Oxycodone Recreational Use Can Cause Addiction & Severe Consequences

Created at the University of Frankfurt in 1916, Oxycodone is a synthetic opioid made from an alkaloid in the opium poppy. It has historically been prescribed to treat severe pain and is effective. Unfortunately, this potent medication, which is in the same family as heroin, has been misused in recent years and not taken as… Continue Reading

8 Foods That Boost Serotonin For Better Mental Health & Mood

It’s essential to eat a balanced diet for healthy teeth and growing bones, especially for kids. But, somehow, the message was lost on the importance of our mental health. Today we know certain foods boost serotonin, improving mood, mental health, and outlook on life. Because serotonin is a feel-good neurotransmitter, everyone can benefit from increased levels in… Continue Reading

March is Self-Injury Awareness Month – Raising Awareness Of Self-Harm & Cutting

For some people, severe emotional and psychological pain can drive them to hurt themselves physically. Because it is such a widespread problem, March is recognized as Self-Injury Awareness Month to bring attention to the issue. Self-injury or self-harm, sometimes known as “cutting,” is an intentional, predominantly non-lethal way people struggling with mental health issues sometimes… Continue Reading

It Is Dangerous To Detox From Alcohol At Home

It’s a pivotal moment when someone with an addiction to alcohol realizes they need to quit drinking. It’s critically important to point out the dangers of detoxing from alcohol without medical supervision. Recognizing this fact can be the difference between life and death. Detoxing from alcohol should never occur at home because of the dangers… Continue Reading

6-APB: Synthetic Psychoactive Amphetamine Known As “Benzo Fury”

Benzo fury might sound like the name of a videogame character. But, instead, it is a powerful, psychoactive amphetamine with one or two molecules changed to skirt federal drug laws. Pharmacologists refer to it as 6-APB. Sometimes presented as a coarse, tan powder, the compound is more commonly pressed into tablets or capsules that users orally ingest…. Continue Reading

17 Celebrities With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD

When talking about Celebrities with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental disorder that can make it incredibly difficult for a person to sit still and concentrate, the conversation is usually centered around children. There’s a good reason for that. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2016, there were an estimated 6.1… Continue Reading

Dry January – A Healthy Reset From Drinking For the New Year

After the festivity of the holidays rolls into the New Year, it’s not uncommon for people to feel rundown mentally and physically from overeating, especially drinking more than usual. Dry January is a way for people to hit the “reset button” to give their bodies, brains, and bank accounts, a rest from the lingering effects of excessive… Continue Reading