Most teenagers who got addicted with opioids first received drugs with the help of a prescription from doctors.
Unlike what many people believe, internet addiction has already been declared as a psychological disorder which could cause not only psychological disturbances and social problems but also neurological complications. It has been recognized globally by medical institutions as something that requires special medical care and rehabilitation. What makes this more controversial is that people don’t tend to take the matter seriously.
When we hear about addiction, we usually attribute it to the idea of being so involved or attached with something, be it a substance, an object, or even an activity. Defining addiction may sometimes be tricky -- more so, overcoming them -- but innovators have started to make their own versions of resolving such dilemmas, app to app.
The battle against addiction to opioids is still ongoing.
Prescription painkillers are generally safe -- if used appropriately. Once it is abused, there is a tendency that this will be the start of search for street drugs such as marijuana and heroin.
A new study revealed that internet addiction could be a cause or result of mental health problems.
A new study found a link between 11 of the most common type of surgery and inrease risk of chronic use of opioid painkillers.
Researchers have discovered that certain neurons in the brain can tell people to stop drinking alcohol.
A new study shows that consuming large doses of loperamide for self treatment of opioid addiction can disrupt the heart's rhythm and can even result to death.
A recent study has proved that a heavy use of cannabis can lead to a compromised dopamine system. Decreased release was found in the striatum which is the part of the brain that helps in paying attention and keeping memory. Unfortunately, marijuana has been widely accepted in many parts pf the world especially among the youth.
Honey Bees can't resist caffeine, and some plants are even making their nectar more caffeinated to attract them. This dynamic could have serious impacts on pollination and honey production, researchers say.
This is some bad news for beekeepers. Remember those harmful pesticides that conservationists, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and even a smattering of garden retailers are trying to keep away from bees? Well it turns out that not only are they harmful to all kinds of bees, but the little buzzers are actually crazy about the stuff, flocking to the same substances that will leave them cold and alone come winter.
Studies of substance abusers have long hinted that some people are at least partially genetically predisposed to addiction. This certainly doesn't mean they are doomed to become addicts, but it may mean that some vulnerabilities to substance abuse may be exacerbated by genetics. Now researchers have found evidence that environmental factors also have a huge, though distinct, influence on men and women.
The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting its label policies on prescription painkillers including OxyContin and morphin, in a bid to buckle down on the rising epidemic of prescription painkiller overdoses, the organization said Tuesday.