Addiction

6 Out of 100 Teens Used a Prescription For a Mental Health Issue Last Month – 9% diagnosed with ADHD!

Approximately 6% of US teens report psychotropic medication use, which is to say drugs for some mental health issue. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), investigators led by Bruce Jonas, PhD, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), found that among US noninstitutionalized …

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Krokodil – The recreational drug that eats you.

(CNN) — A flesh-eating drug that turns people into zombie-likecreatures seems to have made its way to the United States. This extremely addictive injectable opioid is called krokodil (pronounced like crocodile) or desomorphine. It’s so named in part because users report black or green scaly skin as a side effect. This weekend five people were hospitalized in the Chicago …

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Marijuana – It’s Not Your Mother’s MaryJane

This November, Californians vote on legalizing marijuana.  Marijuana today is three times stronger than it was 30 years ago, on average.  Some varieties are ten times stronger. The increased potency is from selective breeding and new cultivation techniques (1). —— Younger smokers tend to inhale more deeply than older users. This is associated with increased …

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DSM-V Catches up on “too much sex”, Kinky Sex, and Gender Issues.

What is DSM-V? “DSM” is short for “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.  It is the manual used to define mental disorders.  DSM is widely used by insurance companies, government agencies, the judicial system, and the mental health professionals.  DSM is produced by the American Psychiatric Association. The field is currently using the revised  fourth edition …

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