People Are Abusing Adderall To Get High

There are two variations of Adderall pills, immediate and extended-release. The extended-release comes in capsules containing tiny beads that dissolve more slowly in the gastrointestinal tract. Abusers prefer immediate-release Adderall because of crushing the pills. In addition, some users claim that snorting immediate-release Adderall ensures the drug kick’s stimulant effects faster and with more intensity…. Continue Reading

No Matter How you Slice It, Food’s a Drug

There is no getting around the fact that we must eat to survive. That said, society has come a long way from the days of hunter-gatherers that foraged for fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, and meat. Now, most of our food comes to our tables via giant food manufactures. Even worse, the most affordable foods are… Continue Reading

The Cycle of Addiction

The cycle of addiction is the closed-loop of obsessive behavior when someone has any substance or behavioral dependency. Once a user becomes dependent on any substance or behavior, they are trapped. The 3 C’s of addiction: compulsive use cutting down continued use despite consequences Addicts get trapped in a closed loop of using or behaving… Continue Reading

Sugar Meets All the Criteria for Addiction

Through no fault of their own, millions of people have developed a physical dependency on sugar. It’s nearly identical to drug addiction. Here is a list of the criteria for substance dependency: regular use bingeing tolerance cravings withdrawal There’s a reason people light up when considering what tasty dessert they’re going to order. It’s why… Continue Reading

Over 60% in Addiction Treatment Admit Childhood Trauma

In an ideal world, every child receives nurturing, protection and education. In reality, though, life is nowhere near perfect. Instead, life is complicated, scary, and dangerous, especially for children. It is not an understatement to say that millions of children and adolescents in the U.S. are subjected to trauma each year. The toxic effects of… Continue Reading

Time To Decriminalize Drugs

For more than 50 years, the United States’ response to illicit drugs has decimated communities, ruined countless lives, and represents an antiquated, destructive approach to public health. In 2016, law enforcement agencies made one drug arrest every 20 seconds, amounting to 1.57 million arrests, according to an FBI Report. Even starker, an estimated 80 percent of… Continue Reading

Magic Mushrooms – Slowly Coming of Age

Today, there is a growing magic mushroom decriminalization movement in this country. They, however, remain illegal and listed as a Schedule I narcotic by the federal government. Three cities have minimized the laws for simple possession. Its proponents are gradually gaining traction. Psilocybin advocacy groups, like The Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform, and Education (SPORE),… Continue Reading

Online Alcohol Sales Go Viral

Most Americans stay at home and practice “social distancing” to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. But, unfortunately, they’re also stocking up on groceries, toilet paper, and, as it turns out, record amounts of alcohol. Around the third week of March, the market research firm Nielsen reports online sales of alcohol were up by 234 percent…. Continue Reading

Online AA Zoom Meetings Skyrocket

For the last 85 years, in-person Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings have been the heart and soul of its recovery process. They are a core element of the AA program for those who use these 12-step support groups to maintain sobriety. Instead of meetings in churches, lodges, clubs, and other brick and mortar locations, many AA… Continue Reading

The Difference Between Stress Versus Depression

Understanding the difference between stress and depression allows people to recognize whether they are merely experiencing some added life pressure or something more serious. To say that life is sometimes unforgiving and challenging is an understatement. Humans start experiencing stress very early on, whether at home, at school, or in even more relaxed social settings… Continue Reading