Drug abuse, also called substance abuse is a disorder that is characterized by a destructive pattern of using a substance that leads to significant problems or distress. Teens are increasingly engaging in prescription drug abuse, particularly narcotics (which are prescribed to relieve severe pain), and stimulant medications, which treat conditions like…..
Virtually any substance whose ingestion can result in a euphoric feeling can be abused. Alcohol, marijuana and inhalants like household………
Alcoholism has devastating effects on the alcoholic individual’s physical health, as well as his or her ability to function at work. Addiction………..
The main focus of Healthy People 2020 is to identify priorities in improving the health of the nation. One of these priorities is preventing drug and substance abuse among our people. Through research, it has been established that drug abuse can be curbed effectively through educating children and adolescents………..
The behavior of drug abuse is seen to start in childhood or at adolescence. As a result, measures to prevent this vice should be put in place in places of learning and in all community set-ups. More focus should also be directed to school……….
From the current estimation, alcohol and drug abuse cost US more than 600 billion dollars each year. It is estimated that more than half of this cost is as a result of criminal activities. An alcoholic person for example, is said to be many more times likely to engage in an activity leading to committing a crime than someone who is not an…….