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Anesthesiology residents are at high risk of untreated substance abuse, finds study

Anesthesiology residents are at high risk of untreated substance abuse, finds study

September 20th, 2017

Medicine is one of the most respected professions associated with characteristics such as selflessness, commitment to provide service to others, improving one’s skills and the desire to never stop acquiring knowledge, in order to be able to positively impact people’s lives. However, the path towards becoming a good health care professional is not an easy […]

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Factors that make synthetic drugs more appealing to users

Factors that make synthetic drugs more appealing to users

September 12th, 2017

Any substance of abuse that cannot be classified as plant products or diverted pharmaceuticals can be categorized as synthetic drugs. The terms designer drugs and synthetic drugs are used interchangeably. Though created by using man-made chemicals, it is not possible for anyone to really tell what’s in these synthetic drugs. In order to circumvent the […]

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Binge drinking affects women in more serious ways, says study

Binge drinking affects women in more serious ways, says study

September 7th, 2017

Binge drinking, as defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), is when men consume five or more drinks and women consume more than four drinks in about two hours. It brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level to 0.08 grams percent or above. Excessive alcohol use has become a serious […]

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Tales of the magic mushroom - Part  4: Do magic mushrooms have any beneficial effects?

Tales of the magic mushroom – Part 4: Do magic mushrooms have any beneficial effects?

August 21st, 2017

Psilocybin mushrooms, commonly known as psychedelic mushrooms and magic mushrooms, are one of the widespread and powerful psychedelics that are known for their mind-altering hallucinating properties. Due to its potential to induce euphoric and psychoactive effects, magic mushrooms are used as recreational drugs. Though magic mushrooms were traditionally part of different spiritual ceremonies, they are […]

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Tales of the magic mushroom - Part 3: Creates a hyperconnected brain

Tales of the magic mushroom – Part 3: Creates a hyperconnected brain

August 17th, 2017

Psilocybin mushrooms, commonly known as magic mushrooms or psychedelic mushrooms, are one of the powerful psychedelics known for their mind-altering hallucinating effects. Found in the tropical and subtropical atmosphere, these mushrooms have a long historical and traditional use in Mexico. Compared to others, magic mushrooms are known to create a hyperconnected brain. Such an effect […]

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Tales of the magic mushroom - Part 2: Psychological effects

Tales of the magic mushroom – Part 2: Psychological effects

August 14th, 2017

Like any mind-altering substances, magic mushrooms, also known as psilocybin mushrooms,  causes hallucinations and distortions in the senses, such as perception, color, sound, sight, etc. Though compared to other drugs it is less addictive, over 200 species of magic mushrooms contain the psychedelic compound psilocybin. As a result, the abuse of psilocybin-containing mushrooms can cause […]

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Tales of the magic mushroom - Part 1: 5 interesting and odd facts

Tales of the magic mushroom – Part 1: 5 interesting and odd facts

August 9th, 2017

Magic mushrooms, also known as psilocybin mushrooms or psilocybe cubensis, are one of the widespread and powerful psychedelics. Both psilocybin and psilocyn are extremely potent hallucinogens that massively affect the brain. Although these mushrooms are largely believed to be comparatively less powerful than other illicit drugs, they are labeled as Schedule 1 drugs in the […]

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Speedballing: Nothing less than a deadly roller coaster ride

Speedballing: Nothing less than a deadly roller coaster ride

August 2nd, 2017

As the saying goes “The more you get, the more you want,” a person addicted to a drug often has the quest to reach an ultimate high every time he or she takes it. In order to reach the elevated point of euphoria and ecstasy, many people tend to combine different types of drugs.

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Kids spearheading awareness about substance abuse

Kids spearheading awareness about substance abuse

July 27th, 2017

Parents, grandparents and other adults in families tend to think that problems associated with teenagers are linked to their lack of understanding and experience, and they are not intellectually equipped to handle complex scenarios. However, the youth of today are more aware than ever. Problems like substance abuse is not a new topic anymore; it […]

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Raising awareness about substance abuse treatment

Raising awareness about substance abuse treatment

July 26th, 2017

Much of the awareness concerning substance abuse stresses upon the identification of the symptoms, and how certain drugs are riskier and more accessible than others. Such programs have been helpful in educating the public that drug addiction is more than just a social problem; it is a disease that slowly consumes someone’s peace of mind […]

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