• The Different Relationships Between Schizophrenia And Nicotine & Cannabis Addiction

    The Different Relationships Between Schizophrenia And Nicotine & 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 psychosis. 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.… 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 other … 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 in 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 among 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

    Social … Read More

  • Key Government Alerts On The Synthetic Drugs K2 And Pink

    Key Government Alerts On The Synthetic Drugs K2 And Pink

    Drug Addiction

    Synthetic Drugs – K2 And Pink

    Synthetic drugs are a big problem in the US, and around the world more generally. The accessibility of these “legal highs” means that users aren’t always aware of the dangers posed. It also means that the market can become flooded with unregulated products.

    This ever-changing landscape means that government agencies are continually posting alerts on emerging trends to keep users safe. Two of the most important in 2016 refer to K2, one of the most well-known drugs, and a newer substance called Pink.

    New York City has set out the new warning on K2 after a series of hospitalizations. Meanwhile, the DEA has placed a temporary ban on Pink over drug abuse.… Read More

  • The Alarming Rise Of Crystal Meth In Germany

    The Alarming Rise Of Crystal Meth In Germany

    Drug Addiction

    Drug Addiction Of Crystal Meth In Europe

    The use of crystal meth is on the rise in Europe. What was once an underground drug, limited to a niche market, has become more popular and accessible. This is especially true in Germany where cheaply produced meth from the Czech Republic is flooding the market, even online.

    It is now the most popular synthetic drug here, more than club drugs like cocaine and MDMA. The market is surprising, and there are major concerns over implications for this drug addiction on health and treatment options. Drug testing procedures, treatment, and education are important.

    Who Are The Victims Of This New Trend In Drug Addiction?

    Crystal Meth Drug Addiction Procedures

    It is not the club scene and youth market of Germany that is turning … Read More

  • What Are Psychotic Breaks Due To Synthetic Drugs

    What Are Psychotic Breaks Due To Synthetic Drugs

    Drug Addiction

    Synthetic Drugs

    Psychotic breaks are a devastating, dangerous part of mental health disorders. Many people are dealing with the severe mental illness that won’t tip over into breaking point. However, the issues of medication, social situations, stress and drug addiction can all play their part.

    Many of us see these psychotic episodes as a brief moment of insanity that comes from nowhere. This is far from the truth. These episodes build over time due to secondary influences, genetics, and brain chemistry. The rise of synthetic drugs is only making the situation worse.

    To Better Understand The Link Between Synthetic Drugs And Psychotic Breaks, We Need To Understand What A Break Is

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    A moment of psychosis, or a psychotic episode, is a period where the patient … Read More

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