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How a Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Its Billions

How a Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Its Billions | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
How the world’s most powerful drug traffickers run their billion-dollar business.
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Time reveals how mexican drug cartels make all their money and gives us a little insight into the most powerful drug lord in the world.

Recent watchers of Breaking Bad may enjoy this article, and it relates to our unit by showing us the financial figures of drug abuse from the cartels point of view.

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Stimulant-Addicted Patients Can Quit Smoking Without Hindering Treatment - Science Daily (press release)

Stimulant-Addicted Patients Can Quit Smoking Without Hindering Treatment - Science Daily (press release) | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Stimulant-Addicted Patients Can Quit Smoking Without Hindering Treatment Science Daily (press release) 11, 2013 — Smokers who are addicted to cocaine or methamphetamine can quit smoking while being treated for their stimulant addiction, without...
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Smokers addicted to cocaine or methamphetamine can stop smoking and be treated for their stimulant addiciton at the same time. This artcile provides insight on how to do so. A smoker may find this article interesting and helpful, and it relates to our unit by focusing on the treatment based policies and how they can benifit drug addicts.

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A new way to get high is coming soon - West - Welfare Society Territory

A new way to get high is coming soon - West - Welfare Society Territory | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
West - Welfare Society Territory
A new way to get high is coming soon
West - Welfare Society Territory
A new powerful hallucinogenic is spreading around the world. It's called dimethyltryptamine, better known as DMT.
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A new drug is spreading across the world and could soon come to the streets of the U.S. if not already here. Its street name is DMT and its a powerful hallucinogen. A new way to get high is coming soon. Drug addicts may find this article helpful and the common society may find this artice scary. It relates to our unit by making us aware of a nw type of drug and its affects.

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DrugFacts: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

DrugFacts: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior.
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Helpful insight towards the understanding of how drugs affect the brain and how it causes addiction in some cases. Drug addicts and the families of drug addicts may find this article very helpful. It relates to our unit by describing the signs of drug addiction and when to treat it.

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Concerns About A.D.H.D. Practices and Amphetamine Addiction

Concerns About A.D.H.D. Practices and Amphetamine Addiction | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
A young man’s suicide highlights issues in the treatment of A.D.H.D., as youths fake symptoms to feed their addictions to potentially dangerous stimulants.
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College students are beginning to abuse prescription drugs in a very bad way. A.D.H.D. pills such as Adderal arethe cause of this young mans death. Read more here. Parents may find this article to insighful. It shows how quickly you can become addicted to drugs and its morbid side affects. 

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Illicit Drugs And Mental Illness Take A Huge Global Toll

Illicit Drugs And Mental Illness Take A Huge Global Toll | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
The resources devoted to treatment of mental disorders and substance abuse don't match the need.
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The four main drugs, heroin, meth, cocaine, and cannabis are being called contributors to the worlds growing diseased population. Read here how these drugs promote disease and prohibit many people from staying healthy. These drugs also contribute to mental ilnesses that can seriously affect society. This article may benifit drug addicts or psychologists and it relates to our unit by showing us the physical consequences of a drug addiction.

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An insidious path: Resurgence of heroin changes profile of 'typical' user - Wicked Local

An insidious path: Resurgence of heroin changes profile of 'typical' user - Wicked Local | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
An insidious path: Resurgence of heroin changes profile of 'typical' user
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This would include cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, and prescription drugs used non-medically.
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A Highschool girl began to abuse prescription drugs and eventually led to injecting heroin. The rise of prescription drug abuse in America is rising and the number of addicts are at an all time high. A highschool parent may find this article eye opening and disturbing, but it relates to our unit by describing how easy it is to become an addict.

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Krokodil, Molly and more: 5 wretched new street drugs

Krokodil, Molly and more: 5 wretched new street drugs | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
When it comes to altered states of consciousness, humans are nothing if not inventive.
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This article explains 5 new drugs that are reaching the streets of the U.S. . The toxicity of some of the drugs is off the charts, asking the question why? Find out the names and effects of these drugs here. Parents might find this article helpful and interesting. It relates to our unit by showing us new forms of drugs and how they affect the human body.

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A helpful article on understanding the underlying cause of drug addiction and its consequences. A drug addict may find this article helpful and so might a psychologist. The relation to our topic comes in the form of understanding drug addiction. We must first understand how drug addiction works before we can begin to treat it.

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Why Are Millions Addicted To A Drug That Eats The Flesh Off Their Bones?

Why Are Millions Addicted To A Drug That Eats The Flesh Off Their Bones? | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous from matchstick heads.
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A new drug called "krokodil" has made its way into the U.S. despite its death-like qualities. Drug addicts may find this article horrifying or helpful. Society as a whole probably finds this article to be disturbing. It relates by showing us the need for drugs by a drug abuser. Even the toxicity of this drug hasn't stopped people from using it.

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