• E-Cigarettes Use Causing Nicotine Poisoning and Seizures

    E-Cigarettes Use Causing Nicotine Poisoning and Seizures

    Drug Addiction

    The FDA has become aware that several people using e-cigarettes have experienced migraines, with the majority of reports coming from students or young adult users.  Convulsions or seizures are known as possible health impacts of nicotine toxicity and have been listed in the scientific research about intended or involuntary swallowing of e-liquid.

    But a current uptick in the voluntary statements of unfavorable experiences with tobacco products which mentioned seizures occurring with e-cigarette usage (e.g. vaping) indicates a potential emerging health issue.… 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.… 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.… Read More

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