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Drugged Driving

Drugged driving is considered driving a vehicle while being under the influence of illegal or legal substances. Illegal substances include cocaine, heroin, marijuana, hallucinogens, methamphetamine, or inhalants. Legal substances include prescription medications and alcohol. It is risky behavior that puts everyone on the roadways in danger: the driver, their passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. It…

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Anxiety in Childhood May Lead to Alcohol Use Disorders Later in Life

Evidence from a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information suggests that anxiety during childhood leads to subsequent alcohol use disorders, such as alcoholism or alcohol dependence. Alcoholism is the inability to control one’s drinking due to physical and emotional reliance upon it. Childhood anxiety is positively associated with the development of alcoholism…

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Teens Misusing Prescription Drugs: Where Are They Getting Them, and What Are the Risks?

A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), reports that one out of ten high school students misuse prescription drugs. Of those students, almost half of them said that they used multiple supply sources to obtain prescription drugs. Furthermore, three out of four of those students receiving prescription drugs from various supply…