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Women’s Brains Effected More by Stimulants

It is a reasonable assessment that men and women experience some things differently, with levels of severity and experiences that vary from case to case. With no intention of making a harmful generalization, it is still interesting to consider the differences between how certain thing effect the sexes in different ways. Now researchers are suggesting . . . . Continue Reading


6 Ways Drugs Affect the Neuroscience of the Brain

The brain has an intricate system of nerves and neurotransmitters enabling neurons to produce signals communicating with itself in various circumstances to create our senses and perceptions. So of course when foreign molecules are introduced into the brain they can corrupt this communication system. Drugs do this by mimicking brain’s neurotransmitters or by hijacking their . . . . Continue Reading


Should Shops Selling Synthetics Face More Severe Punishment?

Somewhere in every state there are shops set up on one corner or another in nearly every neighborhood selling synthetic drugs. The topic may not be new, but for one state the punishment for distributing such substances just got more serious as legislators try to get a grip on the stuff flooding the market and . . . . Continue Reading


The Addiction and Death of Starlet Amanda Peterson

Phyllis Amanda Peterson was born in Greeley, Colorado on July 8th, 1971 and her life’s journey came to a tragic and screeching halt just days before her 44th birthday on July 3rd 2015. Known by Amanda Peterson, she was an American actress who got her shining time in the spotlight started with her first feature . . . . Continue Reading


Could a Pregnant Mom’s Diet Impact Child’s Drug Abuse?

For all potential mothers, this is an interesting little tidbit of potentially useful research when it comes to being pregnant and trying to take care of yourself in the best possible way to promote positive health in your children. Recently researchers at the Rockefeller University conducted a study with rats, where they determined a mother’s . . . . Continue Reading


First Ever Law to Require Eating Disorder Treatment Coverage

This article is an honor to write, because it represents a paramount shift in the way the world is envisioning mental health, and more specifically eating disorders. A prosperity sure to change the world. Eating disorders are dismal and deadly, heartsick in the way they can go virtually unnoticed in the lives of many, and . . . . Continue Reading


Liquid Ecstasy: Sickening Synthetic

Synthesized substances have been popping up everywhere, and for some reason people confuse the word ‘synthetic’ for ‘safe’ when it comes to illicit narcotics, but this is a belief based in fiction and authored by producers with no concern for the consequences these toxins reap on their customers. With the growing popularity of synthetic drugs, . . . . Continue Reading


Drug Testing Fingerprints Is On the Way

You may remember a while back  a story about how the University of Surrey led a team of researchers from several different schools in the UK and the Netherlands to develop a drug test using fingerprints to detect if someone had ingested cocaine using different types of an analytical chemistry technique known as “mass spectrometry” . . . . Continue Reading


The Truth of Suboxone Abuse

Suboxone: What is it? Suboxone is a drug commonly used to assist opiate addicts with weaning themselves off of other substances, and is a powerful combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone, both created to combat serious effects of opioid addiction. Buprenorphine– a synthetic opiate created to prevent withdrawal symptoms that come from ceasing use of heroin or other opioids . . . . Continue Reading


Women at Higher Risk of Ecstasy Overdose

According to an article in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, MDMA was created nearly a century ago as researchers felt confident that the drug could be of use in psychotherapy. However over time, the use of the drug fell out of favor and eventually became illegal. Ultimately MDMA resurfaced in the illicit drug market commonly sold . . . . Continue Reading