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Short and Long Term Dangers of Abusing Bath Salts

Short and Long Term Dangers of Abusing Bath Salts

The dangers of abusing bath salts are equally as serious as the risks presented by many other illegal drugs on the streets today.  Bath salts are a psychoactive substance that simulates the effects of other mood-altering drugs such as methamphetamine, ecstasy, or cocaine.  The product is synthetically […]

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Using Bath Salts?

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Using Bath Salts?

Bath salts are a new synthetic drug derived from the khat plant that is found in East Africa.  Public health officials classify this drug as an NPS (new psychoactive substance).  This drug, known as cathinone, is unregulated and designed to mimic the effects of illegal drugs such […]

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Indiana Heroin HIV Outbreak

Indiana Heroin HIV Outbreak

Scott County, which is located in Indiana, has experienced a huge increase in the number of HIV cases. According to health officials, 142 HIV cases have been confirmed in Scott County this year. All of these HIV cases have been linked to intravenous drug use. Only three […]

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Seniors and Rx Med Abuse

Seniors and Rx Med Abuse

While you may not think of the elderly as a high risk group for drug abuse, the fact is that abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise for adults older than age 65. Part of the reason? This group takes more prescription medications than any other […]

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The Growing Problem with Teenage Substance Abuse

The Growing Problem with Teenage Substance Abuse

There are many different risk factors that can potentially make a person an addict, but the biggest one is when a person is in their teens. Young people are more prone to addiction than any other age group because they lack the brain development to drink or […]

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