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What HBO’s Euphoria Teaches Us About Opioid Use

11 Nov 2022

When season two of HBO’s Euphoria came out earlier this year, it painted a vivid picture of the chaotic lives of a group of high school students. From relationships, social media, to drug use and...

Chocoholics: A True Addiction or a Funny Word?

25 May 2022

In the third novel of the Harry Potter series, the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry encounters the “Dementors” for the first time -- creatures that feed on hope and happiness. When he is left with a...

What is “khat” and why are we warned about it?

18 Mar 2022

Cathinone’s molecular structure resembles amphetamine which accounts for its mild stimulant effect. Historically, cathinone has not cause much concern, at least not until clandestine chemists began...

Why are people addicted to heroin called “junkies?”

11 Sep 2021

By the first decade of the twentieth century heroin addiction had become a huge problem in major American cities such as New York. The drug was not cheap and some people experiencing addiction...

Juul's Harmful Side Effects

31 Oct 2019

On September 25, 2019, CNN news announced, “the CEO of Juul is out, as a growing number of vaping-related death and threats of federal regulation present a monumental challenge for the e-cigarette...

Is Lip Balm Addictive?

14 Dec 2017

“My lowest point was having to stop at Walgreen’s because I was on my way to a wedding and discovered I did not have any in my purse.  We had to make a quick detour to buy some. I bought 10 of them...

Caffeine is considered a hard drug and cannabis a soft one?

29 Nov 2017

If you ask almost anyone if they know what a hard drug is, they’ll nod enthusiastically. Ask them to define a hard vs a soft drug however and the nodding might stop.

Are We All Addicted to Caffeine?

2 Oct 2017

It’s Monday morning. You blink your tired eyes awake, pull your body out of bed, and drag yourself into the kitchen. If the only thing on your mind is how quickly you can get a cup of coffee to...

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