Posts Tagged Drug abuse

Statistics of Cocaine Consumption

Somebody of us may know the harmful effects of using cocaine and other illicit drugs, but only few of us are aware of the percentage of cocaine consumption. Even though it is of no use to know about what has already happened but still after knowing about the people who are getting affected the most […]

Tags:

Use of Heroin Among Teens in America in 2010

Heroin is a semi synthetic opioid drug which is made from morphine. According to BBC, the United Nations estimates that, there are more than 50 million regular users of heroin, cocaine and synthetic drugs around the world. Use of the heroin reached its peak stage in 1996 among 8th graders, it was 1.6 percent, in […]

Tags: ,

Rise in Use of Drugs Among Teens in USA

A growing percentage of students in the 8th to 12th grades are using drugs on a regular basis, according to the 2010 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The MTF survey is funded by NIDA and is conducted by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. The 36th annual study was conducted during 2010. According […]

Tags: ,

Impact of Marijuana on Employees

Safety and discipline are the most important characteristics to be maintained at workplaces. Marijuana abuse among employees may alter these characteristics. Marijuana abuse has very serious impact on employees. Attention, memory, and learning skills of an employee are altered by marijuana addiction. The drug also impairs motivation and psychomotor skills of the user. Lack of […]

Tags:

Facts about Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drugs are the chemicals, which have susceptible impact on neuro-chemical balance of human brain that effects feelings and actions of an individual. Abusing drugs often or regularly leads to addiction. Although there is no particular age limit for drug addiction, earlier abuse causes more serious drug addiction. Reasons for addiction Every abuser has a different […]

Tags: ,

Statistics of Youth Drug abuse

Drugs, alcohol, cigarette abuse and related attitudes among adolescent students thorough out the country were measured by the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. 8th, 10th, 12th graders are included by this survey. There are few positive and negative findings in this report. Positive findings: According to 2009 report by NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), […]

Tags: ,

Prescription Drug Use Rises in Children in U.S.

According to the 2010 Drug Trend Report, Prescription drugs, prescription drug use increased by 5 percent in American children in 2009, it is the highest of any other single demographic group. More than one in four insured children are now taking at least one prescription medication to treat a chronic medical condition. Usage of prescription […]

Tags: ,