A growing drug trend has surfaced in the U.S. which supports the use of an organic drug called kratom. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, kratom is the term for the tropical tree (Mitragyna speciosa) . This tree is native to Southeast Asia.
Just when you think the world could not get more crazy… One of the latest disturbing trends popping up around the country involves people using Pyrethroids to get high.
It’s easy to make mistakes in addressing a problem that is so disheartening and emotionally upsetting as drug and alcohol abuse is. From a one-on-one, familial level all the way up to a nationwide level, mistakes are understood and expected.
When faced with an addiction within the family, the family members and loved ones of an addict suffer under these circumstances almost just as badly as the addict does. In some scenarios, the family members suffer even more than the addict does. This is a big problem, and we make the mistake of frequently forgetting the effect that drug abuse has on the loved ones of addicts.
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.
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.
One of the biggest struggles our country currently faces is the sweeping drug and alcohol addiction epidemic. As cataclysmic events go, this one has been relatively underreported by the media. That is concerning in its own right.
The subject of marijuana legality and its value or lack thereof has been a constantly and heatedly debated topic in the U.S. The “marijuana issue” has been under contention and argument for over a decade, with arguments for and against it being lobbed back and forth on community, state, and federal levels alike.
The deceptive, or problematic part of the Borrachero tree, which blooms with deceptively beautiful white and yellow flowers is that it produces a drug so hazardous that the drug eliminates free will and can wipe the memory of its victims. The drug is called scopolamine, however, it’s earned a nickname from its victims, “Devils Breath”.
Here we have a very interesting and controversial topic, a new idea that came about as a result of the FDA and CDC asking pharmaceutical giants to increase their efforts in reducing overdose deaths by having them make drugs that were less likely to cause such deaths.