Shocking: Ministry data reveals, rise in alcohol and drug addiction among women

Women are becoming more independent in their lifestyle choices, once upon a time you would not see a woman smoke a cigarette or drink alcohol. But these days, people wouldn’t be surprised if people saw a woman drink in a restaurant. With changing times, women are also becoming victims of drug addiction and substance abuse. […]

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Maha: 1,075 youngsters ended their life due to drug and alcohol use in the last 3 years

  There’s been a marked uptick in so-called deaths of despair, those involving drugs, alcohol or suicide among youth in the last three years. While speaking in the state legislative assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed, “According to data provided by the Maharashtra crime branch. In the last three years (2014 – 2016), people in […]

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Drug Free India: ‘The movement will spread awareness about substance abuse,’ states PM Modi

Drug Free India: ‘The movement will spread awareness about substance abuse,’ states PM Modi

The program will be launched in collaboration with Art of Living foundation. The Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal will be the chief guest in this program. The campaign, an initiative of The Art of Living focusing on combating the drug menace in the country, it will be launched in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi […]

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Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction, say researchers

Bad decision-making is a trait often associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction “Around one-third of humans on the planet are using […]

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Stay off drugs, be healthy & happy, says Mark Waugh

Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh visited Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust and encouraged the drug addicts to stay healthy and stay off drugs. “Like in India, in Australia, we support a lot of underprivileged people. It would be great if Indian cricketers come forward to support these charities. It’s great to see everybody doing great here and […]

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Magic mushroom, Mumbai's newest party drug?

23-year-old woman with ‘magic mushroom’ addiction puzzles city doctor

Shikha Rao, a 23-year old, was detected with borderline personality disorder. While treating her, Dr Sagar Karia, realised she was also using magic mushroom, a party drug, known for hazardous hallucinogenic effects. “Shikha is already suffering from a personality disorder, added to which she has caught on to this addiction. Magic mushroom gives a high […]

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‘Spice’ girls baffle Mumbai doctors, psychiatrists

Sudeep and Megha Parab noticed a sudden change in the behaviour of their teenaged daughter, Natasha (all names changed), some time back. The 17-year old had bloodshot eyes and she was experiencing sudden mood swings. At times she would be dizzy, and there were instances when she would be constantly irritable. However, when the Parabs […]

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'Sunday Friends': Mumbai's anonymous angels for drug addicts 

‘Sunday Friends’: Mumbai’s anonymous angels for drug addicts 

Thirty-year-old Shyam (name changed), walks into a hospital with his inconsolable mother. He cannot understand what he is being asked. Although he is literate with a degree, nothing of what is asked can be processed by him. He has come to the hospital complaining about three addictions – tobacco, cannabis and alcohol, yet he has […]

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Terrible Tramadol addiction lands 40-year-old in a hospital

Drug abuse among youths a health concern for Mumbai docs

Drug abuse is an international menace. June 26 is observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNDOC). This day recognizes the impact of drugs on various facets of life like health, peace and development. On Thursday, the World Drug Report of 2017 […]

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