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Rising use of smart drugs among children

Rising use of smart drugs among children

Of late, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of study drugs, also called “smart drugs,” among students globally. Most of these smart drugs are prescription stimulants, such as Adderall and Ritalin, which are primarily used to treat conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a common mental disorder found in American school children. Continue reading

Use of “legal” performance-enhancing drugs by athletes

Use of “legal” performance-enhancing drugs by athletes

Despite the presence of several anti-doping laws that prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sports, many athletes, nowadays, are still increasingly getting involved in the misuse of drugs and are frequently being caught in drug scandals. In fact, PEDs have become a part of almost every sport, lately, especially in the endurance sports such as athletics. Continue reading

Why do some people fall into the trap of prescription drug addiction

Why do some people fall into the trap of prescription drug addiction

Why and how people get addicted to drugs is a question that haunts almost everyone who thinks that those who abuse drugs do not have the willpower to stop their drug use or simply lack moral principles. Though opioids were discovered in the 19th century to cure chronic pain, contributing to a major development in the field of public health, they gradually became the third most commonly abused drugs in America, just behind marijuana and alcohol. In fact, there are some prescription drugs that can become addictive when used in a manner and dosage not prescribed by the physician. Continue reading

Buprenorphine treatment fails to meet new target

Buprenorphine treatment fails to meet new target

To find an effective solution to the opioid crisis, the Obama administration increased the number of patients to get buprenorphine treatment under each doctor from 100 to 275. The measure was announced in July 2016 to rein in the growing opioid overdose problem. However, a recent study has revealed that the move has met with very little success as opposed to what was initially envisaged. Continue reading