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Why Adolescents are the Most Vulnerable to Substance Abuse and Addiction

Dealing with an addiction in a friend or family member is difficult no matter what the situation. When that friend or family member is an adolescent, however, the difficulty and sadness may increase many times over. Many parents find themselves in this situation, especially if the kids are teenagers or college-aged. Parents can be torn…

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Five Myths About Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine, undisputedly, is one of the most addictive street drugs and is derived from the coca plant. Nearly 25 million Americans report using cocaine at least once. This illustrates the addictive power of cocaine. While cocaine is of the most commonly abused drugs, the myths about cocaine abuse vary. It is important to be aware…

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Epidemic vs. Pandemic

People following the ever-unfolding COVID-19 crisis are hearing a lot of different terms thrown around, which may be hard to distinguish from each other. For example, what difference does it make if the coronavirus is considered an epidemic vs. pandemic? There are specific criteria a disease must meet before being declared one or the other.…