Is There a Connection between Prostitution and Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

Is There a Connection between Prostitution and Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

Drug and alcohol addiction are linked to many crimes, for many reasons. One of these crimes is prostitution. There are several reasons drug use and prostitution are linked, and several ways in which this relationship is continually changing. Sex Work and Drug Use Not all sex workers use drugs, and not all people who use drugs turn to sex work to finance their habit. The two aren’t locked together, but they do often overlap. “Street prostitution and street drug markets are often closely linked, supporting and reinforcing one another,” reports The U.S. Department of Justice. “Many street prostitutes use illegal […]

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Amphetamine Abuse and Your Immune System

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The human immune system is an amazing set of biological structures and processes that protect against bacteria, microbes, toxins, viruses, and other agents that cause sickness and disease. You may be surprised to learn that your immune system is interconnected with your central nervous system, which sends, receives, and interprets information signals within the body. This connection becomes clear once extreme stress affects the central nervous system. Under great stress, a person’s immune system can weaken and become more susceptible to an illness. How Amphetamine Misuse Impacts Your Health Amphetamines can be prescribed, or they can be traded illegally. Illegal […]

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Lasting Financial Effects of LSD Abuse

Lasting Financial Effects of LSD Abuse

LSD itself typically won’t break the bank. Users rarely take this drug more than once a week, so the immediate financial cost of LSD abuse is no more than a few fancy coffee drinks, if that. LSD is not an expensive drug. However don’t let this provide a false sense of security. LSD is a drug with lasting financial effects. Use has many indirect personal, social and financial consequences. How Much Does LSD Cost? The financial cost of LSD or any drug varies by region and by its potency or purity. On average a hit of LSD can be purchased […]

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The Cost of Substance Abuse in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

There are no shortages of misconceptions related to substance use. One specific notion is that it is largely limited to those in communities struggling with poverty and particularly individuals battling homelessness. And while such groups certainly face challenges, the negative effects of drug and alcohol addiction aren’t exclusive to any one faction. Take for example one incident in 2014, when a pilot for JetBlue was caught possessing heroin. This is just one of many job types where the issue is prevalent but not sufficiently addressed, especially with the ongoing opioid epidemic. Workplace Problems With Drug Addiction Are Very Real In […]

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Meth-Inspired Candy Going Too Far?

Meth-Inspired Candy Going Too Far?

We’ve all seen the ads for products inspired by TV programs or characters, but one Albuquerque, New Mexico, candy shop is taking the “As Seen On TV” idea even further. Taking a cue from the hit AMC show Breaking Bad, which features a chemistry teacher turned meth dealer, the candy shop has begun selling “meth” candy. Before you get into an uproar, the concoction doesn’t contain any real drugs. Still, Debbie Hall, aka the “Candy Lady,” told Fox News she’s already sold several hundred bags of what is essentially pulverized, colored rock candy. Each bag retails for a dollar, and […]

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