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Molly – Rave Club Drug – Never Pure MDMA, Not Even Close

“Molly” is the most widely used slang term for the club drug methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA). It was initially created in 1912 by a chemist at the pharmaceutical company Merck. MDMA saw its first applications by a small set of psychotherapists in the late 70s and early 80s.a By 1985, the drug received a Schedule I classification… Continue Reading

Binge Drinking- Clear Sign Of An Alcohol Problem

Binge drinking is the act of excessive episodic drinking to the point where one gets a hangover for a few days. It is the rapid consumption of alcohol within a limited time frame to get drunk. The NIAAA defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams… 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

What are the Most Abused Prescription Drugs?

Some of the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the country are prescription medications legally prescribed by doctors. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that around 18 million people misused prescription drugs in 2017. In some cases, patients develop an addiction to their medications, but in other situations, an unprotected family medicine cabinet can… Continue Reading

Five Stages of Addiction – The Cycle Of Substance Abuse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an estimated 24.6 million Americans struggle with substance abuse on a day-to-day basis. Many of them are seemingly healthy and productive. Most healthcare experts agree there are five stages of addiction. It’s vital to emphasize that addiction doesn’t necessarily happen instantly. Instead, developing the disease is… Continue Reading

How Long Can Someone Expect The Effects Of Adderall To Last

Adderall is an amphetamine prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. Adderall stimulates the central nervous system by forcing the brain to release extra norepinephrine, dopamine, and adrenaline, three neurotransmitters implicated in the “fight or flight” response humans rely on to survive stressful situations. A user’s length feels these effects depend on individual variables… Continue Reading