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American Teens Getting High on Opium: Is it Cause for Fall in Teen Population?

America has begun to face another new threat of losing the most of its teen population from the overdose of Opiate drugs

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November 6, 2016: America has begun to face another new threat of losing the most of its teen population from the overdose of Opiate drugs. It has reported a drop in the population of American teens, due to Vicodin and Oxycontin medications. Right from the mid-1990’s the usage of Opium has increased in pain killing drugs. For better results in curing pain, scientists came up with the addition of the drug in medicines. But, it is having adverse long time effect on the teens of the country.

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Kids Addicted to Pain Killer Drugs

These Opiate medications which treat chronic pain resulted in about 19000 deaths till 2014. Trauma pediatric discharge records of children and teens of ages 1-19 from 1997-2012 showed the admission of these children, about 13000 of them for Opiate poisoning and 15-19 aged teens were for Heroin poisoning. Doctors say, “From 1997-2012 Opiate poisoning has doubled. And the highest admissions were for teenagers, ages 15-19. 1-4 ages of hospitalization are been increased. Heroin poisoning increased 150% during this time period.”

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Vicodin and Oxycontin- The Narcotic Trafficking

Painkilling drugs that have a high amount of Vicodin and Oxycontin are in wide circulation in  the USA. When teens and children are prescribed this medication, they often get addicted to these drugs. This has also resulted in an increase in the illegal trafficking of Narcotic drugs into the country, targeting the teen groups.

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America faced 950% increase of Methadone and Heroin abuse among its teens in the period of 1990-2012. In order to make situations better, the physicians are trying to include new alternatives for Oxycontin and Vicodin.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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Indian cuisine in FIFA World cup
Indian dishes available in Moscow during FIFA World Cup 2018, representational image, wikimedia commons

June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia
FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)