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The Beginnings of Drug Abuse

Mind-altering, intoxicating, psychoactive substances are part of human centricity since the advent of civilization. The substance abuse started with opiates and cocaine in the  late 1800s and early 1900s , these  two were the primary drugs to be legally accepted within the United States. Opium was called folk medicine for several thousand years, Chinese and subcontinent people accustomed to chewing leaves of opium to satisfy their needs, provide a way of euphoria and other desirable effects, and to serve a function. The consumption of alcohol increased its zenith by late 18th  century with the average person drinking three to four, gallons each year. Initially the drug was used for the treatment and medicinal purposes.   Physicians wont to prescribe opium for managing symptoms instead of managing cure for the disease. Opium was employed in the management of a good type of diseases e.g.   chronic respiratory disorders syphilis rheumatism malaria insomnia anxiety fatigue alcoholism Morp

Adolescent Drug Abuse, To Test or Not To Test?

SUBSTANCE ABUSE VIEWED AS A TREND OR FASHION   When the subject of drug use comes up, it's often with respect to teens. This makes some sense because it's during the younger years that the bulk substance use begins as a trend or fashion .   Some adolescents may use substances as consumer items, along with clothes and music, to work out an identity or image for themselves. Some youths don't choose substance use in and of itself, but rather choose a way of life within which substance use goes hand in alienation, rebellion, a sense of independence from parents and society, and therefore, the rummage around for freedom and friendship. CAUSE OF DRUG ABUSE IN ADOLESCENTS Adolescence is a confusing and complex period in life, a time of questioning, exploring, and risk-taking. Drug experimentation is becoming an increasingly prevalent part of an adolescent's rite of passage. Young people are responding masse to the alluring promise of today's chemical culture, which seems t

Covid-19 Rapid Test Practices

COVID-19 RAPID TEST PRACTICES Covid-19 has affected more than half part of the world. Many people are in stress situations, various questions arise daily in their minds what if we get infected with the virus? How to treat or cure the virus? Is there any reliable test to detect the virus?   Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several Coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The covid-19 has almost triggered in every part of the world creating havoc, taking the lives of millions. The ongoing outbreak poses a challenge for public health laboratories as the outbreak is widespread “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”  -Marie curie, Nobel prize winner With most of the planet under so