Teenagers who have problems getting off the Internet are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, which could point to the possibility that they have “addictive personalities,” according to new research from Aristotle University in Greece.
Results from a new study by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health show that anxiety and mood disorders are largely associated with the use of non-medical opioids. People who suffer from disorders such as bipolar, major depression disorders and panic are more likely to abuse prescription opioids, researchers say.
16 Mar 2012
The recent explosion of online pharmacies has happened, in part, because of the illicit demand for prescription drugs. The ease with which serious prescription medications can be obtained sans prescription through these internet distributors is truly alarming. However, purchasing prescription medications via the Internet is a sketchy proposition at best.
15 Mar 2012
The elderly are not usually the first demographic which comes to mind when thinking about problem drug use. It certainly is not a subject which has gained widespread attention. Nevertheless, the elderly are a definition risk group for alcohol and drug addiction and, as the general population has begun aging, the rate of substance abuse among the elderly has also been steadily rising.
14 Mar 2012
Emergency room physicians are seeing a disturbing increase in ER visits for patients needing treatment for synthetic drug use. In 2010, there were almost 3,000 emergency calls to poison control centers for exposure to synthetic marijuana usage and by August of 2011 that number had nearly doubled, according to Market Watch.
The misuse of prescription drugs, and specifically prescription painkillers has become a problem that introduces new aspect to drug abuse treatment. Those who misuse painkillers may not fit the profile of a typical drug user. Even if the person does fit the profile, they may be mixing prescription drugs and illegal drugs to create dangerous side effects.