Drug Use and Schizophrenia

Drug Use and Schizophrenia

As with many other mental health disorders, a history of drug abuse and addiction runs rampant among people who suffer from schizophrenia. Because of this, it makes sense that drug abuse could also be linked to this condition. In fact, some research suggests that a history of drug abuse could even trigger an episode of…

Substance Addiction in Russia

Substance Addiction in Russia

Substance abuse and addiction in Russia has been on the rise. The rate of drug abuse, addiction, and drug-related mortality has risen dramatically in Russia since the turn of the millennium. Drug-related mortality rates in Russia are three times as high as the rate in the United Kingdom. Russia is facing an epidemic of substance…

Dangers of Whippets

Dangers of Whippets

Whippets (also commonly referred to as whippits or whip-its) have been around for a long time but often do not receive the same attention as other forms of substance abuse. Whippets are a way of abusing the substance nitrous oxide. When people think of whippets, they often think of aerosol cans of whipped cream and…

What Is Drug Abuse Relapse?

What Is Drug Abuse Relapse?

In general terms, relapse is defined as the worsening of a person’s state of health after a period of improvement. This generally refers to someone with a medical condition. Drug abuse relapse, generally also referred to simply as “relapse,” refers to a person beginning to drink or use drugs again after a period of intentional…