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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy – Illegal Drugs Treating Mental Health Issues Like Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Addiction

Before psychedelic drugs like psilocybin mushrooms, peyote, mescaline and LSD were outlawed in the United States, scientists studied the potential medicinal effects of these substances with great interest. After the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 classified a number of psychedelics as Schedule I narcotics, funding for this kind of research all but disappeared, until recently. […]


Search “Medication Disposal Near Me” and Google Maps Will Show You Where

In early 2019, Google reported that searches for “medication disposal near me” reached an all-time high in January. This represents a spike in public awareness about the dangers of leftover, unused medications that, in many cases, are addictive and even deadly. While that’s good news, more works still needs to be done to raise awareness. […]


Why is China Refusing to Stop the Flow of Fentanyl Into the United States?

At the end of January 2019, officials at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection declared a seizure of fentanyl powder and pills – 254 pounds in total – the largest in history. It was enough of the deadly synthetic opioid to kill an estimated 100 million Americans. The haul came through Mexico, in a truck […]


9 Celebrities & Famous People With OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

Anxiety disorders top the chart as some of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) falls into this category. It should come as no surprise that there are many celebrities and famous people with OCD who are affected by the disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health defines OCD […]


Utah Lowers Blood Alcohol Content Level (BAC) for Drivers to 0.05 – Will Other States Follow Their Lead?

With some of the nation’s strictest alcohol laws already on the books, Utah doubles down by lowering the threshold for motorists that can be charged with driving while under the influence. On December 30, 2018, HB155 went into effect, decreasing the legal blood alcohol level (BAC) for drivers from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What […]


How Does Alcohol Affect Aging? A Quick Guide to the Damage Caused by Excessive Drinking

Americans are drinking less alcohol than before, according to a 2018 survey. However, the sale of spirits – beer, wine, and liquor – increased by just over 5 percent during the same period. The industry report also notes that consumers 60 years and older are at least partially responsible for the increase in alcohol sales. […]


9 Movies About Eating Disorders

With National Eating Disorders Awareness Week during the month of February, it’s important to highlight just how common they are in society. In fact, Hollywood has produced a number of movies about eating disorders that can be rented or streamed online. Contrary to the harmful stereotypes that exist about eating disorders, people of all ages, […]


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February

February 2 to February 8, 2020 The stereotype is that serious and life-threatening eating disorders only effect a certain segment of the population. Among the most common misconceptions is that teenage girls and young women are more likely to fall prey to these illnesses. The fact is it’s common across all genders. “That [stereotype],” Claire […]


Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17

Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17, 2020 RAK Week is February 16 to 23, 2020 Here’s the thing about Kindness – it makes people feel good, it’s a totally free pastime and, as the Random Act of Kindness Foundation points out, it’s one of the only things in the world that doubles when […]


Why Quitting Antidepressant Medication Can Be Dangerous or Make You Sick

Battling depression can make anyone feel isolated even though the chances are high that someone else they know is experiencing a similar situation. Depression is incredibly common. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 16 million adults deal with a depressive episode each year. What is Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome (ADS)? Antidepressant Discontinuation […]


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