Gasoline is a liquid refined from crude oil that contains more than 500 chemical compounds. In terms of its potential for intentional abuse, it belongs to a varied group of substances known collectively as inhalants. People abuse inhalants in order to gain access to cheap “highs” that are commonly available within the limits of existing [...]
Some people can have fun making a neighborly bet on the outcome of the Super Bowl, but for others gambling is habitual and even compulsive. The compulsion to gamble is often driven, as with so many other addictions, by the desire to fill an emotional hole. Chronic gamblers may be able to hide their problem [...]
In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. In mental health, the same is true. According to a Perth-based study, new evidence suggests that where you live can have an impact on your risk of consuming large amounts of alcohol and developing mental health issues. According to a recent Science Network article, the greater [...]
I recently boarded a flight on a well-known airline and was dismayed to discover that they do not yet offer in-flight domestic Wi-Fi. What? How can that possibly be? It’s 2013. ` I’ve been flying with access to the internet for at least three years now. Some airlines are even beginning to offer Wi-Fi access on transatlantic [...]
There are a number of substances being sold and consumed in the club drug scene that are relatively unfamiliar to the general public. Included on this roster of the unknown is a drug called ketamine, an anesthetic commonly used on both animals and humans during surgical procedures. First synthesized in the 1960s, ketamine made its [...]
Recreational drug use is a hot topic these days. One of the most controversial of all drugs is slowly becoming more and more acceptable. Marijuana is legal for medical use in most states and legal for recreation in two. With this growing legal acceptance comes the assumption that marijuana must be safe to use. There [...]
Almost everyone agrees that underage drinking is a real cause for concern. So anxious to make the transition to adulthood that they are willing to defy the warnings of parents and other authority figures, and unable to resist the persuasive power of relentless peer pressure, teens and young adults frequently attempt to demonstrate their maturity [...]
Process addiction is an unofficial term sometimes used to describe addictions that form around certain common behaviors or activities, such as shopping, having sex, eating, watching pornography, gambling or playing video games. On the surface, these types of addictions seem like psychological problems that differ significantly from substance addiction, which occurs when alcohol and/or a [...]
People turn to alcohol and drugs for many different reasons. Some want to experience the high that these substances deliver, while others consume to escape uncomfortable emotions or situations.
The name is catchy and marketable, but the product behind the name could be dangerous.