Hair sampling by NYU discovers unintended use of bath salts

Hair sampling by NYU discovers unintended use of bath salts

Ecstasy – also known as molly or MDMA – is a synthetic, psychoactive drug which acts in the brain like a stimulant that presents a high abuse and addiction liability. It is most often mixed with other psychoactive substances, including bath salts that are often found to mimic the effects of traditional illegal drugs. Bath salts, which are known to be more addictive than methamphetamine, can drive the young abusers to aggressive behavior. Continue reading

Young adults beware, binge drinking can up the risk of high BP: Study

Young adults beware, binge drinking can up the risk of high BP: Study

The entire United States is grappling with the problem of substance abuse, be it prescription drug misuse, alcoholism or some other drug addiction. Binge drinking has become a big problem with the nation’s youth. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 8.7 million people aged 12-20 reported consuming alcohol in the past month in the U.S. A recent study has warned that young adults who indulge in binge drinking face a greater risk of suffering from high blood pressure as compared to occasional drinkers. Continue reading