Tag Archive for drug addiction

Drug addiction: puts everyone in jeopardy

Dr. Rehana Kausar
The menace of drug addiction is everywhere – in schools, colleges among unemployed youth and adults stripping their chance of happy productive lives. WHO estimates the extent of worldwide psychoactive substance use at 2 billion alcohol users, 1.3 billion smokers and 185 million drug users.
Most often drug abusers start with drugs for different reasons: curiosity, peer … Read the rest of this story

No Rehab for Russia’s Drug Addicts

Andrei Rylkov FoundationVolunteers from the Andrei Rylkov Foundation collect used syringes in a Moscow park for their safe disposal.

As the world marks the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Thursday, millions of drug addicts in Russia have nowhere to go for treatment, and specialists are in despair over the lack of progress in the country’s rehabilitation system.

The Federal Drug Control Service, or FSKN, recently announced … Read the rest of this story

Mexican teen who injected flesh-eating Krokodil drug is hospitalised with …

12 Dec 2013 16:44

Doctors initially thought the 17-year-old girl had contracted a sexually transmitted infection – until she told them about her drug addiction

Lethal: Krokodil destroys muscle and tissue in the area where it is injected


A teenager has been hospitalised in Mexico after injecting a drug believed to be Krokodil into her genitals.

José Sotero Ruiz … Read the rest of this story