Ambien Abuse & Withdrawal

You have surely seen this popular sleeping drug advertised, with visions of blissful sleep and happy mornings. However, it has come under criticism for the potential for abuse. Ambien is the brand name for the generic zolpidem tartrate, which is known as a sedative or a hypnotic that affects the chemicals in the brain that…

Canada’s Anti-Drunk-Driving Campaigns are Most Successful

A new study found that Canada’s anti-drunk-driving advertisements are more effective than those in some other English-speaking countries. Of the five countries studied, Canada had the highest number of difference anti-drinking-and-driving campaigns and a lower fatality rate than the US. Canada’s annual drunk-driving fatality rate is about 2.61 per 100,000 population compared to the US,…

Facts about PCP

Inexpensive and easy to produce, PCP is a potent threat on the street as users (mostly adolescents and young adults) continue to use the drug despite negative effects ranging from moderate to severe and even potentially lethal. According to the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 6.1 million, or 2.5 percent, of…