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Gaming Addiction: World Health Organization Recognizes “Gaming Disorder” as a New Condition

A certain segment of the American population, though fewer as the years go by, will remember the Atari 2600, the first home videogame console on the market, released around 1980. Obviously, this was pre-internet when it wasn’t uncommon to see at least a few neighborhood arcades where kids, pockets sagging with quarters, played videogames like […]

Beer Before Liquor, Never Been Sicker [and 12 Other Myths and Facts About Alcohol]

Most adults have probably heard this saying. Call it a bit of “collegiate wisdom,” the myth that drinking “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear, but beer before liquor, you’ve never been sicker.” Maybe the slightest whiff of truth in this urban legend is that most people drink beer slower than they do liquor. As […]

Will Blue-181 Be An Effective, Non-Addictive Opioid Alternative For Pain?

Researchers are racing to develop an alternative to prescription opioid painkillers that are just as effective at managing pain, though don’t come with dangerous side effects, including addiction. As the opioid crisis continues to ravage whole communities and kill an estimated 115 people a day, the stakes are incredibly high. Now, three scientists believe they’re […]

Nutritional Psychiatry’s Growing Importance in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

One of the most important power-players in mental health and wellbeing is the neurotransmitter serotonin. It allows the body and mind to manage mood, regulate sleep, appetite and even reduces physical pain. What might come as a surprise to anyone that’s not a nutritional psychiatrist, though, is that 95 percent of the body’s serotonin is […]

Getting High on Xanax: A Benzo Buzz or Bummer?

The reason benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, are popular is because they work. The sedative effect suppresses neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for fear, worry and a sense of danger. The medication also boosts confidence. So, for patients that suffer from panic attacks or other anxiety disorders – around 40 million adults in the U.S. – […]

Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl. It’s Not Just a Heroin Problem Any More.

A report put out by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found more than half of all opioid-related fatalities, in just a five month period of 2016, involved fentanyl. Heroin mixed with Fentanyl is responsible for the spike in overdose deaths since 2013 and now, much to the alarm of healthcare experts, law […]