Tag : National Institute on Drug Abuse

Staten Island Neighborhood Grapples With Heroin Epidemic

Health/Nutrition  25 October '16

Drug Addiction Epidemic Best Curbed By Peer Recovery Specialists? How Shared Experiences Help

Peer recovery programs introduce peer recovery coaches or specialists to drug overdose patients while they're still in emergency rooms and maintain contact with them after they get discharged. Patients develop a bond and trust these coaches because they share the same experiences.

Puerto Rico Battles Zika Virus

Growing Baby  4 October '16

Medical Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Linked To Babies’ Birth Defects, Developmental Delays & Learning Disabilities

A study found that using marijuana in early pregnancy has the same health risks as tobacco use. This includes miscarriage, birth defects, developmental delays and learning disabilities. Research done on animals also found that marijuana use is linked to more developmental issues.

Activists Ptotest Crackdown On Medical Marijuana In San Francisco

Autism  30 September '16

Medical Marijuana As Autism Treatment? Texas Lawmakers Urged To Expand Cannabis Usage Beyond Intractable Epilepsy

Texas lawmakers are being urged to expand the Compassionate Use Act for other medical conditions such as autism. Medical marijuana involves using the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat or manage a disease and its symptoms.

KROQ Weenie Roast 2016

Family Life  3 June '16

Singer'sDeath Linked to Fentanyl Overdose

The medical examiner's office discovered that the drug fentanyl caused the singer's death.

Twenty-Year-Old People Celebrate Coming-Of-Age Around Japan

Body  4 May '16

Difficulty In Quitting Smoking Is Amplified By Heavy Alcohol Drinking

Want to quit smoking? It's harder to do so if you are also a heavy alcohol drinker.

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