Alcohol-related liver deaths rising sharply in US, says study
Alcohol-related liver deaths rising sharply in US, says study
Jul 20, 2018

There has been a continuous decline in the incidence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) across the age groups, particularly among the young adults (aged 18 to 25) since the beginning of the century, says the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). However, on the contrary, an analysis of the death certificate data

CDC warns of sudden rise in supply of lethal synthetic opioids
CDC warns of sudden rise in supply of lethal synthetic opioids
Jul 19, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned of an increase in the supply of illicit synthetic opioids that are several times stronger than prescription painkiller fentanyl. According to the health warning issued on July 11, 2018, the rampant production of synthetic and lab-made opioid drugs are claiming more lives than ever before.

White House launches campaign to combat opioid abuse
White House launches campaign to combat opioid abuse
Jun 14, 2018

A lot has been said and done about the need for spreading awareness about the dangers associated with opioid abuse and the ways it can affect one’s health. With an eye on combating the opioid epidemic, America’s largest non-profit public health organization ‘Truth Initiative’ recently launched its latest campaign titled “The Truth About Opioids” in

Parents in Missouri can hire sniffer dogs to find hidden drugs at home
Parents in Missouri can hire sniffer dogs to find hidden drugs at home
Jun 06, 2018

It’s common to see law enforcement officers using sniffer dogs to bust drug rackets. Now, worried parents and school heads in Missouri can also use trained canines to find out if their young children are doing drugs. A company in the state rents out sniffer dogs by the hour to families, schools, and offices at

Operation Helping Hand: 177 drug users arrested in NJ; offered treatment
Operation Helping Hand: 177 drug users arrested in NJ; offered treatment
Jul 02, 2018

At a time when the problem of drug addiction is only worsening across the United States, an initiative by the New Jersey (NJ) police is igniting a ray of hope among drug users. The cops are helping them recover from addiction and embrace sobriety, instead of putting them in prison. Over a period of one

Iowa pharmacies to distribute free Narcan kits to curb drug overdose deaths
Iowa pharmacies to distribute free Narcan kits to curb drug overdose deaths
Jun 27, 2018

In a bid to curb the deaths caused by opioid overdose, the pharmacists of Iowa state will be distributing free doses of naloxone on June 29, 2018. The move comes on the initiative of the Iowa Department of Public Health, which intends to utilize $150,000 in federal grant to give away 2,000 kits of Narcan

One-fourth of the global population suffers from some mental health issue and still the problem gets ignored, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, said recently. The words of caution came during a recently held roundtable discussion on mental well-being, which was jointly organized by the UN, the World Health Organization (WHO), and charitable body Wellcome Trust in London. The all-important discussion coincided with the beginning of the observance of Mental Health Month in the United States. As per a Mental Health
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Katie Price comes clean about her days of cocaine and alcohol
Katie Price comes clean about her days of cocaine and alcohol
Jul 05, 2018
Katie Price recently admitted to snorting cocaine and drinking alcohol as a way of coping with her deteriorating five-year-old marriage with her third husband Kieran Hayler. A source close to her shar
Rapper Macklemore on using drugs to cope with fame and discovering inner peace
Rapper Macklemore on using drugs to cope with fame and discovering inner peace
May 21, 2018
A life that is constantly on display, and exposed to unceasing public judgment and round-the-clock media attention can sometimes become too much too handle. Fame may bring with it money, status, power
Cheyenne Jackson celebrates 5 years of sobriety
Cheyenne Jackson celebrates 5 years of sobriety
May 18, 2018
Being famous definitely has advantages, but it also comes with certain drawbacks. Behind all the glitz and glamor that a celebrity life may bring, celebs are just like normal people who may also strug