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Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction Drug addiction is a chronic, and often relapsing of the brain, a disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and friends and family. Drug addiction is a disease of the brain because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the...

Cannabis

What is Cannabis Cannabis refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other related compounds. Extracts with high amounts of THC can also be made from the cannabis plant. Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit...

Smuggling Methods

Smuggling Methods Smuggling methods, bringing illegal drugs into the Unites States and many parts of the world vary depending largely on geography. Carrying drugs by backpack or land vehicle works along the U.S. and Mexico border. Car and truck smuggling is used as well. Something new is the "submersible"...

Nicotine

Nicotine is a potent alkaloid found in several flowering  plants and is a stimulant drug. This drug is addictive. In lesser doses (an average cigarette yields about 2 mg of absorbed drug), the substance acts as a stimulant in mammals, while high amounts (50–100 mg) can be harmful. This stimulant effect is a contributing factor to the addictive properties of tobacco smoking. Nicotine’s addictive nature includes psychoactive...