Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the UK

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the UK

Doctors and politicians have warned that addiction to prescription medication is becoming just as much of a problem in the UK as illegal drug use.

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The surprising effects and impact of marijuana

The surprising effects and impact of marijuana

The more common side-effects of smoking marijuana include increased appetite, laughing, scrambled senses and, in some cases, heightened anxiety. But did you know there are some lesser known effects of the drug as well?

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Drug-related deaths at an all-time high

Drug-related deaths at an all-time high

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has released new data which reveals that drug-related deaths are at their highest levels since records began in 1993.

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Cannabis study shows decrease in productivity levels

Cannabis study shows decrease in productivity levels

A new study carried out by University College London (UCL) has found that marijuana use reduces a person’s short-term motivation to work for money.

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The true cost of taking drugs

The true cost of taking drugs
  • Marked increase in young people who have developed depressive and anxiety disorders as a result of drug use
  • 25% of chronic paranoid psychoses is marijuana-induced
  • Young people focus on the short-term physical effects of drugs
  • This is at the expense of understanding the long-term effects of drug use on mental health
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