Largest Study on how Cannabis has Changed Over Time Finds Increased Strength Putting Consumers at Greater Risk of Harm

New research shows that over the past 50 years street cannabis across the world has become substantially stronger carrying an increased risk of harm. The team behind the study from the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath, synthesised data from over 80,000 cannabis samples tested in the past 50 years from street samples collected in … Continue reading Largest Study on how Cannabis has Changed Over Time Finds Increased Strength Putting Consumers at Greater Risk of Harm

Too-Little Sleep Can Increase the Rewarding Properties of Cocaine, Paving Way to Addiction

A new study finds sleep-deprived mice find cocaine more rewarding. Sleep deprivation increases rewarding properties of cocaine through motivation peptide. Sleep deprivation may pave the way to cocaine addiction. Too-little sleep can increase the rewarding properties of cocaine, according to new research in mice published in eNeuro. Poor sleep and cocaine use go hand-in-hand. Both acute … Continue reading Too-Little Sleep Can Increase the Rewarding Properties of Cocaine, Paving Way to Addiction

Oregon Is On The Verge Of Decriminalizing Heroin, Cocaine, And LSD

In a move we are sure won't have any negative repercussions on the state's quality of life going forward, Oregon looks slated to the be the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize "hard drugs" like heroin, cocaine and LSD. The move could come as part of a ballot measure that voters will decide on during election day.  … Continue reading Oregon Is On The Verge Of Decriminalizing Heroin, Cocaine, And LSD

VIRTUAL WAYS TO CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK

LOOKING FOR RED RIBBON VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES? WE GOT YOU COVERED!  Plan a Red Ribbon “CruiseBy”Looking for a fun activity to plan while practicing social distancing? Plan a Red Ribbon Caravan! Contact your local fire or police department and ask them to join your car caravan in honor of Red Ribbon Week. Have each participant decorate … Continue reading VIRTUAL WAYS TO CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK

The Addiction Community Has It All Upside Down, Inside Out, & Backwards. What They Are Doing Isn’t Working!

In life, we would think that when something doesn't work and people continue to die in ever increasing numbers, they would stop, drop and think about why. Do they? NO! Why? It's because greed has taken over. The days of listening to Dr Phil's opinions about addiction are OVER! So, below are a few questions. … Continue reading The Addiction Community Has It All Upside Down, Inside Out, & Backwards. What They Are Doing Isn’t Working!

PRESS RELEASE: Operation Crystal Shield

U.S. Drug Enforcement AdministrationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: DEA Public Affairs(202) 307-7977 Press ReleaseAttorney General William P. Barr and Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea Announce results of Operation Crystal Shield.Nearly 29,000 pounds of methamphetamine seized by DEA before reaching American streets. WASHINGTON – Today, Attorney General William P. Barr and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Operation Crystal Shield

Experts Agree: Sugar Might Be as Addictive as Cocaine

We reward children with it over the holidays or for a job well done in school. And we reward ourselves with it after a particularly stressful day or to celebrate a birthday or a special success. We add sugar to our coffee, bake it into our favorite treats, and spoon it over our breakfast. We … Continue reading Experts Agree: Sugar Might Be as Addictive as Cocaine

Addiction: A Whole New View

I wanted to present to you an older article that, although it comes from a 'wordly' view, it is one of the best definitions of addiction that I have found. It was originally published in Psychology Today. So, enjoy! We're all capable of being addicts. Here's the lowdown on our fight against addiction. Millions of … Continue reading Addiction: A Whole New View

Symptoms of Addiction

Recurrent use of a substance, or engagement with an activity, that leads to impairment or distress, is the core of addictive disorders. The clinical diagnosis of an addiction is based on the presence of at least two of a number of features: The substance or activity is used in larger amounts or for a longer … Continue reading Symptoms of Addiction

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms: When do you start showing them and how to cope?

Regular users of alcohol are likely to experience some sort of withdrawal symptoms if they do not get to drink — a situation some could be facing during the lockdown. The symptoms may vary according to one’s drinking habit. This means that the symptoms could be more significant for heavy drinkers. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms “Alcohol … Continue reading Alcohol withdrawal symptoms: When do you start showing them and how to cope?