Caffeine, Nicotine Withdrawal Can Lead You to the ICU and Cause Problems for You There.

Sudden withdrawal from coffee and cigarettes can trigger symptoms that mimic serious disease, leading to unnecessary tests in hospital intensive care units, a new review concludes. "Nicotine and caffeine are some of the most commonly used and highly addictive substances in modern society, but they are often overlooked as a potential source of significant withdrawal … Continue reading Caffeine, Nicotine Withdrawal Can Lead You to the ICU and Cause Problems for You There.

Coming Off Your ‘Happy Pills’ Can Cause Antidepressant Withdrawal – and Could Set You Up for More Depression and More Problems

A word to the wise:  Don't start what Jesus Christ came here to destroy.  Depression is one of those things.  ~NationalAddictionNews.com Can going off your medication cause antidepressant withdrawal symptoms (antidepressant discontinuation syndrome)? About 10% of women ages 18 and over take antidepressants. As many of us know, these medications can be a godsend when … Continue reading Coming Off Your ‘Happy Pills’ Can Cause Antidepressant Withdrawal – and Could Set You Up for More Depression and More Problems

Mount Sinai Study Finds CBD Treats Opioid Addiction By Reducing Cravings And Anxiety

Mount Sinai study finds CBD is effective at treating opioid addiction by reducing cravings and anxiety without harmful side effects Cannabidiol (CBD) reduced cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with a history of heroin abuse, suggesting a potential role for it in helping to break the cycle of addiction, according to research conducted at the Icahn … Continue reading Mount Sinai Study Finds CBD Treats Opioid Addiction By Reducing Cravings And Anxiety

Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!

Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. It is said that Kratom affects the human brain similarly to an opiate, although there is no conclusive clinical data proving how the alkaloids work in relation to the human brain. But that certainly hasn’t stopped people from … Continue reading Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!

3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)

I am posting the article below for those of you who insist on benzo tapering on your own - despite the risks of  VERY SERIOUS, EVEN FATAL SIDE EFFECTS.  You truly need to be tapered in a medically supervised setting (hospital or detox facility) by a board certified addictions medical doctor.  That all said, I … Continue reading 3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)

How Long Does Antidepressant Withdrawal Last?

There are far better ways of dealing with depression and anxiety than going to a shrink and getting one or more Big Pharma 'pill(s)'.  Does that even make logical sense when you consider that a pill can make you happy?  A pill puts you in emotional restraints and is like a straight jacket for your … Continue reading How Long Does Antidepressant Withdrawal Last?

SCIENTISTS JOURNEY INTO THE DARK SIDE OF CANNABIS

CANNABIS IS  quite the drug. It can treat inflammation, pain, nausea, and anxiety, just to name a few ailments. But like any drug, cannabis comes with risks, chief among them something called cannabis use disorder, or CUD. Studies show that an estimated 9 percent of cannabis users will develop a dependence on the drug. Think … Continue reading SCIENTISTS JOURNEY INTO THE DARK SIDE OF CANNABIS

I am presenting facts about marijuana abuse because people are thinking that, just because its been legalized in most places, that it must be 'safe'.  It is NOT safe!  Not too long ago, most thought doctors' prescriptions for opioids, benzodiazepines, and other drugs were 'safe' but found out that 1 person dies every 8 minutes … Continue reading

She drank KRATOM TEA WHILE PREGNANT. Then her NEWBORN WENT INTO WITHDRAWAL.

The woman had used oxycodone for almost a decade but told her doctors she had been sober for two years. She never touched narcotics during her pregnancy, she said, and had completed rehab. But her newborn son was in withdrawal: jittery, screaming and requiring an infusion of morphine to stay alive. The infant craved drugs, … Continue reading She drank KRATOM TEA WHILE PREGNANT. Then her NEWBORN WENT INTO WITHDRAWAL.

Prominent Psychiatrist Speaks Frankly as to Why Antidepressants Are So Dangerous

When one of the world’s leading psychiatrist issues such a severe warning about antidepressants, we should probably listen. In 1994 Dr. Allen Francis chaired the committee that assembled the DSM-IV, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is sometimes referred to as the bible of mental health. In a recent interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, … Continue reading Prominent Psychiatrist Speaks Frankly as to Why Antidepressants Are So Dangerous