According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a total of 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. When thinking about this staggering number, we wondered if our neighbors across the pond in Europe fared any better. We looked at the most recent data from […]
Drug use in America is on the rise and the latest estimate from the 2017 National Drug Use And Health survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that 30.6 million Americans aged 12 or older have used an illicit drug in the past month.
Is Your Profession More Likely to Struggle With Drug Abuse?
Studies have shown that a staggering number of working professionals struggle with drug and alcohol addiction in the United States. Illicit drug use, heavy alcohol consumption, and substance use disorder plague the American workforce across all industries, in both blue and white collar professions.
Mandatory drug testing for employees has been a hotly contested issue for many years. While some say it is costly, archaic, and misguided, others believe drug testing should be a welcome practice, citing fewer workplace accidents coupled with increased financial benefits for the employer. While substance misuse is understood to have a negative effect on […]
In 2016, the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. rose to nearly 64,000 people, a 21 percent increase over 2015 and an all-time high. Roughly 2 in 3 of those deaths were attributed to opioids. The heart of America’s opioid crisis isn’t just rooted in the people who use drugs – but also […]
Whether you call the Big Easy home or happen to find yourself just passing through, there’s no celebration quite like Carnival or Mardi Gras season in New Orleans. Being more than just a single day, Mardi Gras starts on Jan. 6 every year and culminates in the grand finale, Fat Tuesday, just before Ash Wednesday […]
In 2017, the public conversation around America’s use and abuse of substances focused squarely on the opioid crisis, an ever-deepening disaster that claims 91 lives each day. But beyond this justified public outcry, an older and more subtle foe has also made its deadly force clear: alcohol. According to recent epidemiological research, rates of alcohol […]
Despite a continued effort among many nations to crack down on drug trafficking, the misuse of illicit drugs continues at an alarming rate. This is especially true of opioids. According to the CDC, the U.S. saw a 137% increase in drug overdose-related deaths between 2000 and 2014. This increase in drug use is paralleled by […]
In this article we take a closer look at black outs and hangovers due to alcohol consumption. How many of us regularly black out after a night out and do we perceive black outs and hangovers as a sign of a good or bad night?
Stomach-churning nausea, shaky hands, a pounding headache and cotton-dry mouth – there’s nothing quite like waking up to a hangover to make you wish you’d stuck to soda or stopped after one drink. All you can do is go back to bed or try your go-to remedy – maybe a greasy breakfast, a cup of […]
We surveyed over 1,000 Americans to see just how important alcohol is to them. The majority of people said they would give up going to the movies for a month before they gave up alcohol while only 10% said they would give up their car.
We use social media posts to track the most documented substances at popular music festivals around the world. Some festivals result in more drug mentions than others, with Coachella being one of them.
Facing addiction alone can be a harrowing experience. We gathered first-hand testimonials from individuals who took on detox without medical assistance for an unflinching look at the difficult realities of withdrawal.
Dangerous drug combinations lead to thousands of calls to poison control centers every year. This report charts which substances are involved in the most hotline calls and explores the often fatal consequences of drug cocktails.
We often turn to online forums for “expert” opinion, but are we really finding accurate information? This report breaks down drug-related questions and responses on Yahoo Answers to determine if online forums are a place for reliable answers.