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West Virginia Drug Laws

West Virginia Drug Laws

West Virginia ranks in the top ten states for the previous year use of cocaine, previous month use of non-marijuana illicit substances and illicit drug dependence, all for citizens between the ages of 18 and 25.

The number of drug-induced deaths in the state is higher than the national average, with McDowell County ranking as having the fifth highest rate of drug poisoning deaths in the country.

Washington Drug Laws

Washington Drug Laws

In the most recent year on record, Washington ranked as one of the top ten states in a number of different drug-related categories for citizens ages 12 and older. These included past-month use of illicit substances: specifically, past-month use of marijuana, and the non-medical use of prescription pain medications in the past year.

Virginia Drug Laws

Virginia Drug Laws

The percentage of drug abusers in Virginia is moderately less than the national average; only about seven percent of Virginia residents admitted to a past-month use of illegal substances, compared to the national average of about eight percent. Correspondingly, the rate of drug-related deaths in Virginia is also lower than the national average.

Drug Abuse Does Not Necessarily Cause Self-Control Problems

Drug Abuse Does Not Necessarily Cause Self-Control Problems

Making the decision to abuse illicit substances involves a series of actions and reactions in the brain. Often, our impulses encourage us to engage in riskier behavior, or actions that will cause us immediate pleasure despite long-term negative repercussions.

From Sober Dating To Sober Cruises: How To Get In The Sober Loop

From Sober Dating To Sober Cruises: How To Get In The Sober Loop

Many people in addiction recovery have natural social anxiety when trying to meet new friends, which can also magnify typical dating anxiety.

Cruises and dating may not be the most conventional roads to long-term sobriety, but the newest trends in recovery are leaning toward more recreational, social events that promote connections between newly sober individuals, and perpetuate a clean and encouraging environment.

The Relationship Between Anorexia And Osteoporosis

The Relationship Between Anorexia And Osteoporosis

Research has revealed that there is a direct relationship between anorexia nervosa and osteoporosis. Because anorexia is most prevalent among adolescent girls, the possibility of developing osteoporosis as a result of anorexia is drastically heightened in this group.

How The Brain Responds To Internet Addiction

How The Brain Responds To Internet Addiction

Many of us feel that we use the Internet too much, but some individuals may be at risk of developing an addiction. A new study unveils the possible physical changes in the brain caused by this dependency.

Drunkorexia: Saving Calories For Alcohol Can Lead To An Eating Disorder

Drunkorexia: Saving Calories For Alcohol Can Lead To An Eating Disorder

Drunkorexia—the combination of disordered eating and heavy drinking—is a common practice on college campuses. But many students do not realize that skipping meals to binge drink can have dangerous consequences in the short term and lead to full-scale eating disorders in the future.

Sharp Decrease In Hospitalizations For Eating Disorders: What Does It Mean?

Sharp Decrease In Hospitalizations For Eating Disorders: What Does It Mean?

In 1999, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), began tracking the number of hospitalizations due to eating disorders.

Doctors Want Prescribing Guidelines For Painkillers To Be Stricter

Doctors Want Prescribing Guidelines For Painkillers To Be Stricter

Next to alcohol, tobacco and marijuana, prescription painkillers are one of the most commonly abused substances in the United States. With frequently criticized lax prescription standards, many professionals and researchers believe the problem could be most effectively controlled before the drugs are prescribed.

A new petition from a group of physicians is aiming to improve Food And Drug Administration (FDA) standards and outline new regulations for prescribing these painkillers.

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