drug abuse

Medical Marijuana Laws May Cut Deaths from Drug Abuse

By |December 16th, 2014|

Drug abuse is a problem that can cause severe health concerns and even death when measures are not taken to help an individual recover from the situation. Unfortunately, individuals who are facing chronic and severe pain may abuse certain medications and drugs in an effort to reduce their discomfort.

The […]

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Medical Marijuana Could Reduce Drug Abuse

By |December 11th, 2014|

Could increased legal access to medical marijuana also help reduce the prescription drug epidemic? According to research findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the answer is “yes”. The study found that states with access to medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer prescription overdose deaths each year when compared with […]

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How did I Develop Drug Addiction?

By |January 1st, 2014|

The Essence of Drug Addiction
By Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
What Is Addiction?
More than three decades of research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has proven that addiction is a complex brain disease characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable, drug craving, seeking, and use that persist despite […]

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