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Over The Counter Drug Tests Explained

By A Pharmacist For Pharmacists There are several different reasons why an over-the-counter (OTC) drug test may prove beneficial to patients throughout the year. Whether it is for employment, random testing, or medically required, patients may approach your pharmacy with questions about OTC options before taking a real test.1 For this reason, it is important…

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Help For Parents Dealing With Teenage PCP Use

Phencyclidine or PCP is often used in conjunction with cigarette smoking and while this isn’t one of the most prevalent drugs used by teens, even short-term use can have devastating long-term effects. This article will help parents recognize PCP use, understand its dangers and know what to expect if their child is using. Sign and Symptoms…

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Most Commonly Abused Substances and the Dangers That They Bring

Substance abuse continues to plague so many countries and affect so many lives. In the United States alone, it has cost over $750 million, caused several crimes, lowered work productivity, and increased healthcare demands. The damage brought about by commonly abused substances goes beyond a financial perspective – it has also contributed to serious health…

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Help For Parents Dealing With Teenage Ecstasy Use

Whether you know it as Molly, MDMA, or Ecstasy, this illicit substance has caught the interest of millions of drug users and is especially popular with late teen, early twenties aged members of the rave scene. In this article, we will delve into important information about Ecstasy, including alarming facts about this controversial drug and…

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Effects and Dangers of Amphetamine Abuse

There are various kinds of drugs that continue to get circulated in the streets, and one of them is amphetamine. This particular substance is a potent central nervous system stimulant that has the ability to affect the brains and nerves. It can be used as treatment for obesity, narcolepsy, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).…

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Drug Abuse and How It Affects Your Child's Brain Development

While pregnant, women take extra precautions in order to protect the baby growing inside of them. Prenatal exposure to harmful substances puts the fetus in danger of developmental defects. Fetal brain development is particularly complex and vulnerable to every specific damage from maternal drug abuse depending on the timing, dosage and frequency of drug exposure.…

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