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Category: Addiction/Alcohol

Opioids More Likely To Kill Americans Than Car Crashes — peoples trust toronto

The National Safety Council has reported that Americans are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than car crashes for the first time. As Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, the overall rate of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. increased by 9.6 percent…

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The 17 Most Dangerous Airports In The World And Why You Must Experience Them – Jim Dobson

I found myself gripping the armrest as my plane attempted a landing in Africa on a remote sandy airstrip, the landing was called off and we needed to circle around several times in order to scare off several resilient giraffes that were occupying the…

How Bad Are the Effects of Alcohol and Binge Drinking When You’re Young – Lauren Mazzo

You may have been the Mike’s-Hard-Lemonade-in-high-school type. Or the Bud-Light-from-a-keg-in-college type. Or the unlimited-mimosas-at-Sunday-brunch type. But chances are, at some point during your teen and young adult years, you downed a hefty amount of alcohol. While life is most certainly about #balance, unfortunately, no…

The Global Gender Gap In Alcohol-Related Deaths Infographic – Niall McCarthy

A major new global study published in The Lancet has found that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. The research looked at levels of alcohol use and its health effects across 195 countries between 1990 and 2016. It found that even an occasional…

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts NearConstant Cannabis Use, As Legalization Forges Ahead – Annie Lowrey

The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for fun, for health. “Shop. It’s legal.” “Hello marijuana, goodbye hangover.” “It’s not a trigger,” he…

Parental Debate: Should Your Kid Have a Cellphone in School – Edward C. Baig

Lawmakers in France recently passed a ban on the use of smartphones in schools, impacting students in their early to midteens. In U.S. school districts where digital device policies are all over the map, parents and teachers are divided on how to curb or permit…

What Is Alcohol Addiction & Why Makes Us Drunk?

As Homer once said, this infamous molecule is both “the cause of, and the solution to, all of life’s problems”. OK, it was Homer Simpson who said that rather than the classical bard, but it’s no less true or profound for that. Sometimes, the…

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