Ohioans are crossing the border and traveling to Michigan to buy medical marijuana. A few Detroit-based dispensaries are selling cannabis to people, who have valid recommendations to use medical marijuana, much ahead of the drug becoming available in their state. However, the recommendations are not going to save someone who gets caught in Ohio for..
Insys Therapeutics, a pharma company that has been actively supporting anti-marijuana campaigns in the past has recently received an approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the production of a synthetic marijuana drug, Syndros.
Already struggling with the epidemic of prescription drugs and heroin, the United States is now facing a new challenge in the form of a terrifying new substance that is 10,000 times stronger than morphine, itself a powerful pain medication made from opium, or 5,000 times more potent than heroin. The problem is only getting serious..
“Mindfulness” sounds like a buzzword, doesn’t it? The word certainly shows up a lot in recovery literature and blogs. It’s easy to dismiss, but doing so is a mistake: practicing mindfulness can be a very powerful tool in combating addiction. So what is mindfulness? Psychology Today describes it as a mental state of active attention..
Abrupt withdrawal of alcohol or drugs causes dramatic physical and mental changes that can be so severe, many people are unable to quit without help. The body’s cells that have slowly adapted to survive chronic substance intake and malnutrition cannot function properly when substances are suddenly withdrawn. The cravings that result in response to this..
Drugs and alcohol have been abused for hundreds of years. Cocaine, opiates and benzodiazepines are the most commonly abused drugs in the U.S. However, alcohol has the largest use and abuse among Americans. Each of these substances causes harmful side effects and withdrawal symptoms, some even life threatening. There are different treatments for each substance..