Commonly used drugs, including caffeine, weed, and booze, affect the body and brain in different ways because of their different chemical structures. This post from Business Insider India gives a low-down on the effect some of the most common drugs have on the brain. A puff of this, and the world transforms into a colorful kaleidoscope of dancing patterns and waves of sound; a ... Continue Reading
How Many People Die from Prescription Painkillers?
2013 Data from CDC reveals how many people die from prescription painkillers. This post from reset.me sheds light on the unduly large effect prescription drugs have on teenagers. Combine the number of overdose deaths caused by heroin and cocaine, and you still haven’t matched the number of deaths caused by pharmaceutical prescription medications each year in the United States. ... Continue Reading
The Truth About Drug Addiction
Do you believe that drug addiction is a moral failing caused by too much hedonistic partying? Or is drug addiction a disease taking place in a chemically hijacked brain? Johann Hari, author of 'Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs', asserts that none of these are true and almost everything we have been told till now about addiction is wrong. It is ... Continue Reading
The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think
Addiction and drugs are synonymous, right? Seems logical enough... that's the story told and understood. But what if this deep rooted belief was questioned. Would you feel open enough to shift perspective for a moment and see another side? Well, we invite you to just that by reading this article... Written by: Johann Hari Author of "Chasing The Scream: The First ... Continue Reading