It’s true that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This is mostly due to genetics. What your parents pass down to you in your genetic code can define your personality, hobbies and appearance. Some common traits that are genetic include blood type, height, smell and obesity. This infographic takes a look what role genetics play in drug use and addiction.
This infographic was designed for September’s National Recovery Month to help raise awareness about drug and alcohol abuse in the U.S. and spread a message of hope to those struggling with addiction. Learn about the abuse of heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, marijuana, spice and other drugs.
Here is a video infographic entitled “The Anatomy of a Drug Cartel” which is both educational and raises awareness about current global issues (war on drugs & drug addiction). It is actually more of an animated short-film but I found it quite interesting and as such, thought I’d share it here.
Oftentimes, relapse seems like a revolving door – an endless cycle of addiction, intervention, treatment, recovery, and relapse. The vicious cycle begins again. But why does it have to be that way? Why can’t your friend, child, or relative just quit? Learn more about this issue in the following infographic from Clarity Way.
We have been fighting a War on Drugs since 1971, but what do we have to show for it? Millions of addicts, and to support them, there are millions of people who farm, produce, and distribute the drugs they use. We often don’t think of these poor families because they are not here in the United States – they are in other parts of the war.
This video infographic by 12 Palms Recovery Center highlights the shocking and sad statistics regarding the amount of drug-related pregnancies occurring in the U.S. The video also shows how using each illegal drug can harm an unborn child, putting them at risk for developing health defects that may follow them around throughout their entire lives.
One in 10 Americans are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. But how does this happen? Check out the infographic below presented by BestRehabCounselingDegrees.com to learn about how our brains react to drugs and addiction.
Crack cocaine is an extremely addictive narcotic that has widespread use in the United States not only due to its addictive qualities but its relative cheapness. Using this drug results in a strong high, with an equally strong low afterwards. These severe ups and downs increase the risk of heart attack and stroke due to high blood pressure. Delray Recovery Center has created this infographic to help one learn more about the characteristics and risks of this drug.
OxyContin is a prescription drug that has become one of the most abused legally obtainable drugs in the US. The addictive substance in Oxycontin is called oxycodone, which is an opiate pulled from poppy plants. In fear of people crushing the pills to make them easier to take, pharmacies placed a warning on the label that this should not be done. Unfortunately, this had the opposite effect; curious people who curiously crushed the pills often became addicted because of the tremendous high that’s obtained in powder form.
The issue of doping is central to modern sports. Since the beginning of time, wherever and whenever the outcome of sporting competition involves status, money or rewards, attempts are made to seek an advantage through doping. But what are the long-term effects? Is sports doping really worth it? Agilent takes a look at this issue in the following infographic.
The number of babies prescribed acid suppression drugs such as H2 blockers and PPIs grew 8-fold during 2002 to 2009, but fewer than 10% received any diagnostic testing for GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Some pediatricians are growing concerned that the “epidemic” of infant GERDcases is actually due to over-diagnosis, especially since clinical trials show acid blockers work no better than a placebo and can actually lead to short term and long term side effects. The FDA has not approved PPIs for treatment of GERD in children younger than one year. Learn more in the following infographic from Colic Calm.
More than ten years ago, Spice wasn’t popularized. It was made and sold commercially beginning in 2004. Just this year, Obama signed legislation that banned any sort of synthetic drug on the market to be sold or consumed. Although it looks a lot like marijuana, the chemicals that make up Spice are very dangerous and potentially deadly. Today, teenagers are becoming addicted to Spice and are in need of drug treatment.
Each year, more and more children fall into the many traps of drug abuse. Even children as young as ten years old have started experiencing with illegal drugs, most of which they pick up from their peers in school. Some even smoke marijuana at home and keep their stash in places undetected by parents. This infographic from TestCountry.com looks at 13 of the most common places that kids might be stashing their stash.
The following infographic by TimberPress releases a timeline of the history of Marijuana in the United States based on the book, Super-Charged: How Outlaws, Hippies, and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana by Jim Rendon.