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Racism in the War on Drugs

Racism in the War on Drugs

Racism has been embedded in the United State’s war on drugs since its inception. The war on drugs has had little impact on drug use rates or public safety, but it has resulted in a skyrocketed prison population, especially among communities of color. The impact of the war on drugs has been mass incarceration, increased…

The Environmental Impact of Growing Drugs

The Environmental Impact of Growing Drugs

The conversation about drugs almost always revolves around their impacts on societal wellness and personal health. It’s true that drug production and usage can cause widespread societal and public health concerns. But the effects of such substances have a more complicated bigger picture. Producing mass quantities of drugs harms the environment in multifaceted ways. It’s vital to…

Alcohol and Bloating: How Drinking Affects the Stomach

Alcohol and Bloating: How Drinking Affects the Stomach

After drinking alcohol, you may have noticed concerns like stomach pain, discomfort or bloating. While occasional abdominal bloating is normal, alcohol-related abdominal bloating may cause more uncomfortable symptoms and indicate other medical conditions or complications. To improve alcohol-related stomach bloating and discomfort, you must first understand how your digestive system processes alcohol. How Alcohol Affects…