Ben Gottschalk

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420 Songs About Marijuana, In One Spotify Playlist

Is there anything significant about April 20? Absolutely: On this date in 1916, the Chicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park, which is now Wrigley Field. Apollo 16, the tenth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, landed on the moon on this day in 1972. April 20 is …

Willie Nelson

Poem: My Get-Up-And-Go Has Got Up and Went

My Get-Up-And-Go Has Got Up and Went<p>Anonymous… (see note below)<p>Old age is golden, or so I’ve heard said,<br>But sometimes I wonder, as I crawl into …

Literature

Nutrition and Food in Addiction Recovery: What to Eat and What to Avoid

Junk food puts you at risk of relapse<p>Take a moment to take this in: one of the critical risk factors for recovery is poor nutrition. In fact, …

Nutrition

First Non-Opioid Drug Approved for Managing Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Lucemyra, a selective alpha 2-adrenergic receptor agonist, works by reducing the release of norepinephrine and decreasing sympathetic tone.

Pain

How to approach mental health at work, plus other self-care tips

<i>This article is part of the Lily Lines newsletter. You can sign up here to get it delivered twice a week to your inbox.</i><p>It’s been one year since I …

Mental Health

Bed Bug Bites - An In-depth Guide

Your alarm goes off, it’s 5am and time to get up for work. You fumble around until you find your iPhone, and turn the alarm off. You stretch and sit …

Bed bugs

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

Motivation

What is Dabbing & How do You Smoke Dabs

Dabs are concentrated doses of cannabis that are made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids using a solvent like butane or carbon dioxide, …

Build a DIY Trail-Camera Mount

Build a DIY Trail-Camera MountYou can build a homemade trail-camera mount from about $3 worth of hardware. QDMA intern and N.C. State Branch …

Woodworking

Non-analgesic effects of opioids: opioid-induced respiratory depression.

2012;18(37):5994-6004.<p>1Department of Anesthesiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.<p>Abstract<p>Opioids induce respiratory depression …

Neuroscience

Revisiting lithium, an old ‘new’ drug

Lithium

Finding Support Groups Other Than A.A.

Recovery support groups provide tangible benefits, but are 12-step groups and A.A. the only way? No! There are many other paths to recovery! Learn …

Mental Health

Supervised Drug Injection Site To Open In Park Slope, Mayor Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio said one of the four proposed injection facilities for heroin users could open on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope.<p>PARK SLOPE, NY — …

Bill de Blasio

Game Over: WHO Shines Light on Gaming Addiction

Do you have a video game problem? Here, we look at how gaming disorder is diagnosed as per the new guidelines published by the World Health …

Mental Health

A Drug to End Addiction? Scientists Are Working on It.

Scrambling for ways to contain America’s out-of-control opioid crisis, some experts in the field are convinced that one bit of good advice is to just say no to the enduring “just say no” antidrug message. Addiction, they say, is not a question of free will or a correctable character flaw, as a lot …

Public Health

Straight people are having more gay sex, study reveals

<b>Straight people are having a lot of same-sex experiences.</b><p>This is the official finding of a recently-published study, which analysed survey data from …

Sexuality

The Mistake Smart People Make: Being In Motion vs. Taking Action

There is a common mistake that often happens to smart people — in many cases, without you ever realizing it.<p>The mistake has to do with the difference …

Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset: How Your Beliefs Change Your Behavior

There are many reasons why it can be hard to stick to good habits or develop new skills. But more often than not, the biggest challenge is sitting …

Self-improvement

How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But, “positive thinking” is also a …

Addiction Recovery and Stress Management: Throw Away Your To-Do List

A look at how creating a process in recovery may be better than setting goals…<br>[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, …

Mental Health

Top 10 Scariest Doll Horror Films | HNN

Horror has never been shy about putting the fear of evil into small playful objects. In our latest list we’ve compiled what we feel is the best of …

This State Is Asking People To Kill Wild Iguanas In The Cruelest Way

They claim it's "humane" — but a lot of people disagree.<p>Scientists recently suggested something very controversial — they’re encouraging people in …

What the Color of Your Snot Really Means

Nasal mucus alone isn’t typically used to diagnose disease, but it can be a helpful tool to determine what’s happening in your nasal passages. Here’s …

What Does It Mean When We Call Addiction a Brain Disorder?

As a young scientist in the 1980s, I used then-new imaging technologies to look at the brains of people with drug addictions and, for comparison, …

The pain scale shares the blame for the opioid crisis in America

If you have ever had surgery or told your doctor about physical pain, no doubt you have heard the question: “How would you rate your pain on a scale …

Health Care

Many Patients Receive Inappropriate Tests, Treatments for Low Back Pain

More emphasis should be placed on self-management, physical and psychological therapies for treating low back pain, rather than pharmacological or …

Pain

A complete guide to the Boystown neighborhood

Boystown is home to one of the most vibrant LGBTQ communities in the world. The neighborhood offers much more than gay bars, though. It also boasts …

The Literal Translation of Every Country's Name In One World Map

What's in a name? Some pretty illuminating insights into the history and culture of a place, it turns out. Credit Card Compare, an Australia-based …