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

Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real, Study Shows

It's widely believed that marijuana is not addictive, but a major new evidence review suggests that's not true. Not only can people suffer withdrawal symptoms when they quit pot, but nearly half of those who regularly or heavily use marijuana will go through withdrawal when they stop, according to the study published online April 9 … Continue reading Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real, Study Shows

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