drug Addiction

However, diagnosing a drug addiction does not entirely depend on physical manifestations of the drug addict. Signs & Symptoms of Drug Addiction. Inpatient Addiction Treatment Programs. There are varieties of evidence-based approaches to treating addiction, but unfortunately, the treatment of drug addiction remains highly unutilized by most sufferers.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment Programs

Although the primary goal of drug abuse treatment is abstinence, relapse prevention and rehabilitation, the specific type of treatments may differ depending on the patient’s individual needs. Drug treatments can include behavioral therapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or contingency management, medications, or their combination. Inpatient Drug Treatment. Inpatient Drug Rehab. Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs. Outpatient Drug Rehab.

Treatment centers for Drug Addiction. Perils of Counterfeit Prescription Pills. Slide 1: Perils of Counterfeit Prescription Pills Prescription drug abuse in the United States has grown into a behemoth with people of all ages rampantly abusing opioids.

Perils of Counterfeit Prescription Pills

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC deaths involving opioid overdose have quadrupled since 1999 in the U.S. More than 183000 people succumbed to prescription opioid overdose during 1999-2015. Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. Drug Addiction Help Centers. Ignoring addiction can be dangerous; here is how to tackle it - Drug Addiction Helpline. Elimination of withdrawal symptoms can help people quit cannabis addiction: Study - Drug Addiction Helpline. Tips for parents to fight drug addiction in children - Drug Addiction Helpline. Signs & Symptoms of Drug Addiction, Recognizing Drug Addiction. Inpatient & Outpatient Drug Rehab Addiction Treatment Programs. Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. Miami, Hotbed of HIV, Opens First Needle Exchange Center.

In December 2016, Miami, Florida, finally opened its first needle exchange center, almost a decade later than most other cities in the United States. However, it is better late than never, because Miami has become a vortex of HIV infections and is braving a storm of heroin and cocaine epidemic. Looking at the grim situation it appears that the needle exchange program has come at the right time. Those who inject drugs run the risk of getting infected with HIV, viral hepatitis as well as other blood-borne diseases because they usually share unsterilized syringes. But needle exchange programs ensure sterile needles and syringes for each injection and help in curtailing the risk for blood-borne diseases to a great extent. These programs are community-based and provide people an easy access to sterile needles and syringes at no extra cost.

Miami’s need for needle exchange was long overdue. Sleep Habits Associated With Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use: Study. Perils of Counterfeit Prescription Pills – Andrubleake – Medium. Prescription drug abuse in the United States has grown into a behemoth with people of all ages rampantly abusing opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths involving opioid overdose have quadrupled since 1999 in the U.S.

More than 183,000 people succumbed to prescription opioid overdose during 1999–2015. The opioid abuse has led to drastic increase in the sales of prescription drugs, as well as fake prescription pills. Medications like methadone, oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone are quite popular among users, so their fake versions seem to have taken over the illegal drug market. The counterfeit medicines may look exactly like the prescription medications, but contain harmful constituents capable of inflicting irreparable damage to the user. Soon, New Treatment to Help Depressed Smokers Quit – Andrubleake – Medium. It is never easy to quit smoking for long-term users, especially if they are depressed. In fact, people with depression have a higher propensity to smoke and they also tend to smoke more than others. When such people are not able to quit, they try to hide their frustration by smoking more.

A recent study by researchers of the Northwestern Medicine has highlighted why quitting smoking is a daunting task for people with depression. They are experimenting with a new method for depressed smokers by combining medication and behavioral activation therapy. Impulsive Personality May up Chance of Early Meth Use — Study. Methamphetamine is a highly toxic, strong and addictive central nervous system stimulant. Misusing it may result in symptoms like disturbed sleep patterns, hyperactivity, nausea, aggressiveness, delusions, confusion, irritability, anxiety and hallucinations. According to a recent study that examined more than 150 meth users, impulsive personality in the users was a precursor to their early use of the drug. The researchers found that methamphetamine users start the drug at the age of 22, and both attentional (an inability to focus or concentrate) and motor impulsivity (a tendency to act on whims) were associated with its early use.

The study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), was published in the journal Addictive Behaviors in October 2016. Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Up Among Young Adults. The chance of an increase in prescription opioid use disorder in the past year was higher among 18- to 34-year-old non-medical prescription opioid users in 2014 as compared to 2002, according to a recent study, published online in the journal Addictive Behaviors in October 2016. The study by the Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health is the first to investigate time trends and a spurt in prescription opioid use disorder over the last decade. They looked at those who met the criteria for DSM (clinical) abuse and dependence and needed treatment.

They analyzed preteen and teenaged children (12–17 years), emerging adults (18–25 years) and young adults (26–34 years) who used prescription opioids for non-medical purposes or in ways other than prescribed by doctors. Emerging adults and prescription opioid use disorder Looking at the data that emerged from the 2002–2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the researchers observed the following trend: Red Ribbon Week: Help your child remain drug-free - Drug Addiction Helpline.

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