Can Marijuana Use Damage The Brain?

Marijuana laws are a hot topic in many states that are considering whether to decriminalize the use of the drug or legalize it for medical purposes. However, some public health officials have come forward recently to discuss just how dangerous marijuana can be to the brains of young people or those with a predisposition to […]
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How Dangerous Is Marijuana?

In recent times, states such as Michigan have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Many people believe marijuana is a “natural” drug and therefore not nearly as dangerous as cocaine or heroin. However, there are some significant physical and psychological risks associated with marijuana use. While most people know smoking crack dramatically increases someone’s risk of […]
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Who Is At Risk For Problems Arising From Alcohol Consumption?

Responsible use of alcohol is legal for Americans over the age of 21. Other countries such as Canada have a drinking age of 19 or even younger. However, certain populations of people are much more likely to experience health problems arising from even moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages. About 40 percent of people over the […]
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Facts About Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug that was once legal. The drug can be snorted, smoked, or injected from its powder form or from a man-made “rock” called crack. While most cocaine abusers are between the ages of 18 and 25, many older people abuse the drug. Most cocaine users are addicted to the substance […]
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Do All Overweight People Have Metabolic Problems?

Metabolism, or your metabolic rate, is how quickly your body burns calories through the energy it expends each day through basic activities such as sitting, breathing, walking, eating and sleeping. You may believe that lean people have a fast metabolism and that overweight people have a slow metabolism but this is a myth, notes the […]
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