Saturday, Sept. 26, marks the 10th anniversary of “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” an annual initiative organized by the Drug Enforcement Agency to curb America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic. That’s when, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., police departments and sheriff’s offices across Texas will join in a massive, nationwide drive to…Details
As Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell famously sang, “ain’t nothing like the real thing.” But in the case of non-alcoholic beer, could the substitute resemble the real thing so closely that it poses the same risks?
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued stern warnings about N-Bomb, the designer drug often called “legal LSD,” voicing support for legislation designed to make the substance illegal to possess under Massachusetts law. The drug has been linked to overdose deaths, with some who died being as young as 15.
New research from a team of American scientists points to substantially varying levels of risk for alcoholic liver disease in people with different racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Imagine a woman up to her elbows in soapy dishwater after she’s mopped the kitchen floor, vacuumed the living room, and changed the litter box. Her partner comes home from work — then promptly complains that he doesn’t feel loved or appreciated by her. Incredulous, she yells, “What are you talking about?” and lists the…Details
Since last month’s Ashley Madison hack and, subsequently, a massive public data dump of personal information on millions of cheating spouses, from their emails and credit card information to their most intimate sexual preferences, there has seemed no end in sight to the scandalous revelations that keep trickling in.
Parents affected by serious drug or alcohol problems can experience a serious decline in their parenting skills and ability to maintain a stable household environment. Potential consequences of this decline include a carrying over of problematic substance use to a daughter or son. In a study published in November 2014 in the journal Addictive Behaviors,…Details
Steroid use among teens is a major problem because of the negative health consequences that can result. Among all drugs abused by teens, steroids are not the most popular, but they can be extremely damaging. Boys are more likely than girls to use them, but all teens are susceptible to the temptation to use these…Details
People still smoke, which is hard to believe given everything we know about the health hazards. Among American adults, 18 percent of the population, or 42 million people, still smoke. Still, the rate of smoking has declined greatly over the last several decades and continues to go down. You don’t smoke. Your partner doesn’t smoke.…Details
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Hispanic community and their supporters made waves last year. These publicly visible people, organizations and events helped bring awareness to the fact that LGBT people exist in the Hispanic community and want the same rights as everyone else. According to U.S. Census statistics, 4.3 percent of…Details