Substance Abuse

The long-term physical and mental effects of drug abuse

The long-term physical and mental effects of drug abuse Drugs come in many forms; illegal, prescription and even over the counter medications that, if abused, can lead to a serious dependency. From street drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine to prescribed medications, like Oxycodone and Vicodin and even those bought from a pharmacy, …

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The long-term physical and mental effects of alcohol abuse

The Legal Killer Alcohol is the most readily available drug to society, and as such has long been used and abused. If it were to be invented today the likelihood is that it would be banned and criminalised. According to Professor David Nutt, an English neuropsychopharmacologist specialising in the research of drugs that affect the …

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Domestic violence

Hitting Out Against Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic Abuse Linked to Serious Mental Health Concerns Intimate Partner  Violence (IPV) is on the rise. In fact, over 50% of women will experience relationship violence at some point in their life. Violence against male partners is increasing too; with reporting steadily increasing across the globe. In the USA alone, over 15.5 million children witness …

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