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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet #1 for Treating Common Drug Overdoses Quickly

Treating Drug Overdose Is a Race Against Time Drug overdoses can be fatal- and they often are. In 2014 47,055 Americans died from drug overdose. Accidental overdose is now the number one cause of death in America; from 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million people have died from drug...

The Prescription Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic: Are Doctors the Key to Ending It?

There’s no way around it: Americans are addicted to prescription opioids. For every minor ache, pain, or crick, we pop a pill in our mouths- or more than one. We want our pain medications stronger, faster acting, and longer-lasting. Is that any surprise, though? Our history with opioids has been...

What’s the Difference? Uppers and Downers

Thus far in the “What’s the Difference?” series we’ve covered Heroin and Fentanyl, Meth and Crystal Meth, K-2 and Marijuana, Beer, Wine, and Spirits, MDMA, Ecstasy, and Molly, and Crack Cocaine and Powdered Cocaine. While I certainly hope you’ve learned something in those installments, it’s time we get down to...

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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...

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