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5 Infamous Drug Lords

You’re wrong if you think that it’s only the likes of Bill Gates, Carlos Slim and other successful businessmen who own great wealth. There are people in this world who’ve made enormous amount of money the wrong way! These people resorted to illegal activities and trades and managed to amass great fortunes. Drug trafficking is one of the ways through which these people gained large sums of money. There are many so-called ‘drug lords’ who reign supreme in the world of drug trafficking. Now, it must be stated at the onset that the objective of this post is not to glamorize these people. In fact, it must be emphasized that they have caused serious damage to the health of our nation and society. Drug trafficking is an illegal but a lucrative business. Attracted by the possibility to earn large sums of money, many people around the world have indulged in drug trafficking. Let’s take a look at 5 ‘drug lords’ who’ve caused immense damage to this world. Amado Carrillo Fuentes One of the most powerful Mexican drug lords in the recent history. With a net worth of $25 billion, he was one of the richest too. He died in 1997 while undergoing plastic surgery to change his appearance. Joaquin Guzman Loera Considered one of the world’s powerful drug trafficker with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He is...

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Making Alcohol Rehab Facilities Easily Available to Young People

Being the most commonly abused drug among youth, alcohol poses a grave health threat in the US. Even though the legal drinking age in the US is 21, many young people (well below that age) continue to consume alcohol without realizing the harmful effects of alcohol consumption on their body and mind. It is estimated that around 10 million young people between ages of 12 and 20 have consumed alcohol illegally. As per the data available on the official website of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol causes around 4,700 annual deaths among underage youth. In addition to highlighting the fact that certain substantial measures are required to curb underage drinking, these figures also emphasize the importance of providing alcohol rehab facilities to people. Below, we’ve presented some information on underage drinking in the US and why it is detrimental for the health of the youth and nation. How prevalent is Underage Drinking? If the surveys conducted by many reputed organizations are to be believed, underage drinking is widespread. As per the findings of a Youth Risk Behavior Survey posted on the CDC website, around 39% of underage people have consumed some amount of alcohol. It has also been found that almost 20% of underage people have indulged in binge drinking. Considering the serious health effects of alcohol abuse, these are very worrisome figures. The figures are...

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Non 12 Step Program: An effective way to overcome drug and alcohol addiction

There is no denying the fact that 12 step programs have helped countless people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. They may prove to be quite effective when it comes to helping a patient overcome drug addiction. However, it is equally true that a 12 step approach may not work for everyone. Even though, it is difficult for researchers to collect accurate data due to anonymous nature of 12 step organizations but there are many studies that show only a moderate success rate of such programs. Due to limitations and low success rate of 12 step programs, a new school of thought has emerged in the past few years. Non 12 step programs have gained widespread acceptance and popularity. A non 12 step approach has proved to be highly effective when it comes to helping a patient overcome drug and alcohol addiction. These programs have helped countless people all over the world and have helped them lead a normal and healthy life once again. So what exactly are non 12 step programs and how can they prove to be beneficial for a person trying to overcome drug or alcohol addiction? What are non 12 step programs? At the core of non 12 step programs is the fact that proper medical treatment is required to treat chronic addictions. Just like other medical conditions, drug and alcohol addiction requires uniform and...

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TMS Therapy and Depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects more than 250 million people all over the world. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders that affect people of all age groups in all countries. Depression is defined as a persistent feeling of sadness that interferes with your daily life. It is characterized by low self-worth, feelings of guilt and loss of interest in everyday activities. There is a wide range of prescriptive medicines available in the market that may prove to be helpful when it comes to helping a patient cope with depression. However, they are not always effective. In one of the studies conducted by Robert J. DeRubeis, a University of Pennsylvania psychology professor, it was found that antidepressant medication provided little or no benefit to people suffering from mild or moderate depression. In another study it was found that only 44% of people who received antidepressant treatment got adequate relief. Furthermore, there are many side effects that may play havoc with the day-to-day life of a person. This is not to say that antidepressant medications are not effective. In fact, they work very well for some patients and provide adequate relief. However, it’s important to understand that there are other treatment options available that can be very effective when it comes to overcoming depression. TMS therapy is one such treatment option that has gained...

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Opiate Treatment: Helping Patients Overcome Opiate Addiction

In medical terms, opiates are a group of narcotics that are used to relieve pain. Morphine, heroin and other opiates are widely used in the manufacturing of painkillers. Drugs containing natural or synthetic opium can only be purchased with a medical prescription. However, opiates also have high potential for abuse. Tens of thousands of people across the world purchase opiates from illegal sources. In the US alone, there are over one million opiate addicts. Opium, morphine, codeine and heroin can be dangerously addictive. When used over a prolonged period of time, opiates can lead to major physical and psychological addiction. Professional opiate treatment often is necessary when it comes to helping a person overcome opiate addiction. With advancements in medical science, new and improved drug treatments have been made available that can make it easier for a person to successfully get rid of his or her opium addiction. There are many rehabilitation centers in the US that are engaged in providing effective opiate treatment to people.   Let’s take a look at a few drug treatment methods used to treat opiate addiction Detoxification While this is not a method, detoxification is the first step in treating opiate addiction. The process of detoxification involves a controlled withdrawal of the drug under medical supervision. It is a way of cleansing the internal system and the body. Anxiety, vomiting, diarrhea and tremors are...

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