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Category: Addiction Studies

Whitney Houston Documentary in the Works- Will We Get Answers About Her Drug Abuse?

Whitney Houston Documentary in the Works- Will We Get Answers About Her Drug Abuse?

Just one day after reporting about Nick Gordon ending his silence regarding the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we’re getting news regarding a new Whitney Houston documentary. Directed by Oscar-winner Kevin MacDonald, this will be the first theatre released documentary approved by the Houston estate. “The story that is never...

Fossil Discovery Says Dinosaurs Loved Psychedelic Fungi: Dino LSD Related to Ergot

Fossil Discovery Says Dinosaurs Loved Psychedelic Fungi: Dino LSD Related to Ergot

Would you go as far to trip on LSD by eating mold? Don’t do that, you’ll die. But the dinosaurs didn’t. (Well, not from ergot poisoning at least.) A new fossil discovery confirmed the presence of pre-historic grass, which in turn lead to the discovery of a hallucinogenic fungi. Paleontologists...

Cocaine Triggers Brain Cannibalism- Yaaay!

Cocaine Triggers Brain Cannibalism- Yaaay!

If you asked someone to name five illicit substances off the top of their head, odds are cocaine would be one of the first drugs to come to mind. That fact boils down popularity: both in the real world and in Hollywood. It seems after alcohol and nicotine, cocaine is...

Harbor Village Gets Ready to Launch Three New Addiction Treatment Tracks: Mature, Intensive, Newcomers

Harbor Village Gets Ready to Launch Three New Addiction Treatment Tracks: Mature, Intensive, Newcomers

We take a lot of time to cover the latest studies in addiction, self-help articles, and points of interest in the addiction community- but sometimes we forget to mention ourselves a little. Harbor Village is a drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation center all in one. Our mission is to...

What Studying Zombie Ants Taught Me About Addiction

What Studying Zombie Ants Taught Me About Addiction

When I enrolled in a Zoology course this semester, I knew I would have to balance my work life and school life, but I never really thought the two would intersect in any meaningful or substantial way. Like most college students who also work full-time, I figured the most my...

Addiction Medicine Recognized as New Subspecialty for Medical Doctors

Addiction Medicine Recognized as New Subspecialty for Medical Doctors

There’s been a new development in the medical field that could completely change the way we treat substance abuse in America- and no, it’s not some miracle medication or memory-altering procedure: addiction medicine is now recognized as a sub-specialty for medical professionals. What does this mean? Well, until now doctors...

What if You Knew Before? DNA Tests Can Predict Potential Addiction

What if You Knew Before? DNA Tests Can Predict Potential Addiction

DNA testing isn’t completely a new concept, but doctors and physicians are starting to use DNA to predict addiction. This is huge! We all know (or at least, we should) genuine substance use disorders (not to be confused with substance abuse- although this is a precursor to the disease) stem...

The Stages of Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation in a Nutshell

Narcan Is Saving Lives and May Lead to Rehab Help for Some

Sometimes a friendly reminder is a good thing. Our blog covers both trending news in the recovery (or not) community and arms readers with applicable “how tos.” The bottom line is to treat the disease of addiction, treatment is absolutely necessary. I emphasize the word disease because that’s what addiction...

College Kids and Pills: The Epidemic Born From Perfectionism

College Kids and Pills: The Epidemic Born From Perfectionism

College can be a stressful: it’s time in our lives when we’re supposed to setting ourselves up for our future careers and discovering ourselves as fledgling adults. We experience our first true tastes of freedom and responsibility, on top of juggling classes, exams, and for some, employment and financial strife...

Addiction: The Things Most People Get Wrong

Addiction: The Things Most People Get Wrong

Perhaps the most tragic injustice of addiction is the denial of its inherent status as a disease. Countless studies continue to pinpoint genetic catalysts of the physical and psychological disorder, and yet, somehow addiction is still considered a “choice.” Not to mention innumerable studies have elucidated the ultimate effects of...