SUBSTANCE ABUSE & HIV/AIDS

Substance abuse is the excessive use of a substance, such as drugs or alcohol, which results in clinical and functional impairments. This loss of function can include detriments to professional, academic, and social interactions. On-going substance abuse can cause severe health problems over time, even in previously healthy individuals. These health complications include increased disease…

THE TRUTH ABOUT ESTACY AND METH

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) is a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception (awareness of surrounding objects and conditions). It is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens, producing feelings of increased energy, pleasure, emotional warmth, and distorted sensory and time perception. MDMA was initially popular in the nightclub scene and at all-night dance parties (“raves”), but…