In 2015, the average, American life expectancy dropped. This was the first time the life expectancy went down since 1993. In 2016, it dropped again . This was the first time the U.S. average life expectancy dropped for two years in a row since 1965.
To understand the drug problem our nation is faced with, one has to be ready and willing to face some facts that might be most unpleasant. But facing the truth about drugs and the truth about 21st-century drug addiction is something we all must do if we are going to get a handle on this problem.
An area of drug abuse that needs to be talked about more is teen prescription drug abuse. Research shows that teens and young people, in general, are abusing prescription drugs with growing prevalence, and that is something to be worried about.
Changes in the U.S. every year aren’t uncommon, that’s just a natural part of the constantly changing aspect of life. Unfortunately, not all changes are good ones. One change the U.S. has experienced recently has been that of a significant, ongoing dip in overall, American life expectancy.
The drug addiction “scene” in the United States has changed much since the turn of the century. While drug crime of the twentieth century always involved back-alley dealings, gangs, trafficking cartels, and an all-out war against all of the above, drug abuse and drug crime of today wears a different face.
With how common drug abuse is in the 21st century, there are many concerns and many “side effect” problems on a national level that come about from drug abuse and rampant addiction.
There is a debacle with dual diagnosis , every medical expert’s and psychiatrist’s favorite term in discussing an addict’s “problems.” But the problem is, most experts cannot even fully define dual diagnosis.
While most people know that drug and alcohol addiction is risky to one’s health, most don’t know the gruesome details as to exactly how damaging drug use and alcoholism are to one’s health. When people abuse drugs and alcohol, they shave hours, days, even years off their overall lifespan.
Teenagers who fall prey to drug and alcohol problems have a particularly terrible affliction, terrorized by an addiction habit that could fully consume them before they even reach adulthood. Teens are more likely to take risks as a result of substance abuse.
Let’s talk about heroin and the effect that this powerful narcotic has on the brain of a user. According to new research, long-term heroin use actually changes how genes are activated in the brain…