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What LSD tells us about human nature

Our brains, with their intrinsic tendency to segregate, are designed to veer toward over-control. Psychedelics blow all that apart – and we can learn from them<p>I was in San Francisco last week, visiting my brother and revisiting the years we spent there as young men. We walked through Golden Gate …

7 quirky cat behaviors and what they mean

My temperamental calico, Harlem, is one of them.<p>And while she's the only one I have, she embodies many of the most common, and most perplexing, cat stereotypes.<p>So why does she — and the tens of millions of cats like her — act that way?<p>In honor of National Pet Day, here are some explanations, backed …

Pets

7 Simple Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

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10 Tips for Staying Sober During Difficult Times

<b>Self-care is critically important, especially in early recovery. Here are some methods to stay balanced, for 12 steppers and non-12 steppers alike.</b>My …

Loneliness

Antimatter changed physics, and the discovery of antimemories could revolutionise neuroscience

The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.<p>One of the most intriguing …

Why Addiction Is a Learning Disorder

Maia Szalavitz talks about her former drug use, how addicts brains work, and why we need to see drug addiction and rehabilitation in a radically new …

Drug Addiction

17 Important Life Lessons I Wish My Daughters Knew Earlier

As a mother of two girls, there are many things that keep me awake at night. Our world is becoming smaller and increasingly artificial, reducing the …

Motivation

A Prosecutor’s Regret: How I Sentenced Someone to Life in Prison for Selling Drugs

We caught him selling a small amount of crack: only 57 grams.<p><i>Life Inside is an ongoing collaboration between The Marshall Project and VICE that offers first-person perspectives from those who live and work in the criminal justice system.</i><p>John Lovell began his legal career in the early 1990s, at the …

Criminal Justice

Can God cure drug addiction? A look at Teen Challenge, the group with eyes on St. John's

Teen Challenge Canada, the group that wants to renovate the Circle Square Ranch property on the outskirts of St. John's into what it calls a rehab …

A vaccine for drug addiction is in the works

<b>By Danielle Prieur</b><p>Treating drug addiction with a vaccine might become a solution to combat prescription drug and heroin addiction and the rapid rise …

Drug Addiction

Memoir: When drug addiction hits home

D’Anne Burwell didn’t see it coming.<p>She and her husband, Bruce, were raising their two smart, athletic children in a cozy, three-bedroom ranch house …

Hear some of the most powerful stories about overcoming drug addiction

When you have a non-profit program created by a recovering addict that has a 95% success rate, why aren’t we putting more public resources behind …

The Main Steps of Drug Addiction Recovery

Drug addiction is a disease that can take hold very quickly but unfortunately often takes a very long time to overcome.<p>Although there are certain …

10 Ways to Try to Prevent Drug Addiction in Your Child

Prevention is much easier than treating drug addiction, and waiting to teach your child about drugs until they are 13 or 14 years old is too late.

Researchers find key brain receptor linked to depression, drug addiction and Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that a key receptor in the brain, once thought to only strengthen …

The Brain

Highway to Addiction: How Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain

The discovery of a brain circuit ‘shortcut’ could explain why some addicts unintentionally relapse, and suggests that a shift in focus for therapies …

Virtual reality cave could help drug addiction recovery

Add / Remove Helping addicts to recover from difficult alcohol and drug addictions remain a problem for medical professionals and social workers …

Nurse charged with stealing pills to feed drug addiction

WARR ACRES -- A licensed practical nurse working at a nursing home has been charged with eight criminal counts, accusing her of ordering large …

6 Handy Tips for Dealing with Your Addiction

on Mar, 2016 | 0 comments<p>Overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol is a tough experience. If you’ve been using the drug or drinking for a long …

What I Want to Tell My Son About My Drug Addiction

I was just one year older than my son when I tried heroin for the first time.<p>"Mom, did you ever do drugs?"<p>The words of my 12-year-old son lingered between us. He had been half-watching the news, where he learned about a woman who died from an overdose. At one time, I was not so different from her. …

Drug Addiction

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Willie Rennie: The way we tackle drug addiction is broken

Willie Rennie has called for a sea-change in drugs policy after new analysis showed that 1,000 people in possession of drugs for personal use have …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

Tim Ferriss

Genetic profile test indicates future opioid drug addiction

- A local doctor is offering his patients a DNA test he believes can possibly prevent addiction and save lives.<p>Dr. Damon Kimes is a pain and …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Technological innovation happens at an exponential rate.<p>Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many …