Synthetic Marijuana aka “Spice”

While marijuana is still classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic in most places, “spice” or synthetic marijuana is completely legal in nearly all corners of the globe. Schedule 1 narcotics are classified as: • Drugs that have a high potential for abuse • A drug with no currently accepted medical use • Lack of accepted…

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Heroin Addiction Among Young Adults: A Case for Continued Care

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, heroin use has been on the rise since 2007 as it often times becomes a cheaper and more readily available opioid for young adults who shift from less available and more expensive prescription drugs. What is most jarring is that heroin abuse is an epidemic that is…

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What is “Molly” and Why Should I Worry about It?

Molly is one of many street names given to the psychoactive substance known as MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine). Other common names are E, ecstasy, X, rolls, or XTC. Molly is MDMA in powder form that is typically considered (albeit incorrectly, in most cases) to be a purer form of the drug without the presents of fillers or…

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Pharming: Young Adults and Prescription Drug Abuse

While school programs such as DARE teach most children the harmful effects of marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, or methamphetamine, the biggest substance abuse problem facing young adults might be the one that’s right under your nose, but rarely talked about. Young adults (18 to 25-year-olds) are the biggest abusers of prescription drugs in the United States…

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