Drug abuse is a growing epidemic in the city of Atlanta. In 2012, the city ranked sixth in Forbes’ list of the most dangerous cities in the country. What makes the city more prone to drugs is the fact that it is a tourist destination and an education center. It is the seventh most visited Read more »
How Is Synthetic Marijuana Different
Research by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reveals that marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug with 22 million having used it in the past month. Marijuana use rose increased from 1.5% to 2.9% of the US population the past one year, according to the National Institutes of Health. In 2013, 2.4 million people aged 12 and above in the US had Read more »
Which Industries Are Hardest Hit by Substance Abuse?
Overall, substance abuse and drug addiction is on the rise and affecting all industries. Some industries, however, are impacted more often and in higher intensity. Industries with the most stressful jobs, as one would expect, are often the most vulnerable, but substance abuse is not limited to stressful industries. Unfortunately, many of the industries most Read more »
The Appeal of Synthetic Marijuana AKA “Fake Pot”
Contrary to the lies printed on the packaging and on manufacturer websites, synthetic marijuana is not “natural” and does not offer a legal high. Synthetic marijuana is created (usually in China) by spraying chemicals on dried plant material like grass clippings. The chemicals have a psychoactive effect on the brain, which may have effects like Read more »
How Can you Identify the Signs of Alcohol Abuse?
The country band Midland has a song out right now called “Drinkin’ Problem.” The chorus includes this: People say I got a drinkin’ problem But I got no problem drinkin’ at all They keep on talking Drawing conclusions They call it a problem, I call it a solution Yes, it’s kind of funny—like many country Read more »
Yes, Marijuana Really is a Gateway Drug
So, does marijuana use lead to use of stronger illegal drugs? The gateway theory seems reasonable enough at first. Most people who take hard drugs start with soft ones. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that among people who have tried illicit drugs, about two-thirds began with marijuana. Hardly anyone jumps straight in Read more »
It’s Time to Stop Coddling Pot Smokers
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in how the public views marijuana use, and most of that is simply because we’ve coddled pot smokers. We’ve allowed them to rant and rave, fueled on nothing but emotion, peddling their pro-drug propaganda without being challenged. As a result, we’ve seen marijuana legalization sweep Read more »
Ever Wondered about Meth?
If so, MethProject.org answers the most common questions about meth and provides answers in a very slick and engaging interactive site. The site and the organization are dedicated to stopping people from trying meth, even just once. That is because meth is one of the most addictive substances in the world. It creates a powerful high Read more »