• The Different Relationships Between Schizophrenia And Both Nicotine And Cannabis Addiction

    The Different Relationships Between Schizophrenia And Both Nicotine And Cannabis Addiction

    Addiction Disorders

    Mental Health Disorders

    The link between mental health and drug addiction disorders has a strong correlation. There are reports of drug users developing mental health issues as the result of ongoing abuse, such as paranoia and other psychoses. There are concerns that drug abuse can increase a user’s vulnerability to mental disorders.

    Furthermore, the treatment of drug disorders could lessen the effects of the mental illness. One area where this theory has been quite significantly tested is with cannabis and related cannabinoid substances. The links between cannabinoids and psychosis also lead to an interesting discussion about nicotine/tobacco use and psychosis.

    Cannabis Drug Addiction And Mental Health Disorders

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    Cannabis is a substance gaining popularity in the US as both an illegal and recreational drug. … Read More

  • Psychosis Risk In Migrants Puts Pressure On Struggling European Mental Health Provisions

    Psychosis Risk In Migrants Puts Pressure On Struggling European Mental Health Provisions

    Addiction Disorders

    Drug Abuse In Europe

    Mental health care is currently viewed as one of the biggest challenges facing modern day Europe. Despite some changes in attitudes to mental health, treatment, and social care fall behind expectations. The industry is struggling to keep up with a growing population of mentally ill patients.

    Experts currently believe that as many as 165 million Europeans, 38% of the population, have some form of mental disorder. This could be through drug addiction – illegal or prescribed – workplace stress or other triggers. The four biggest disabling illnesses in Europe right now are dementia, depression, alcohol dependence and stroke. The problem is that only around a third are receiving the help they need.

    Mental illness, through drug abuse, social psychiatric issues and … Read More

  • The Link Between Cannabinoid Drug Addiction And Psychotic Disorders

    The Link Between Cannabinoid Drug Addiction And Psychotic Disorders

    Addiction Disorders

     Drug Addiction

    With 5 million daily users, cannabis is the most common illicit drug across the world with ~5 million daily users worldwide. It is the second most popular substance in America after alcohol. In 2014, there were 18.1 million users in the U.S, a rise from 14.5 million in 2007. It was also the most popular illegal drug with those aged 12–17 years.

    In 2014, there was a study on the association between cannabis and psychosis that raised concerns over cannabinoids and addiction disorders. This study looked at the prevalence and impact of cannabis and Spice on the US population, before publishing its recommendations.

    The Study Also Looked Into The Factors That Might Exaggerate Any Link Between Cannabinoids, Addiction Disorders, And Mental Illness

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    Social … Read More

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