The sexual health of young adults is a subject the UK government continues to struggle with. The number of STI/ STD testing carried out in 2017 remained around the same as previous years. This suggests that sexually active adults are still undergoing tests, with no clear drop or rise in demand. Yet, there has been a rise in some diseases, such as Chlamydia. This has led to increased efforts on education and awareness, to some degree.
But, there are still concerns about STI testing services. Users want the best possible tests and kits with fast results, simple methods, and confidentiality. They also need those options to be affordable and accessible. Many stick to … Read the rest
Synthetic Drug Is Low-Quality Drug
There are a set of scary stories out there about the potential dangers of taking synthetic drugs like bath salts and Spice. Users can feel invincible, as feel, they have superpowers, and find themselves in life-threatening situations. Some may experience delusions and paranoia so severe that their actions land them in prison.
Others may take such a bad trip that they never return from. There are stories from the US of teens having sex with trees while calling themselves Thor, which may sound humorous on the surface. Sadly, the reality is far from it.
The Most Alarming Development In Street Drugs In Recent Years Has Been The Rise Of The
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The hair follicle drug test is one of the popular options available now for workplace drug testing. Urine testing is more prevalent, but hair sample testing is more accurate and lasts longer. The public has long believed that the hair follicle test is fool proof.
There is plenty of evidence of government labs and other official testers turning to this newer method because of its many benefits over the standard urine sample in drug testing. However, there are some cheats to beat the test according to HairFollicleDrugTest.info, there are several proven ways to pass a hair drug test today. And given the number of comments on this page, it’s clear that a LOT of … Read the rest
Ketamine is a schedule III drug in the US with a higher risk than some users may realize. As with most street and club drugs, there are many different terms used to describe it. Common slang names refer to the K of Ketamine, such as Super K, Special K, and Vitamin K. Other, names include Cat Tranquilizer and Cat Valium. These names refer to the original purpose of this drug.
What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a form of anesthetic from veterinarian practices. This “cat tranquilizer” was once used for that very purpose. It is now taken from these offices for sale on the street. The immediate danger with this synthetic drug … Read the rest
Synthetic Drugs(K2 Or Spice)
It is far too easy for young people to assume that legal and illegal drugs are either right or bad. Criminalized drugs must be unsafe while legal drugs are safe to take with no consequences. The problem is that this black and white image doesn’t give an accurate representation of the world of dangerous substances.
The best example of this is K2, otherwise known as Spice or Synthetic Marijuana. K2 was once legal on a technicality but is now banned. Government officials are keen to see all “legal highs” like this banned. This is because these drugs are potent, unregulated and highly dangerous.
K2 And Other Synthetic Drugs Are Not
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The prevalence of STIs and the effectiveness of STD testing clinics are important issues in UK healthcare. Recent data has shown that there is work to do in both areas. Public Health England issued a report in October 2016 outlining the impact of STIs and their increase in 2015. Overall, the total number of new STI diagnoses did decrease. This equated to a 3% decrease in around 435,000 cases, making London on-par with New York City’s STD rates.
This is largely due to a decrease in STD testing for genital warts, HPV, and chlamydia. However, there are concerns over the correlation between reduced accessibility to testing and positive diagnoses. Chlamydia remains a … Read the rest
Introduction Of Club Drugs
Raves and drugs go hand in hand. The culture of the rave and clubbing, and the style of music, all contribute to the ongoing popularity of drug use. This is not a phenomenon of the 1990s. Club drugs are still used across the country, and the range of options is growing.
The Number One Choice In Club Drugs For Most Ravers Is Ecstasy
When we think of club drugs, we tend to immediately think of ecstasy and its related substances. This means ecstasy pills, MDMA power, and new drugs like Molly. Some clubbers and ravers are under the impression that Molly and MDMA are the same things. This is not always … Read the rest
Introduction Of Synthetic Marijuana
Synthetic marijuana sounds like the ideal alternative for drug users that can’t obtain the illegal, natural weed. Drug users that cannot get their preferred fix will look for the next best thing. The issue here is that synthetic marijuana is far from it. It is more dangerous and disturbing with poor regulation and communication over its ingredients. That is not another form of weed.
That is a plant material sprayed with synthetic cannabinoids and other chemicals to create a quick, simple high. Their reputation has exploded in recent years, with devastating effect. A recent ban of K2 and Spice came in to combat the issue, but the problem goes much deeper.… Read the rest
Molly is a phenomenon we tend to associate with American youth culture. Young adults are using this drug as fun, cheap alternative to ecstasy to get high on nights out. It is the pinnacle club drug right now because of its place in the EDM scene and modern culture. This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t fear the use of Molly in the UK. There is nothing to stop this alternative drug from flooding the British club scene.
In fact, Mandy, as it is sometimes known here, is around. The presence of this drug is a concern because of its potential dangers and a lack of information about its origin. Drug users need to be … Read the rest
Club Drug Clinic
The Club Drug Clinic is a facility that is at the cutting edge of addiction treatment, research and support in London. They work with Imperial College London to provide evidence for treatments and therapies and have a lot of experience with the subject.
- What does this mean for addicts that choose to go there?
- How are they able to help?
- What Sort Of Treatment Options Can Patients Expect At This Clinic?
It is important that all users dealing with drug addiction recovery get the right sort of counselling and support. This means spending time with a wide range of professionals and mentors that can guide them through the process. The specialist team … Read the rest
STI Crisis In UK
The idea of a sexual health crisis is one that may pass us by in modern media. There are so many concerns about NHS cuts and more savory health issues that we could ignore talk of syphilis. Warnings of a sexual health crisis can also seem out of place beside figures of lower chlamydia rates.
If chlamydia diagnoses and other incidences of STIs are down, how can the nation be reaching crisis point? The answer to this issue comes in two important factors. First, not all sexually transmitted diseases are declining. Second, just because they are not diagnosed doesn’t mean that they are not there.
We May Think That STI Cases
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LSD Effects For The Brain
Ask drug users what is going on in heir’s heads on a trip, and you will get some interesting answers. Some will talk about the feelings of euphoria, calmness, or disassociation with the world. Others will talk about the hallucinations and images seen. Then others just won’t have a good answer, they just like the feeling.
All these answers are personal and subjective. The question for scientists is simple.
What is going on inside their brains on a neurological level?
Studies of the brain activity of LSD, users have come up with some fascinating scientific images. In an Imperial College London study, volunteers took a dose of LSD via injection … Read the rest
Hair Drug Testing
There are many different ways to test for the presence of drugs within the body. Urine tests are perhaps the most well-known in professional situations. Breath tests are now in force in roadside situations and nightclubs to test for alcohol and other signs of intoxication. Saliva tests can also play their part for short-term drug use.
Drug testing through hair is different because of the lifespan of metabolites within the hair strands and the accuracy. A well-prepared sample can provide evidence on different substances over a long time frame.
What Are Testers Looking For Hair Drug Testing?
Drug tests on hair help us to determine the use of many different substances. … Read the rest
Bath salts, otherwise known as synthetic cathinone, have been on the radar for drug enforcement officials for years now. Some substances that are now understood through testing are now placed under a ban. The problem is that there are many other chemical formulas in development all the time.
Supply and demand will always rule, and makers will always look for ways to beat the system. New products mean new “legal” highs that young people can take whenever and wherever they please. This has lead to a big problem in controlling the classifications of drugs and dealing with the health risks.
What Are Bath Salts?
When we talk about bath salts, we don’t … Read the rest