When you think of drugs and family, your thoughts probably instantly go to teenagers with shady friends and rebellious behaviors. The last thing that comes to mind is a mom with a drug problem. If an expectant mother has a drug problem, it's usually discovered by her doctor quickly during prenatal visits. Hopefully, she'll get help dealing with her addiction for the safety of her unborn child. However, some moms start doing drugs after they have children. Why Would a Mom Do Drugs? The Caron Treatment Centers
What we have been doing. Those in Ireland and other European countries have been treating drug use as a criminal justice issue. This has not changed much, unless, of course, the change is in a negative light. Increased reports of connections between drug use and HIV/Aids or drug overdosing has shown us there is a huge problem. Now Europe is talking about ways to change this problem. Solutions? It seems Portugal may have found a solution to criminalization, namely decriminalization. Around 14 years ago, Portugal changed its
When it comes to marijuana, there are many different patterns of use. For those who smoke on a regular basis, there may be surprising reasons for this frequency. In fact, the reason may just be that marijuana smokers encounter less negative feelings when partaking of this herb. The reason for the reduction in negative feelings is the chemical THC. This chemical actually increases the serotonin levels in the brain, thus bringing on the “happy” and relaxed feeling that marijuana is well known for. There is, however
If you read my very first article, Expansion of Consciousness-Psilocybin’s Gateway to the Mind & Well-being, you would know that I have a deep fascination with psychedelic drug research, especially for the benefits of medicinal and therapeutic use. With that being said, I would never advocate that drug use makes a person brilliant; in fact, it would be far from the truth in most cases. However, history and research have shown that some pretty incredible things can happen when a person takes the psychedelic, LSD.
Be it drugs, alcohol, porn, overeating or whatever your personal addiction, put an abuser in a playground and see what happens. You’ve probably heard about those addiction studies with caged lab rats, in which the rats compulsively press the heroin dispensing lever again and again, even to the point of choosing it over food and starving themselves to death. These studies seemed to imply some pretty disheartening things about human nature. Our basic biology is not to be trusted; the seeking of pleasure leads to
What Is DMT? NN-Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT for short, is a short-acting psychedelic entheogen that allows a person’s consciousness to encounter some of the most incredible experiences, visions, thoughts, and dimensions imaginable. DMT is, without doubt, one of the most powerful, yet mysterious, psychedelics in existence, but to classify it as merely a drug would be to do it a great injustice. DMT is more of a trans-dimensional key into experiences so profound and awe-inspiring that it raises many questions regarding the nature of reality and
The idea of creating a microchip to dispense drugs in humans began in the 1990s by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Two of them are now on the Board of the company MicroCHIPS which is developing such a product. They hope to have it to market in 2017. About the size of a Scrabble tile, the microchip is filled with medications and is programmed to dispense them automatically at exactly the right dose, then implanted under the skin. Adjustments can be made remotely
A recent online course unraveled psychedelic science, medicine, art, and spirituality. The problem with banning anything out of a fear of the unknown is that many unknowns will remain. Such is the story of many psychedelic drugs in the U.S. While the government has experimented with various psychedelic compounds (take the CIA's secret attempts at LSD mind-control between 1953 to 1964) over the years prohibition has become the name of the game. In response to a cultural upheaval beginning in the 1960s that saw more