drug abuse


Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Hispanic teens more likely to abuse drugs, survey finds

By Steven Reinberg, Medical Press (HealthDay)—Hispanic teens are more likely to abuse illegal and legal drugs than their black or white peers, a new report finds. Fifty-four percent of Hispanic teens surveyed said they had used an illicit drug, compared with 45 percent of black teens and 43 percent of white teens. “Hispanic kids in grades nine to

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

1980s Cynicism, Drugs And The DARE Days

I grew up during some really strange times. Like 1989. We had already braced through eight years of Ronald Reagan, and George Bush was getting ready to take the helm. I was in Mr. McLean’s sixth grade...

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Prescription Drug Abuse: A Growing Epidemic

By Expediente Rojo Approximately 15,000 people in the U.S. die every year from perscription drug overdose. In the last 10 years, there’s been a drastic rise in the number of deaths caues by overdosing on doctor prescribed...

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The Top Mental Health Concerns For Latinos In The U.S.

An estimated one fifth of Americans suffer from a mental disorder. There are violent acts that are associated with mental health — rape, toxic substance dependence, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder, domestic violence and child abuse...