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Consequences of an Opioid Overdose – Part I

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Nobody ever wants to discuss the consequences of an opioid overdose, but the fact remains, people that are addicted to opioids and opiates may one day face a situation where they take too much, or buy something on the street that is stronger than they expected, and the […]


10 Must-Read Books About Mental Health

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by The stigma surrounding mental health issues has lost significant footing in recent years. Yet with almost 44 million people experiencing some type of mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), there is more work to be done so that anyone […]


The Problem of Mislabeled Edible Marijuana Products

Last Updated on November 21, 2016 by Twenty-three states across the country have legalized medicinal marijuana. Four states, plus the District of Columbia, now permit the sale and consumption of the drug for recreational purposes. As citizens and their state governments continue to charge ahead of the federal government where pot is concerned, critics point […]


Kratom – Not Your Average Herbal Supplement

Last Updated on August 18, 2020 by If you haven’t heard of Kratom don’t feel like you’re out of the loop. In fact, you’re not that far behind the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency only issued an alert on the Kratom plant, known as Mitragyna speciosa, a member of the coffee family […]


Date Rape Drugs and Dangerous Liaisons

Last Updated on September 4, 2019 by “Date Rape Drugs” are a class of odorless and tasteless drugs that can easily be slipped into a person’s drink, incapacitating them, and making them extremely vulnerable to sexual assault. Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine are three drugs that come to mind in this category, though both law enforcement […]


Why Do People Get Addicted To Drugs and Alcohol?

Last Updated on February 5, 2021 by Addiction is a painful disease, and also a confusing one. Family and friends of an addict wonder why their loved one continues to abuse drugs and alcohol when it’s clear they’re destroying their life. “Why don’t they just stop?” is a question constantly asked. In many cases, the […]


Diet and Depression? The Brain-Gut Connection to Mental Health

Last Updated on February 26, 2019 by It turns out the old adage “you are what you eat” is not just about our bodies, but about our minds as well. Diet, according to the latest research, is as important to mental health as is it is to physical health. Some psychiatrists have even started examining […]


10 Countries That Ended Their War on Drugs

Last Updated on January 8, 2018 by America’s war on drugs has reached a tipping point. Fifty-one percent of all federal prisoners between 2011 and 2013 were serving time for drug related offenses. The “war” has officially been raging since the ’70s when President Nixon declared drugs public enemy number one. However, strict Puritanical policies […]