Electronic cigarettes were initially introduced as an effective alternative to traditional cigarettes. Scientists hailed e-cigarettes as an important discovery as some studies published during initial stages stressed on how efficacious e-cigarette use would be for those seeking relief from their smoking habits but are not able to rid themselves of their dependence on nicotine.
Alcohol happens to be the most preferred go-to thing for Americans, whether someone wants to de-stress after a long day at work or spending an evening with friends. Sadly, the booze is like a customary for most people. Despite being the leading cause of preventable deaths, alcohol is marketed openly and projected in the media as a positive substance.
Alcoholism is a chronic disease, which takes a heavy toll on an individual’s physical and mental health. It’s popular all over the world and there is no dearth of reasons to drink. While celebrations happen to be the biggest reason for alcohol’s popularity, many also consume it as a means to relieve various challenges in life, such as stress, financial problems, peer pressure, health issues, etc.
People struggling with co-occurring mental health problems and substance abuse, also known as dual diagnosis, have to encounter numerous challenges in their everyday life. This is because the patient has to deal with two mental illnesses that strongly influence each other. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring mental…
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The female prison population in America has been at an all-time high owing to extensive law enforcement efforts and leading to more stringent drug sentencing laws. According to the 2015 report by "The Sentencing Project,” a research and advocacy center working for the effective U.S. criminal justice system, "between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700 percent, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 215,332 in 2014."