Drug Abuse

From Chaos to Discipline

“I smoked my first joint at the age of 15 with my school friends out of curiosity. I did that because my friends were doing it. It was at college where I was introduced to other drugs, and I started taking pills and cough syrup on a regular basis. These …

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Understanding Drug Abuse

Drug abuse refers to use of drugs by self medication in a manner and amount that deviates from the approved medical and social patterns in a given culture at a given time. As the above line states, there are many things related to drug abuse, it involves self medication, that …

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Opioid Epidemic in the U.S.A.

An opioid epidemic has been declared in the United States, with opioid-related drug overdose deaths reaching 47,600 in 2017. In 1999, such deaths numbered 8,048. According to a CNBC report under the heading, “Americans consume vast majority of the world’s opioids” (April 27, 2016, https://cutt.ly/QF5da2), 80% of the roughly 300 …

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Narconon A Step to Freedom

Like a hunger you can never quite fulfill or satisfy, so is drug addiction. Nepal has had a close relationship with drugs, especially after the hippie movement in the sixties and seventies. Which even gave way to coining the name Freak Street in Basantapur, where many of the hippies would …

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The Scourge of Drug Addiction

Addiction is a medical disorder that affects the brain and causes changes in an individual’s behavior, and it is a problem that affects a large number of people around the globe, with youth being particularly susceptible to the scourge. Broadly speaking, illicit drugs, tobacco, and alcohol are substances that may …

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