Xanax: What it actually is

Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug from the benzodiazepine family, is increasingly to blame for drug deaths. Its' calming and sedative effects are desirable, however, the harm it does to those who take it is less so. Benzodiazepines are extremely prevalent amongst drug deaths, with benzos present in 49% of drug deaths. Drug deaths have more than… Continue reading Xanax: What it actually is

Cocaine, Young Males & Depression

In 2017, 6213 people committed suicide in the UK and alarmingly, the suicide rate in Scotland for young males has been rising year upon year. Furthermore, death by drug overdose in Scotland has exponentially increased throughout the past 5 years. And whilst more and more people die from suicide or from abusing drugs, little is… Continue reading Cocaine, Young Males & Depression

Addiction: Treatment & Stigma

I've recently been learning about addiction and some of the things I have heard have shocked me, especially the statistics.¬†Alcohol and drug detoxification can be fatal - you can't go cold turkey by yourself if you are severely addicted. Medical care is essential for a safe recovery from addiction, but due to the lack of… Continue reading Addiction: Treatment & Stigma