Articles tagged with Substance Abuse

2008 Celebrity Drug Related Deaths

For the past few decades, we've heard of actors, singers, musicians, athletes and other celebrities dying of a drug overdose--the year 2008 was no exception.

6 Craziest Crimes Done While Under the Influence

We list a variety of humorous as well as chilling stories about criminal actions that have taken place while under the influence of drugs.

Absolutely Taboo Places to Serve Alcohol That Actually Do

These are just a few of the many laws surrounding the manufacture, sale, transport and consumption of alcohol throughout the world.

Bullying and Substance Abuse

If recognized in time, perhaps the young person can be turned around before they get involved in more criminal and injurious behaviors.

Drunk Driving Decreases as Drug Driving on the Rise

While substance abuse is directly detrimental to the user's health and overall well-being, the issue becomes a societal hazard when it involves driving.

Homelessness and Drug Addiction

Some instances of homelessness are eased by substance abuse, not caused. Thus, citing homelessness as a product of drug addiction is too simple an explanation.

How Alcohol May Be Disrupting Your Sleep

Many believe that alcohol has a calming effect on the central nervous system, but many scientific studies suggest it actually causes sleep disruptions.

How the FDA Might Start Learning About Drug Side Effects Through Twitter

A pool of tweets mentioning popular pharmaceuticals and their side effects was examined by the team of researchers and paired against FDA data.

Illicit Substances Used by Athletes to Enhance Performance

Here are some of the most commonly used performance enhancing drugs, and the risks associated with their use.

Increase in Opioid Misuse: The Painful Truth

An estimated 20 to 30 percent of opioid drugs legally prescribed by medical professionals are misused, according to a 2015 study.