Can medicinal marijuana lead to fewer opioid overdose deaths?
Repeated calls for the legalization of marijuana are being raised in the country from time to time. Currently 33 states and the District of Colombia (DC) have legalized the use of medical marijuana, and 10 of these states have legalized the use of cannabis for recreational use also. One of the most notable argument supporting…Read more
Individual state alcohol policies may reduce drunk driving and aggression-related harms
Apart from the physical and psychological effects of alcohol, there are other high risk behaviors associated with alcoholism. Drunk driving and alcohol-induced violence and aggression claimed the top 2 spots in this list. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), out of 36,560 deaths due to traffic accidents in 2018, 10,511 were due…Read more
Increased number of kids entering foster care because of parental substance abuse
Substance abuse is a significant public health concern in the U.S., irrespective of the age or social stature of people. Unfortunately, millions of children in American households live with parents or caregivers who are addicted to alcohol or drugs, or are involved in the cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution of illicit substances. Kids growing up in…Read more
Health movement leading to lower alcohol consumption: How are the companies coping?
According to the latest trends, more and more Americans are becoming health conscious. People nowadays are following different exercise routines like Yoga, Zumba etc. along with the traditional forms of exercise and are becoming more conscious about the kind of food they consume. This era of fitness and health consciousness has given birth to a new generation of people who want to either reduce or even stop…Read more