It was not exactly Punjab's best kept secret, but when Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi recently said that ‘seven out of 10 youths in Punjab have a drug problem’, it led to an overdose of political reactions in the
Experts say that prescription drug use could cause the next big epidemic.
Children who see their parents take pain pills likelier to do so.
Most common form of drug abuse after marijuana.
Adolescents' abuse of
India and Bangladesh expressed concern over the growing menace of synthetic drugs and pharmaceutical narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances being siphoned off for abuse, and trafficked across their borders. The two countries
2nd October is National Anti-Drug Addiction Day.
Drugs are one of the greatest vices of our society. Drug addicts literally lose the ability to make rational decisions and getting the next ‘hit’ takes precedence over
A new report suggests that prescription painkillers kill more people in US than heroin and cocaine combined. Experts from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Programme (PDMP) Centre of Excellence at Brandeis University's Heller
Tucking into that big bar of your favourite chocolate could keep the blues at bay, but a new study has shown that chocolate has an effect on the brain similar to opium. It highlighted the striking similarity between obese people
A euphoric high delivered by party drug mephedrone not only makes it extremely addictive but also prompts users to quaff massive doses to maintain the kick, says a study. "Combined with the fact mephedrone is skyrocketing in
Complimentary drinks for women, buy one-get one offers and other freebies in Chandigarh's drinking circle could be a thing of the past with the city's administration to issue an advisory to bars, hotels, restaurants, night-clubs
An animated discussion on self-control and inner strength is under way in an air-conditioned cottage tucked away inside a plush south Delhi farm. The group includes people from the US, Canada, Oman as well as from Southeast Asia
A recent research suggests that women who are struggling with infertility and childless are likelier to become mentally ill. These women are also likelier to abuse drugs and alcohol. Of the 4677 women who were hospitalised with
The rampant drug abuse in modern Russia can be traced to the rock band Beatles and their experiments with psychedelics, a psychoactive drug, the country's top substance abuse official has said. "After the Beatles travelled to
June 26 is International Day against drug abuse.
A study to gauge the extent of drugs and substance abuse by children will be taken up across the country, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) said
June 26 is the International Day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.
Read UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's message to the world.
Drug abuse and illicit trafficking continue to have a profoundly negative impact
The Mizoram government has decided to enact tough laws to curb the use of tobacco products and drug abuse blamed for cancer and heart ailments, an official said here Sunday. "Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla held a meeting here last