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4 Ways to Treat Depression Without Drugs

Last Updated on February 26, 2019 by Less than a hundred years ago, treatment for depression might have simply been a doctor suggesting that the patient, “Keep their chin up” or “develop a stiff upper lip.” Today, however, patients with severe depression could receive any number of prescribed medications with hopes of relieving their symptoms. […]


The “Crystal” Menace: Methamphetamine and Addiction

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Everyone of a certain age has heard about Methamphetamines. This incredibly addictive central nervous stimulant has even been the subject of the hit television show, “Breaking Bad,” which aired for 6 seasons, from 2008 to 2013. Often going by names like “crystal meth,” “ice,” and “glass,” methamphetamines wreak […]


A Brief Guide to Drug Scheduling in the United States

Last Updated on September 4, 2018 by From Dr. McMunn’s Elixir of Opium, sold in the 1830s, to the state of Colorado legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana, the U.S. has a long history of government drug regulation. Current federal law defines 5 separate categories or “schedules” for drugs. Substances are classified by […]


51 Random Acts of Kindness and Why They Matter

Last Updated on December 29, 2020 by Neurologists have long known that when we feel physical pain, a part of our brain lights up. A study at the University of California Berkeley has also shown that the brain responds in a similar manner when we witness someone else experience pain. According to researchers, empathy is […]


The Dangers of Abusing Ketamine – Falling Into the K-Hole

Last Updated on September 4, 2019 by If your first thought is about a bowl of cereal after hearing the phrase “Special K,” you’re likely not a college or high school aged party animal. Slang for the drug Ketamine, “Special K” is classified as a fast-acting, but short-lasting, dissociative anesthetic that produces an “out of […]


The Use and Abuse of Benzodiazepines, aka Benzos

Last Updated on February 26, 2018 by The psychoactive class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines was discovered by a Polish-American chemist in 1955. As an anti-anxiety drug, Benzos, as they’re often referred to, have a wide range of medical applications. These highly addictive drugs are, in fact, so effective that by 1977 they became the […]


Calming The Mind: Famous People With Anxiety Disorders

Last Updated on August 18, 2020 by Having the right amount of anxiety is an important part of being a healthy adult. Anxiety sometimes warns us that we need to take action, prepare for an event, or in different circumstances, it keeps us out of harm’s way. It is so prevalent it affects all of […]