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Effects of Drug Abuse Effects of Drug Abuse

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From the article on a Healthy Place "Drug abuse is the increasing desire to obtain and use increasing amounts of one or more substances to ...

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0 Article-Article jplist-topic-Drug-Abuse jplist-topic-Health 0 297701 297701 From the article on a Healthy Place "Drug abuse is the increasing desire to obtain and use increasing amounts of one or more substances to the exclusion of everything else. Drug abuse affects the body and mind of the user and often many of those around him or her. One specific effect of drug abuse is the creation of physical drug dependence; however, dependence on the drug is not required for drug use to be considered drug abuse. (read: signs of drug abuse)?

Effects of Drug Abuse

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From the article on a Healthy Place "Drug abuse is the increasing desire to obtain and use increasing amounts of one or more substances to the ...

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This is a scientific report from the National Center for Biotechnology Information INTRODUCTION Substance use is a major public health ...

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1 Article-Article jplist-topic-Health-Conditions jplist-topic-Research 0 297702 297702 This is a scientific report from the National Center for Biotechnology Information INTRODUCTION Substance use is a major public health concern that affects every level of society. Individuals, families, communities, and overall government spending is impacted by the use of licit and illicit substances. Recent reports estimated that annual costs in the United States are approximately USD $193 billion for illicit drug use,1 USD $223 billion for excessive alcohol use,2 and USD $193 billion for tobacco use.3 These costs include lost wages and productivity, criminal activity, and healthcare expenses. The economic burden aside, public health efforts can benefit from a better understanding of the impact of substance use disorder (SUD) on physical and mental health. Particularly, examining SUDs and the constellation of associated health and mental health problems throughout the lifespan provides a full picture of how variations in drug use patterns and outcomes shift with age, on which the present article will focus. Read the Full Report

Substance Use and Associated Health Conditions throughout the Lifespan

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This is a scientific report from the National Center for Biotechnology Information INTRODUCTION Substance use is a major public health concern that ...

How drugs affect your body How drugs affect your body

From Better Health, Victoria Canada

From Better Health in Victoria Canada, "Different types of drugs affect your body in different ways, and the effects associated with drugs ...

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2 Article-Article jplist-topic-Better-Health jplist-topic-Drugs-And-Body 0 297703 297703 From Better Health in Victoria Canada, "Different types of drugs affect your body in different ways, and the effects associated with drugs can vary from person to person. How a drug effects an individual is dependent on a variety of factors including body size, general health, the amount and strength of the drug, and whether any other drugs are in the system at the same time. It is important to remember that illegal drugs are not controlled substances, and therefore the quality and strength may differ from one batch to another."

How drugs affect your body

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From Better Health in Victoria Canada, "Different types of drugs affect your body in different ways, and the effects associated with drugs can vary ...

Physiological Effects of Heavy Drinking Physiological Effects of Heavy Drinking

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Physiological Effects of Heavy Drinking

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10 Dangerous Effects of Drugs on the Human Body 10 Dangerous Effects of Drugs on the Human Body

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10 Dangerous Effects of Drugs on the Human Body

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Infographic from National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Drug and Alcohol Use-A Significant Risk Factor for HIV

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Vaping Could Increase Risk of Heart Attacks Vaping Could Increase Risk of Heart Attacks

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Vaping Could Increase Risk of Heart Attacks

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Article from the National Institute of Drug Abuse

From the article by the National Institute of Drug Abuse: "People with addiction often have one or more associated health issues, which ...

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8 Article-Article jplist-topic-Drug-Addiction jplist-topic-Health 0 297704 297704 From the article by the National Institute of Drug Abuse: "People with addiction often have one or more associated health issues, which could include lung or heart disease, stroke, cancer, or mental health conditions. Imaging scans, chest X-rays, and blood tests can show the damaging effects of long term drug use throughout the body."

What are the other health consequences of drug addiction?

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From the article by the National Institute of Drug Abuse: "People with addiction often have one or more associated health issues, which could include ...

Making Lifestyle Changes That Last Making Lifestyle Changes That Last

From the American Psychological Association

From the article by the American Psychological Association: "Lifestyle changes are a process that take time and require support. Once ...

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9 Article-Article jplist-topic-APA jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Lifestyle-Changes 0 297705 297705 From the article by the American Psychological Association: "Lifestyle changes are a process that take time and require support. Once you’re ready to make a change, the difficult part is committing and following through. So do your research and make a plan that will prepare you for success. Careful planning means setting small goals and taking things one step at a time. Here are five tips from the American Psychological Association to help you make lasting, positive lifestyle and behavior changes:"

Making Lifestyle Changes That Last

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From the article by the American Psychological Association: "Lifestyle changes are a process that take time and require support. Once you’re ready ...

Health Consequences of Drug Misuse Health Consequences of Drug Misuse

Provided by the National Institute of Drug Abuse

From the article published in the National Institute of Drug Abuse: "Drug use can have a wide range of short- and long-term, direct and ...

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10 Article-Article jplist-topic-Drug-Misuse jplist-topic-Health 0 297706 297706 From the article published in the National Institute of Drug Abuse: "Drug use can have a wide range of short- and long-term, direct and indirect effects. These effects often depend on the specific drug or drugs used, how they are taken, how much is taken, the person's health, and other factors. Short-term effects can range from changes in appetite, wakefulness, heart rate, blood pressure, and/or mood to heart attack, stroke, psychosis, overdose, and even death. These health effects may occur after just one use.

Health Consequences of Drug Misuse

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From the article published in the National Institute of Drug Abuse: "Drug use can have a wide range of short- and long-term, direct and indirect ...

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Article from the American Heart Association

From the article in the American Heart Association (Heart.org) site: "A study in November showed opioid use may increase the risk of atrial ...

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11 Article-Article jplist-topic-American-Heart-Association jplist-topic-Heart-Health jplist-topic-Meth jplist-topic-opioid 0 297707 297707 From the article in the American Heart Association (Heart.org) site: "A study in November showed opioid use may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation, or AFib, a type of irregular heart rhythm that can lead to a stroke. The study included medical records of more than 857,000 young and middle-age military veterans and showed opioid use increases the likelihood of AFib by 34 percent."

Concerns about heart health amid the opioid, meth epidemic

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From the article in the American Heart Association (Heart.org) site: "A study in November showed opioid use may increase the risk of atrial ...

Illegal Drugs and Heart Disease Illegal Drugs and Heart Disease

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From the article appearing in Heart.org: "Most illegal drugs can have adverse cardiovascular effects, ranging from abnormal heart rate to ...

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12 Article-Article jplist-topic-Heart-Disease jplist-topic-Heart-Disease-And-Drugs jplist-topic-Heart-org 0 297708 297708 From the article appearing in Heart.org: "Most illegal drugs can have adverse cardiovascular effects, ranging from abnormal heart rate to heart attacks. Injecting illegal drugs also can lead to cardiovascular problems, such as collapsed veins and bacterial infections of the blood vessels and heart valves. Many drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and various forms of amphetamine, affect the central nervous system and can alter a user's consciousness."

Illegal Drugs and Heart Disease

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From the article appearing in Heart.org: "Most illegal drugs can have adverse cardiovascular effects, ranging from abnormal heart rate to heart ...

Binge Drinking in Adolescence Causes Lasting.. → Binge Drinking in Adolescence Causes Lasting.. →

Medically Reviewed Article from Medical News

According to Medical News, "Binge drinking in adolescence has been shown to have lasting effects on the wiring of the brain and is ...

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13 Article-Article jplist-topic-Adolescence jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Alcoholism jplist-topic-Binge jplist-topic-Drinking jplist-topic-Health 0 302423 302423 According to Medical News, "Binge drinking in adolescence has been shown to have lasting effects on the wiring of the brain and is associated with increased risk for psychological problems and alcohol use disorder later in life." This article looks at how the brain's amygdala (emotional center) is affected by binge drinking. 

Binge Drinking in Adolescence Causes Lasting Changes in Emotional Center of Brain

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According to Medical News, "Binge drinking in adolescence has been shown to have lasting effects on the wiring of the brain and is associated with ...

What are the Complications of Addiction? What are the Complications of Addiction?

Medically Reviewed Article from Medical News Today by Adam Felman

Adam Felman says, "Addiction is a complicated disease involving an inability to stop taking a substance or carrying out a particularly ...

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14 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Complications jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-suicide 0 302437 302437 Adam Felman says, "Addiction is a complicated disease involving an inability to stop taking a substance or carrying out a particularly damaging behavior. It can lead to a range of adverse psychological, physiological, and personal effects." This article discusses the physical, psychological, and personal complications associated with addiction. 

What are the Complications of Addiction?

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Adam Felman says, "Addiction is a complicated disease involving an inability to stop taking a substance or carrying out a particularly damaging ...

Marijuana: How Can it Affect Your Body? Marijuana: How Can it Affect Your Body?

Government Update from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

According to the CDC, "Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, with 37.6 million users in the past year, and ...

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15 Government-Update-Government-Update jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Body jplist-topic-CDC jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-marijuana jplist-topic-Mental jplist-topic-Phsyical 0 302444 302444 According to the CDC, "Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, with 37.6 million users in the past year, and marijuana use may have a wide range of health effects on the body and brain." The sections in this article show how marijuana use can affect your health. 

Marijuana: How Can it Affect Your Body?

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According to the CDC, "Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, with 37.6 million users in the past year, and marijuana ...

Effects of Illegal Drugs on the Heart Effects of Illegal Drugs on the Heart

Medically Reviewed Article from ACLS Training Center by Amanda Menard, LPN

According to Amanda Menard, "Illegal drug abuse and addiction are very serious problems that can affect people of all ages, ranging from ...

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16 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Heart jplist-topic-Illegal jplist-topic-Overdose 0 302457 302457 According to Amanda Menard, "Illegal drug abuse and addiction are very serious problems that can affect people of all ages, ranging from adults to infants born to mothers who regularly use drugs. Illegal drugs are drugs that are sold, often for recreational purposes, even though they are not legally approved. These are typically dangerous, with many of them causing health problems, including difficulties with the heart." This article looks at how different illegal drugs affect the human heart. 

Effects of Illegal Drugs on the Heart

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According to Amanda Menard, "Illegal drug abuse and addiction are very serious problems that can affect people of all ages, ranging from adults to ...

How Meth Destroys the Body How Meth Destroys the Body

Article from PBS Frontline

According to Frontline, "Meth users report that after taking the drug they experience a sudden "rush" of pleasure or a prolonged sense of ...

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17 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Body jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Meth jplist-topic-methamphetamine 0 302464 302464 According to Frontline, "Meth users report that after taking the drug they experience a sudden "rush" of pleasure or a prolonged sense of euphoria, as well as increased energy, focus, confidence, sexual prowess and feelings of desirability. However, after that first try, users require more and more of the drug to get that feeling again, and maintain it. With repeated use, methamphetamine exacts a toll on the mind and body, robbing users of their physical health and cognitive abilities, their libido and good looks, and their ability to experience pleasure." This article shows how the body reacts to methamphetamine and the consequences of long-term abuse. 

How Meth Destroys the Body

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According to Frontline, "Meth users report that after taking the drug they experience a sudden "rush" of pleasure or a prolonged sense of euphoria, ...

Heroin's Long Term Effects on the Body Heroin's Long Term Effects on the Body

Medically Reviewed Article from Verywell Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T, "The long-term and short-term effects of heroin use wreak havoc on your body. When a user does heroin repeatedly, it ...

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18 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Body jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Effects jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Mental jplist-topic-Physical 0 302864 302864 According to Buddy T, "The long-term and short-term effects of heroin use wreak havoc on your body. When a user does heroin repeatedly, it can cause actual changes in the physical structure and physiology of the brain which can create long-term imbalances in the neuronal and hormonal systems. These changes are difficult to reverse." This article discusses the effects heroin has on the human body and brain. 

Heroin's Long Term Effects on the Body

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According to Buddy T, "The long-term and short-term effects of heroin use wreak havoc on your body. When a user does heroin repeatedly, it can cause ...

What are the Benefits of Alcohol Recovery What are the Benefits of Alcohol Recovery

Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T, "When you quit drinking after years of alcohol abuse, not only will your body begin to reverse the effects of ...

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19 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abuse jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Alcoholism jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-recovery 0 302872 302872 According to Buddy T, "When you quit drinking after years of alcohol abuse, not only will your body begin to reverse the effects of excessive alcohol, you will simply feel better, too." Heavy drinking can take a toll on your physical and mental health, and this article lists the benefits of quitting alcohol and entering recovery from an alcohol use disorder.

What are the Benefits of Alcohol Recovery

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According to Buddy T, "When you quit drinking after years of alcohol abuse, not only will your body begin to reverse the effects of excessive ...

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Article from The Fix by Ruth Fowler

In her article, Ruth Fowler says, "Once we’re out of rehab, done with detoxing, thrown into the big, wide world and left to our own ...

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20 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Alcoholism jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-recovery jplist-topic-Supplements jplist-topic-Vitamins 0 302879 302879 In her article, Ruth Fowler says, "Once we’re out of rehab, done with detoxing, thrown into the big, wide world and left to our own devices, our bodies need a lot longer to heal than a 30-day drying out period." Alcoholics and addicts frequently experience multiple health problems. This article discusses the importance of replenishing essential vitamins and minerals to nurse your body and mind back to health during recovery.

How to Nurse Your Battered Body Back to Health- Vitamins and Supplements for Recovering Alcoholics

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In her article, Ruth Fowler says, "Once we’re out of rehab, done with detoxing, thrown into the big, wide world and left to our own devices, our ...

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Article from Stigma Fighters by Rose Lockinger

Rose Lockinger says, "It is no secret that drugs and alcohol wreak havoc on the body. We have all seen those before and after pictures of ...

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21 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Alcoholism jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Mental jplist-topic-Physical jplist-topic-recovery 0 302882 302882 Rose Lockinger says, "It is no secret that drugs and alcohol wreak havoc on the body. We have all seen those before and after pictures of people who abused drugs throughout the years and many who are reading this right now have lived that experience. I know when I finally came into recovery I looked totally emaciated. I weighed 126 pounds; my eyes were sunk in and I had dark rings around my eyes, making me look like I hadn’t slept in weeks. My hair felt thinner than it usually did, my skin had a sort of grayish tint to it, and overall I just looked unhealthy." This article discusses how addiction can damage your health. 

How Long Does it Take Your Body to Physically Heal From Addiction

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Rose Lockinger says, "It is no secret that drugs and alcohol wreak havoc on the body. We have all seen those before and after pictures of people who ...

How Alcohol Affects Your Body How Alcohol Affects Your Body

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From the Slide Show: "Thirty seconds after your first sip, alcohol races into your brain. It slows down the chemicals and pathways that ...

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How Alcohol Affects Your Body

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From the Slide Show: "Thirty seconds after your first sip, alcohol races into your brain. It slows down the chemicals and pathways that your brain ...

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Article from HealthWorksCollective by John Henning

According to John Henning, "While it’s obvious that an addicted person needs to stop using the addictive substance, what’s less obvious ...

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23 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Healing jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-recovery jplist-topic-Technique 0 302894 302894 According to John Henning, "While it’s obvious that an addicted person needs to stop using the addictive substance, what’s less obvious is that getting rid of the substance is just the beginning of addiction recovery. In order to stay sober in the long term, it’s important to replace old habits and addictions with new, healthy habits." This article provides healthy, non-medication tools and habits that can help you achieve long-term addiction recovery.

4 Whole-Body Healing Techniques for Lasting Addiction Recovery

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According to John Henning, "While it’s obvious that an addicted person needs to stop using the addictive substance, what’s less obvious is that ...

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There are plenty of reasons to quit drinking alcohol. Perhaps you can't party as hard as you once did, maybe you've developed a beer belly, ...

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24 Video-Video jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Alcoholism jplist-topic-Drinking jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Quitting jplist-topic-Sobriety 0 302903 302903 There are plenty of reasons to quit drinking alcohol. Perhaps you can't party as hard as you once did, maybe you've developed a beer belly, or maybe your drinking is starting to get out of hand. Whatever your circumstances are, you're here, and you're ready to kick the sauce. Let's break down what happens to your body once you quit drinking... Description from The List 

What Really Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

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There are plenty of reasons to quit drinking alcohol. Perhaps you can't party as hard as you once did, maybe you've developed a beer belly, or maybe ...

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Article from HIV.gov

According to HIV.gov, "Using drugs affects your brain, alters your judgment, and lowers your inhibitions. When you’re high, you may be ...

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25 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abuse jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-AIDS jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-HIV jplist-topic-Infection 0 303401 303401 According to HIV.gov, "Using drugs affects your brain, alters your judgment, and lowers your inhibitions. When you’re high, you may be more likely to make poor decisions that put you at risk for getting or transmitting HIV, such as having sex without a condom, have a hard time using a condom the right way every time you have sex, have more sexual partners, or use other drugs. These behaviors can increase your risk of exposure to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Or, if you have HIV, they can increase your risk of spreading HIV to others." This article lists some commonly used substances and their link to HIV risk, and explains how you can prevent getting or transmitting HIV from injection drug use. 

How Can Using Drugs Put Me at Risk for Getting or Transmitting HIV?

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According to HIV.gov, "Using drugs affects your brain, alters your judgment, and lowers your inhibitions. When you’re high, you may be more likely ...

Drug Use and Viral Infections (HIV, Hepatitis) Drug Use and Viral Infections (HIV, Hepatitis)

Article from National Institute on Drug Abuse

According to NIDA, "People who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use put themselves at risk for contracting or ...

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26 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abuse jplist-topic-AIDS jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drug jplist-topic-Hepatitis jplist-topic-HIV jplist-topic-Infection jplist-topic-Virus 0 303408 303408 According to NIDA, "People who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting viral infections such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), or hepatitis." This article explains the link between drug use and the risk of contracting HIV or hepatitis. 

Drug Use and Viral Infections (HIV, Hepatitis)

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According to NIDA, "People who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use put themselves at risk for contracting or ...

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Resource Guide from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

According to the CDC, "A deadly consequence of the opioid crisis is increased incidence of blood-borne infections, including hepatitis B ...

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27 Resource-Guide-Resource-Guide jplist-topic-Abuse jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Drug jplist-topic-Epidemic jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Infection jplist-topic-Injection jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Virus 0 303412 303412 According to the CDC, "A deadly consequence of the opioid crisis is increased incidence of blood-borne infections, including hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and bacteria that cause heart infections. The use of contaminated injection drug equipment is a primary transmission route for both HIV and hepatitis C. Increasing injection drug use has placed new populations, including young people, at risk." The CDC provides a list of resources on infectious disease and injection drug use. View the Resource Guide Here 

Infectious Diseases, Opioids and Injection Drug Use

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According to the CDC, "A deadly consequence of the opioid crisis is increased incidence of blood-borne infections, including hepatitis B virus and ...

STD Risks: Sex, Drugs, & Alcohol STD Risks: Sex, Drugs, & Alcohol

Article from STDcheck.com by Kristena Ducre

In her article Kristena Ducre says, "The explosion of STDs and HIV in the past 30 years has created an environment where precautions are ...

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28 Article-Article jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Infection jplist-topic-Risk jplist-topic-Sex jplist-topic-STD jplist-topic-Virus 0 303425 303425 In her article Kristena Ducre says, "The explosion of STDs and HIV in the past 30 years has created an environment where precautions are necessary to prevent the spread of diseases among sexual partners. Some STDs can’t be prevented by condoms, meaning there are additional steps necessary to avoid infection. Substance abuse is the leading risk factor in STD and HIV transmission, especially among men who have sex with men. Alcohol use is related to an increased chance of using intravenous drugs, which itself is a high-risk behavior for STD transmission." This article explains why the combination of drugs and alcohol with sex is such a big problem today.

STD Risks: Sex, Drugs, & Alcohol

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In her article Kristena Ducre says, "The explosion of STDs and HIV in the past 30 years has created an environment where precautions are necessary to ...

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Article from HIV.gov

According to HIV.gov, "The opioid crisis in the United States has reached epidemic levels with a public health emergency declared by ...

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29 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-AIDS jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Epidemic jplist-topic-Hepatitis jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-HIV jplist-topic-Infection jplist-topic-opioid 0 303428 303428 According to HIV.gov, "The opioid crisis in the United States has reached epidemic levels with a public health emergency declared by President Trump. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death among individuals under 50 years of age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 90 Americans die each day from opioid overdose, including heroin. A lesser known consequence of the opioid epidemic is that increases in injection drug use are driving rates of infectious diseases and related conditions: hepatitis C virus (HCV) rates have increased almost 300 percent, and increases have been seen in some areas in hepatitis B virus (HBV), HIV, endocarditis, septic arthritis, epidural abscess, osteomyelitis, and infants exposed to hepatitis C. As rates of opioid use have risen, so have the rates of related infections." This article has a number of videos from the meeting of federal stakeholders at the US Department of Health and Human Services addressing the opioid epidemic and spread of infectious diseases. 

Hidden Casualties: Consequences of Opioid Epidemic on the Spread of Infectious Diseases

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According to HIV.gov, "The opioid crisis in the United States has reached epidemic levels with a public health emergency declared by President Trump. ...

Heroin Use and Infections Heroin Use and Infections

Article from Verywell Health by Megan Coffee, MD

According to Dr. Megan Coffee, "Beyond deaths directly from overdoses, heroin use is also associated with infections which may -directly or ...

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30 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abuse jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Infection 0 303431 303431 According to Dr. Megan Coffee, "Beyond deaths directly from overdoses, heroin use is also associated with infections which may -directly or indirectly - affect people long after the drug has cleared the system. Treatment for addiction may reduce the risk of overdose, but some infections may remain while others have created scars of a sort." This article explains the three main ways heroin can lead to infections, and lists the different types of infections that can be contracted from heroin use. 

Heroin Use and Infections

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According to Dr. Megan Coffee, "Beyond deaths directly from overdoses, heroin use is also associated with infections which may -directly or ...

Despite Infectious Disease Outbreaks Linked to.. → Despite Infectious Disease Outbreaks Linked to.. →

Article from Health Affairs by Asal Sayas, Stephanie McKay, Brian Honermann, ...

According to the writers at Health Affairs, "Diagnosing people with HIV and HCV is crucial to getting patients on treatment for these ...

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31 Article-Article jplist-topic-AIDS jplist-topic-Crisis jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-HCV jplist-topic-Hepatitis jplist-topic-HIV jplist-topic-Infection jplist-topic-opioid 0 303434 303434 According to the writers at Health Affairs, "Diagnosing people with HIV and HCV is crucial to getting patients on treatment for these viruses and preventing their further transmission. Substance abuse facilities are a key opportunity to provide testing alongside medication assisted treatment (MAT) and other services. However, using federal data, in the recent Massachusetts outbreak, we identified only two of seven substance abuse services facilities in Lawrence as offering HIV testing services, while none of the three facilities in Lowell offered testing." This article discusses the current availability of HIV and HCV testing across the United States. 

Despite Infectious Disease Outbreaks Linked to Opioid Crisis, Most Substance Abuse Facilities Don't Test for HIV or HCV

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According to the writers at Health Affairs, "Diagnosing people with HIV and HCV is crucial to getting patients on treatment for these viruses and ...

The Heart Risk of Vaping The Heart Risk of Vaping

Article from Cleveland Heart Lab

According to the Cleveland Heart Lab, "Smokers sometimes turn to e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking. But according to new research from ...

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32 Article-Article jplist-topic-Ecigarette jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Heart jplist-topic-Risk jplist-topic-Vaping 0 320061 320061 According to the Cleveland Heart Lab, "Smokers sometimes turn to e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking. But according to new research from Boston University School of Medicine, they may be trading one health harm for another. The study looked at the effects of nine flavorings common in e-cigarettes and other tobacco products on a type of cell that lines the walls of blood vessels, including the ones in the heart." This article explains a study that researched heart damage caused by flavored e-cigarettes. 

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According to the Cleveland Heart Lab, "Smokers sometimes turn to e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking. But according to new research from Boston ...

The Health Risks of Vaping The Health Risks of Vaping

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According to Robyn Correll, "There is a lack of understanding surrounding the health risks of vaping. Researchers are still actively ...

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33 Article-Article jplist-topic-Ecigarettes jplist-topic-Health-Risk jplist-topic-Smoking jplist-topic-Vaping 0 320078 320078 According to Robyn Correll, "There is a lack of understanding surrounding the health risks of vaping. Researchers are still actively seeking to understand exactly how harmful vaping is—but more than enough evidence now shows that it introduces major health risks. Recent studies have found that harmful substances found in many vaping products could increase your chances of serious health concerns like heart attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and addiction, especially among teens." This article breaks down the harmful substances in e-cigarettes.

The Health Risks of Vaping

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According to Robyn Correll, "There is a lack of understanding surrounding the health risks of vaping. Researchers are still actively seeking to ...

Why Do People Who Inject Drugs Delay Treatment.. → Why Do People Who Inject Drugs Delay Treatment.. →

Article from Health City by Lauren Padilla

From the article:"Annually, over 14 million U.S. doctor's visits occur due to skin and soft tissue infections. While these infections can ...

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34 Article-Article jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Infection jplist-topic-Injection-Drugs 0 345379 345379 From the article:"Annually, over 14 million U.S. doctor's visits occur due to skin and soft tissue infections. While these infections can happen for various reasons, a growing contributor is injection drug use. The surge of injection drug use associated with the opioid epidemic brought about a two-fold increase in opioid-related infection hospitalizations and has made infections one of the top reasons for hospitalization and ED visits among people who inject drugs."This article explains the reasons why people who use injection drugs avoid getting treatment for infections.

Why Do People Who Inject Drugs Delay Treatment for Infections?

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From the article:"Annually, over 14 million U.S. doctor's visits occur due to skin and soft tissue infections. While these infections can happen for ...

Drugs and HIV/AIDS: Linked in More Ways Than One Drugs and HIV/AIDS: Linked in More Ways Than One

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From the article:"Many people think the only connection between drugs and HIV/AIDS is through sharing needles used for drugs. ...

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35 Article-Article jplist-topic-AIDS jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-HIV 0 346247 346247 From the article:"Many people think the only connection between drugs and HIV/AIDS is through sharing needles used for drugs. But there’s another link between them."This article links to a number of facts and resources about HIV/AIDS along with other viral infections linked to drug use. 

Drugs and HIV/AIDS: Linked in More Ways Than One

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From the article:"Many people think the only connection between drugs and HIV/AIDS is through sharing needles used for drugs. But ...

Viral Hepatitis and Drug Use: What’s the.. → Viral Hepatitis and Drug Use: What’s the.. →

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"Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver most commonly caused by the hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) viruses. Over ...

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36 Article-Article jplist-topic-Drug-Use jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Hepatitis 0 346373 346373 "Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver most commonly caused by the hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) viruses. Over time, if it isn’t medically treated, hepatitis can lead to cirrhosis—a serious, lifelong liver condition—and cancer."This article discusses how drug and alcohol use can increase your risk of contracting hepatitis.

Viral Hepatitis and Drug Use: What’s the Connection?

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"Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver most commonly caused by the hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) viruses. Over time, if ...

The newly discovered brain path linking nicotine.. → The newly discovered brain path linking nicotine.. →

Article from Addiction Policy Forum by Mark Gold, MD

From the article:"Yet it’s not clear to scientists exactly why individuals who use tobacco products face much higher risks of type 2 ...

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37 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Nicotine jplist-topic-Vaping 0 346398 346398 From the article:"Yet it’s not clear to scientists exactly why individuals who use tobacco products face much higher risks of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), especially when we normally think of weight gain as the cause of the majority of T2DM cases. A recent NIDA-funded study investigated whether certain regions of the brain might play a role in this T2DM risk. It tested the theory that nicotine control causes tobacco addiction through effects on the brain, which may then influence functions of the pancreas, blood sugar, insulin, and diabetes at the same time."This article discusses the link between nicotine use and diabetes.

The newly discovered brain path linking nicotine to diabetes

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From the article:"Yet it’s not clear to scientists exactly why individuals who use tobacco products face much higher risks of type 2 diabetes ...

How Alcohol Weakens Body Defenses Against Illness How Alcohol Weakens Body Defenses Against Illness

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According to Buddy T, "Chronic drinkers may appear to be healthy, but if they do become ill or injured, they may find it more difficult to ...

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38 Article-Article jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Defenses jplist-topic-Illness jplist-topic-Weakens 0 372909 372909 According to Buddy T, "Chronic drinkers may appear to be healthy, but if they do become ill or injured, they may find it more difficult to heal. Alcohol consumption places stress on the hormone system and alter's the body's immune function."This article explains how alcohol can affect the immune system.

How Alcohol Weakens Body Defenses Against Illness

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According to Buddy T, "Chronic drinkers may appear to be healthy, but if they do become ill or injured, they may find it more difficult to heal. ...

Using Cigs, E-Cigs Increases Odds of Stroke Among.. → Using Cigs, E-Cigs Increases Odds of Stroke Among.. →

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According to Katelyn Newman "Young adults who smoke both tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes are nearly three times more likely to have a ...

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39 Article-Article jplist-topic-Nicotine jplist-topic-Smoking jplist-topic-Stroke jplist-topic-Tobacco jplist-topic-Vaping 0 372922 372922 According to Katelyn Newman "Young adults who smoke both tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke than their nonsmoking counterparts, and they have nearly double the odds of stroke than those who smoke traditional cigarettes alone, a new study suggests."This article goes over the data and results of a study about the link between vaping, smoking, and stroke.

Using Cigs, E-Cigs Increases Odds of Stroke Among Young Adults

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According to Katelyn Newman "Young adults who smoke both tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke than ...

Negative Health Effects of Various Illegal Drugs Negative Health Effects of Various Illegal Drugs

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Buddy T explains, "Many illicit drug users think that the only bad thing about doing drugs is that they are illegal and if you get caught, ...

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40 Article-Article jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Illegal 0 373573 373573 Buddy T explains, "Many illicit drug users think that the only bad thing about doing drugs is that they are illegal and if you get caught, you can go to jail. The truth is there are negative health effects associated with every illegal drug out there and some of them can be fatal."This article reviews several different illegal drugs and the potential harmful effects they can have on your health.

Negative Health Effects of Various Illegal Drugs

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Buddy T explains, "Many illicit drug users think that the only bad thing about doing drugs is that they are illegal and if you get caught, you can go ...

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Spells Trouble for HIV.. → Alcohol and Drug Abuse Spells Trouble for HIV.. →

Article from VeryWell Mind by Buddy T

Buddy T writes, "With 31 percent of all HIV cases among men and 57 percent among women attributed to injection drug use, it is obvious that ...

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41 Article-Article jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drug jplist-topic-HIV jplist-topic-Risk 0 373581 373581 Buddy T writes, "With 31 percent of all HIV cases among men and 57 percent among women attributed to injection drug use, it is obvious that shooting illegal drugs increases the risk of contracting the AIDS virus. Drinking alcohol can also contribute to the spread and progression of the disease."This article goes over the increased risk of contracting HIV during drug and alcohol use.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Spells Trouble for HIV Patients

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Buddy T writes, "With 31 percent of all HIV cases among men and 57 percent among women attributed to injection drug use, it is obvious that shooting ...

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