If you listen to some people, you might think that teenagers are getting hooked on drugs more frequently than ever before. Is that really the case? And if so, to which drugs are they turning? These questions and others are explored in a biannual report issued by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. […]Read more
Do you think you know the basics about the opioid crisis in the U.S.? Sure, some people get hooked on opioids after getting a prescription for the painkillers. Cocaine and heroin have always been dangerous illicit drugs, and fatal overdoses involving opioids are becoming more and more common. But you may be unaware of the […]Read more
Here’s a drug-related myth: it’s not an overdose if it doesn’t kill you (or almost kill you). The truth is, there are both fatal and non-fatal overdoses, with the latter category characterized as ingestion of a substance “in an amount that is higher than is normally used.” As a point of comparison, there are between […]Read more
Were you aware that yoga can help with your flexibility, allergies, sinuses, digestion, pain relief, self-esteem, and marital relationships? Perhaps you know some people who swear by yoga and proselytize about it whenever they can. Given the Swiss army knife-like purposes of yoga, perhaps it is no surprise that the practice is often used in […]Read more
Lots of people may wonder, “How do you categorize addiction?” Is it a disease? A character flaw? A physical problem? A mental sickness? A brain dysfunction? A genetic disorder? Or a combination of some of these? Addiction History and Substance Use Disorder To be sure, confusion is common when trying to describe and classify addiction, […]Read more
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