Avicii’s Struggles With Substance Abuse

The world was shocked when EDM superstar Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman on April 20th, 2018. His music was immensely popular with the world and his work regularly charted on the Billboard 200. Yet, for all of his fame, his wealth and his popularity, he struggled deeply with alcoholism and that terrible addiction would ultimately cost him his health …

Sober Living Homes a Transitional Step

Sober living houses are exactly what they sound like. Houses without substance. People living in sober living houses are a part of a community. People who have experience addiction fill the house. They all have dealt with addiction and it has affected them. Benefits of choosing to live in a sober living house are abundant: Peer-support group Group meetings, consoling, …

Ibogaine Potential Treatment for Addiction

Addiction is not easy to overcome and it’s not meant to be easy. People have been raving about ibogaine and how it acts as “cure” for addiction. Regardless, ibogaine is a psychedelic that places people in a dream-like state. While one is busy on their introspective journey, the chemicals in ibogaine start to repair the neuroreceptors that opioids damage. This …

Stereotypes and Addiction

At a young age, many are unsure of how to act in social settings, and in the midst of finding how to act in those social settings, people will generally turn to a stereotype for guidance. Those who want to be that “edgy cool kid” will get their hair buzzed at the sides and keep it long on top and …

PTSD in Television

PTSD is becoming commonly known throughout the nation. The American Psychiatric Association, or APA, added PTSD to the third edition of its diagnosis and statistics manual. The complex phenomenon affects those who experience a traumatic event and any memory that correlates with the event can trigger one’s PTSD. For those without PTSD, it can be hard for them to understand …

Pot-Infused Candy Hoax

Halloween is a time meant for simple fun as people dress up as their favorite spooky character while collecting candy door-to-door. The holiday is geared toward having an innocent fun day for people to enjoy their fandom while enjoying little nuggets of sugar that bring a smile to one’s face. However, there are always those who like mess with tradition …

Modafinil, the New Adderall

Nootropics are becoming a favorite amoungst people. They are believed to be safe-to-use smart drugs with no side-effects. The idea behind them is that they act like vitamins and only help the brain enhance its cognitive abilities. Yes, this sounds amazing; however, drugs like Adderall and nicotine are also considered nootropics. Both of which, are notorious for their addictive capabilities. …

Kratom, what is it?

Kratom is becoming more popular with each passing day. Advocates of kratom say that it is a cure-all for those who suffer from anxiety and depression, some scientists say it can be used to help those who are addicted to opioids, and others believe that the drug is simply dangerous. Kratom itself is a tropical tree found in Southeast Asia. …

One Reason Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much

(Pixabay) There’s a new obstacle to lowering drug prices: the pharmaceutical companies have shot each other in the foot in a circular firing squad. Specifically it’s about biotechnology drugs, called biopharmaceuticals or biologics, such as vaccines and cancer drugs, which are “large molecule” drugs made partly from biological materials. Because they are large, they can’t cross the blood-brain barrier and …