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Drug and alcohol abuse linked to increased suicide risk among veterans, says study
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Although illicit drug use is lower among members of the armed forces in the United States, alcohol and prescription drug abuse is much more prevalent and on the rise. In addition to substance abuse, another problem plaguing the U.S. military is the increase in suicide among veterans. As per the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) […]


World Bipolar Day: Link between bipolar disorder and suicidal tendencies in young people
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World Bipolar Day is observed each year on March 30 with a goal to spread awareness about the illness and eliminate the social stigma surrounding it. An initiative of three global organizations –– the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder, the International Bipolar Foundation and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders –– this date is chosen […]


Coast Guard seizes cocaine worth $420 million along the coasts of Central and South America
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America is still a central battleground for drug trafficking, post the famous war on drugs initiated 40 years ago by the then President Richard Nixon. Today, drug trafficking has emerged as a billion dollar industry, with drugs such as heroin, cocaine, hallucinogens and marijuana, etc., getting in and out of the country, even under the […]


Multiple Caribbean countries branded as drug transit destinations
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The United States and Mexico have been trying hard to weed out drug cartels for the last couple of years. As a result, these cartels are now exploring new routes for drug smuggling. There has been a tremendous upsurge in the trafficking of cocaine and other illegal drugs through the Caribbean, especially due to the […]


Two key ways people get addicted to prescription opioids
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Opioid abuse continues to be a serious public health issue in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of overdose deaths involving prescription opioids – drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and methadone — has more than quadrupled since 1999. The CDC data shows that majority of drug […]


Bill proposed to fund University of Florida’s medical marijuana research
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While much has been said about the regulation of medical marijuana, its health consequences are still not clear due to little research on the medicinal qualities of cannabis. Now, a Florida lawmaker has proposed a bill under which the University of Florida (UF) would get financial aid to study the effectiveness of medical marijuana. The […]


New bills proposed in Florida to help first responders with PTSD
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops in some individuals who have experienced a shocking or dangerous event. People with PTSD may feel frightened or stressed. According to the National Center for PTSD, about 8 million American adults experience PTSD during a given year. Though PTSD may happen to anyone who has […]


Untreated mental illness rampant in Florida
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In 2014, Mark Dalton (name changed) had a dispute with a law firm after it quit working on his case related to Social Security benefits and did not return his money. Angry and frustrated, the 48-year-old Orlando resident called 211, the federal crisis helpline, and told them that he wanted to “shoot up” the firm. […]


Curbing those negative thoughts may help reduce depression
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While one cannot completely control his or her thoughts, learning how to respond to them better can help beat depression says a new study. According to the study, learning to stop repetitive brooding over problems can lift people out of depression. The research, carried out by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), proved […]


Florida considering stricter laws for medical marijuana
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The Florida legislature passed the Amendment 2 on Jan. 3, 2017 –– approved by 71 percent of voters in November 2016 –– making medical marijuana available to patients suffering from devastating illnesses such as AIDS, cancer, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy, among others. It will allow licensed physicians to prescribe medical marijuana to those suffering […]


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