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16 Oct
Traversing The Socioeconomics Of Addiction Many forms of addiction start as a means to escape the psychological and socioeconomic costs of poverty. For the financially fortunate, addiction acts as a medium for self-fulfillment and instant gratification. Addicts, when intoxicated with their substance of preference, think that only they are affected on a personal level. But substance abuse has significant direct and indirect costs, not just for the individual, but also for the family, the [...]
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11 Oct
How Popular Entertainment Glorifies Substance Abuse An Exploration of Substance Use and Addiction in Mainstream Media The average North American adult is exposed to an incredible amount of imagery during a normal day. Digital marketing experts suggest that most people in the United States have media exposure to approximately 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements per day. This is just advertisements. When we begin to consider the amount of general visual and auditory inputs we hear [...]
Addiction Problem, Alcohol Abuse, Children, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Media, Recreational Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse, Teenage Addiction, Youth Read More
25 Sep
Which Occupations Have The Highest Rates Of Addiction? There are a lot of different factors that can lead people to alcohol or drug use. Some might have suffered from a trauma which led them to a substance use disorder, while others may have family history of drug use that made them more susceptible to such a lifestyle. The circumstances that brought someone on the path to drug or alcohol abuse do not always indicate why they continue to [...]
Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Mental Illness, Opioid Addiction, Recreational Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse Read More
18 Sep
The Celebrity Pit: Why Do Many Famous People Fall Into The Abyss Of Addiction? I'm gonna live forever. I'm gonna learn how to fly high.” Irene Cara’s lyrical utterance in the movie Fame exemplifies the yearning of almost anyone who aspires to occupy the upper echelons of society. But those who have reached the top pay a high price. Part of it is addiction. Why do so many famous people succumb to its clutches? This is something ordinary mortals have always wondered [...]
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09 Sep
What Are Safe Injection Sites, And Do They Work? The opioid crisis in Canada gets a lot of media attention these days, and with more than ten thousand deaths due to overdose in the last three years, it is easy to see why. The Government of Canada has introduced Safe Injection Sites that work alongside public health facilities to help battle this issue. Safe Injection Sites are harm reduction facilities where intravenous drug users can legally use illegal drugs. [...]
Addiction Problem, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Opioid Addiction, Overdose Prevention, Recreational Drug Addiction, Safe Injection Sites, Substance Abuse Read More
05 Sep
The Intoxication Of Electronic Smoke: Examining The Appeal Of E-Cigarettes Among Teens Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the interviewees. The last time Moses saw his son Thaddeus, his pride and joy was paying the price of half a lifetime of smoking. He was brought to the ER because he had difficulty breathing one afternoon, and doctors worked frantically to restore oxygen to his lungs. Prior to this, he had been so healthy that apart from his birth, he [...]
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19 Aug
When Youthful Dreams Become Nightmares: The Tragedy Of Teenage Addiction They say aging and death are the great equalizers. They don’t discriminate. Drug addiction should join the list. It is present in all walks of life. It doesn’t care about race, creed, gender, status, or age. Or if you’re the son of a mega-rich hotelier. Gary Mendell lost his son Brian to opioid abuse disorder in 2011, when Brian died by suicide. Mendell admitted that he hadn't [...]
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31 Mar
“I’m only a casual drug user so I don’t need any help” See how drugs impact your lifeRecreational drug addiction affects not only the life of the users but also the lives of their family and friends. Associated risks range from physical damage to the breakdown of relationships. It can also lead to long-term dependence, either physical or psychological. The first step to sourcing help is accepting that there is a problem, and understanding the potential level of harm that can occur [...]
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