A United States study claims that cigarettes are linked to nearly half of smoking-related cancers. This estimate was made through analyzing data from national surveys, interviews and follow up questionnaires. Out of a total of 345,962 deaths from cancer in 2011, about 167,805 were linked to smoking. More specifically, almost 80 percent of these deaths
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of synthetic marijuana use is drastically rising. There has been a major increase in the number of phone calls to United States poison control centers. All of these calls are tracked by the National Poison Data System. Since January of this year, there
Drug Rehab Success Story: David Bowie During the 1970s, legendary musical artist David Bowie was heavily into drug and cocaine use. He has told of his experiences with cocaine and memory loss among other things in the hopes that he can reach young people today and deter them from getting hooked on drugs. There is
“I’m not too drunk to ride” Drinking and driving is a well discussed issue that is strictly enforced in the United States. The penalties stemming from a DUI are pretty significant, but the potential outcome of drunk driving is death. But often overlooked in the drinking and driving spectrum is drinking and riding a motorcycle.
Alcoholic Brains Do Not Function Properly The dangers of alcoholism are no secret. When you consistently consume excessive amounts of alcohol, the damage to your body and brain is obvious and backed by research. Since drinking is so common in many cultures and the effects vary so widely from person to person, it’s not always
When is it Time for an Intervention? Organizing and going through with an intervention can be a difficult thing for some people to do. Finding the best time for an intervention and the potential reaction from the subject are common unknowns that friends and family face in a situation involving an unhealthy addiction. Should you
My Son is Addicted to Cocaine It can sometimes be difficult to admit that your child has succumbed to the pressures of drug abuse, but it is in the best interest of the parents and child if the issue is confronted and solved. Parents sometimes can’t recognize that their kids are doing drugs, but the