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5 Comic Book Super-Women You Didn’t Know Battled Addiction

As a super-geek myself, any opportunity to talk super-heroes is a chance I’m willing to take. But this is actually a really cool way to touch on some difficult topics. So this is for all comic-book-loving-ladies AND comic-book-lady-lovers! For many decades people have found incredible stories of empowerment in the pages of comic books. Super-human . . . . Continue Reading


Did You Know Middle-Aged Women Use the Most Opioids in America?

For a long time, people have assumed those most at risk of drug abuse were young teens, especially in urban areas. But prescription narcotics have ushered in a new and frightening era of substance use disorder with powerful opioids, so this may not be the case. A new report has shown that middle-aged women are . . . . Continue Reading


Why Women Stay: Understanding Battered Woman Syndrome

The term “battered woman syndrome” applies to any woman who has lived through at least two cycles of abuse from a partner. Often, people are left wondering: why did they stay? However, the reasons are complex and vary from woman to woman. Women in abusive relationships often stay because they are afraid to leave. In . . . . Continue Reading


What Are the Side-Effects of Suboxone?

Author: Justin Mckibben With such a high rate of opioid abuse across the country, concerning both prescription medications and illicit narcotics, the demand for access to treatment has become paramount to addressing the opioid epidemic. One form of treatment for addiction is based around maintenance medications, using a strategy consistent with the concept of harm . . . . Continue Reading


Ambien Addiction: Signs of Sleep Medication Abuse

Zolpidem is a hypnotic drug that was originally marketed as Ambien, and is now available all over the world under various brand names. This powerful sedative is primarily prescribed for sleep problems such as insomnia. For medical use, Ambien should only be used for short periods. However, many people become dependent on the drug to . . . . Continue Reading


Preventing Teen Drug Abuse: 3 Steps to Safeguard Your Home

It has been estimated that two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription medicine get them from friends, family, and acquaintances. Even worse, many teens report their first experience with drugs coming from the family medicine cabinet. As the prescription drug epidemic continues to become a major topic of discussion, another issue needs to be address: how . . . . Continue Reading


Heroin Addiction Making Huge Impact in Congress

Author: Justin Mckibben Over the years the old-school no mercy and no-holds-barred approach to the War on Drugs in America has been the law of the land and in recent years we have seen the real tragic impact of this kind of drug policy dogma being pushed onto the people, watching households and communities topple . . . . Continue Reading


Party Drug Ketamine Shown to Instantly Cure Depression Symptoms

Antidepressants have long been prescribed for the treatment of depression and other psychological conditions such as anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and addiction. However, the downside to antidepressants is that they can take six to eight weeks before the user feels the full effect. What if there was a drug that could instantly take depression away? Turns . . . . Continue Reading


Jim Carrey’s Prescription Drugs Suspected to Be Used in Catherine White’s Suicide

The internet and the news has been shook up and bogged down with the tragic story of Catherine White, Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend, who committed suicide. First we were hit with the shocking headline when the body of the 30 year old make-up artists from Ireland was discovered in her Los Angeles home, and then . . . . Continue Reading


Are 3D Printed Drugs the Future?

Author: Justin Mckibben Yeah, we said it. The future of medicine has found a new home in the 3rd dimension, with 3D printers making new waves of innovation in the medical community. So far we have already seen the results of CD printing in the medical field, including things like custom prosthetics. Now we have . . . . Continue Reading