a woman suffering from the dangers of lsd

Understanding the Dangers of LSD

Different drugs have varying effects on the body when abused. These effects vary further depending on the person taking the drug, often determined by their general health and body size. The impacts of drug abuse are either psychological or physical, making you either feel or act differently. One popularly abused hallucinogen is LSD. However, most…

a person organizing drugs wondering what constitutes substance abuse

What Constitutes Substance Abuse?

The World Health Organization defines substance abuse as “the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs.” According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, substance abuse can be defined as “long-term, pathological use of alcohol or drugs, characterized by daily intoxication, inability to reduce consumption, and impairment in social or occupational functioning; broadly,…