Drinking expenditure higher amongst educated individuals

Drinking expenditure higher amongst educated individuals

Alcohol consumption is ingrained intricately in the American culture. People with upper socio-economic status have greater economic power and thus, can buy alcohol as and when they please. However, there is a rising awareness amongst the masses about their intake of alcohol. Nevertheless, this smartness seems to be amiss amongst the educated strata of the American society. Emerging data has suggested that people who are highly educated, especially the ones possessing college degrees tend to spend excessively on buying alcohol, compared to those unable to complete high school. Continue reading

Bug spray abuse on the rise; incidents of overdose being reported in West Virginia

Bug spray abuse on the rise; incidents of overdose being reported in West Virginia

A new kind of menace has gripped Boone County, West Virginia. According to local news channel WCHS, quite a few people in the country have overdosed on a wasp repellent, used as a substitute for methamphetamine. Local police authorities have reported an increase in the use of the spray in order to attain a meth-like high, but for a much cheaper price.

Identified as one of the recent drug trends in the country, authorities have named it “wasping.” According to a 2018 report, wasping is a practice that involves the abuse of ingredients used in insect killers to get a kick. The substance could be injected or inhaled by crystallizing the spray on hot metal sheets. Continue reading