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How Long Does it Take for Caffeine to Wear Off?

Many people don’t consider caffeine a drug, but it is the most commonly used mood-altering drug in the world. While about 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide a day, tea, chocolate, cocoa beverages, soft drinks and energy drinks also contain varying amounts of caffeine. The stimulant effects of caffeine on the central nervous…

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Mephedrone Epidemic in India

Mephedrone is a relatively new stimulant that has been making waves in India, particularly the Mumbai area, over the last few years. It is typically swallowed or snorted and gives users an hour-long high followed by an intense crash. It was banned in India in 2015, but until then it was cheap and readily available.…

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Polysubstance Abuse: Challenges to This Diagnosis

Polysubstance intake occurs whenever you take more than one mind-altering substance simultaneously, or within the same general span of time. Doctors and public health professionals also refer to this practice as polysubstance abuse or polydrug abuse. It can be hard to accurately diagnose the presence of combined substance problems. Part of this difficulty stems from…

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5 Dangerous Side Effects of Molly

‘Molly’ is a popular club drug. It’s the crystal or powder form of MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy. Ecstasy or ‘Es’ comes in pill form and may be cut with harmful chemicals or other drugs such as amphetamine (‘speed’). Molly, however, is meant to be pure MDMA. People selling and taking Molly may believe…