Drug Addiction

April 23, 2024

John Carter

Types of Drugs: Opioids, Depressants, Stimulants, Hallucinogens and More

They affect the brain’s monoamine neurotransmitter systems, which include norepinephrine and dopamine. Many drugs can alter a person’s thinking and judgment, and can lead to health risks, including addiction, drugged driving, infectious disease, and adverse effects on pregnancy. Information on commonly used drugs with the potential for misuse or addiction can be found here. Hallucinogens are […]

Drug Addiction

April 23, 2024

John Carter

Treatment and Recovery National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA

If someone you love is experiencing a substance use disorder, please bear in mind that they have a chronic illness and need support and help. Learning about addiction and how not to enable a person is one way you can help them. Having the ongoing support of loved ones and access to professionals can make […]

Drug Addiction

April 23, 2024

John Carter

Top 10 Different Types of Psychedelic Magic Mushrooms

That’s because they prefer to live in sandy soils, such as near dunes and sea grasses, and on loose, decaying wood. They can even withstand pretty chilly temperatures compared to other psilocybin containing mushrooms, from 16 to 24° C (60 – 75° F). Fortunately, that also makes Azzies easy to cultivate outside for home growers […]

Drug Addiction

April 22, 2024

John Carter

To End the Drug Crisis, Bring Addiction Out of the Shadows National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA

Yet, for her, the stigma of addiction and suicide was more powerful than the scientific understanding I was trying to bring to medicine. Our goal is to focus on preventing the possibility of unhealthy outcomes and behaviors that can push substance use into misuse or addiction. SAMHSA explains that family and friends who are supportive […]

Drug Addiction

April 22, 2024

John Carter

The Top 3 Drugs Your Cardiologist Wants to Put You on to Slow Your Heart Rate

This could mean jogging at a speed where you can still comfortably hold a conversation. Walking in nature, scientifically referred to as “green exercise,” has also been shown to improve nighttime heart rate variability8. According to Twyman, slow, relaxing breathing is the quickest way to get the heart rate down. When your thyroid is in […]

Drug Addiction

April 22, 2024

John Carter

Stigma and Discrimination National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA

As clinicians, psychologists have opportunities to promote resilience to stigma to prevent the development of SUDs, and leverage acceptance and mindfulness approaches to reduce internalized stigma among people with SUDs. As researchers, psychologists can clarify the experiences and impacts of stigma among people with SUDs over time and adapt the stigma-reduction toolbox to address SUD […]

Drug Addiction

April 19, 2024

John Carter

Simple Ways to Store Urine for a Drug Test: 8 Steps

The analysis can determine whether a person used specific drugs days or weeks before testing. Synthetic urine kits are often mentioned as a way to pass a drug test, supplying you with fake THC-free urine to pass off as your own. However, tests are advanced enough to notice the differences between synthetic and authentic urine, […]

Drug Addiction

April 19, 2024

John Carter

Silent, not deadly; how farts cure diseases Science

Although radiation is typically only given once per day to avoid damaging other parts of the brain, it still can have an impact on other brain cells. Most people notice changes in cognition, mood swings, and memory issues during radiation. It’s quite obvious that this treatment can kill some healthy brain cells, but doctors do […]

Drug Addiction

April 19, 2024

John Carter

Signs of Drug Use and Addiction How To Tell If Someone Is On Drugs

Our team of addiction medicine experts are compassionate and committed to making addiction treatment accessible, understandable, and affordable. It’s important to note that you cannot indicate the level of intoxication solely based on the condition of the eyes. Some substances may cause dilated pupils at recreational doses, while others (like benzodiazepines) only dilate the eyes […]

Drug Addiction

April 18, 2024

John Carter

Signs of Cocaine Use How To Tell If Someone Uses Cocaine

It’s best to keep the conversation calm and focused on your support and on places that your loved one can go for help. Steering clear of accusations and arguments can help the conversation go in a more useful direction. Remember that people will only take steps toward recovery when they’re ready. You can’t force someone […]

Drug Addiction