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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...

A Man's Last Days

24 Oct 2018

To be fair, he did look very uncomfortable all the time, but we didn’t know how to make him feel better; until one day, we didn’t have to worry any more. Let’s rewind the clock.

Would Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion have Passed an Emerald City Entrance Drug Test?

20 Mar 2017

Not if it tested for morphine, as long as we let L. Frank Baum get away with a little poetic license. In the 1939 movie classic The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West conjures up a poppy...

What are endorphins?

20 Mar 2017

Endorphins, molecules produced by the pituitary and hypothalamus glands to produce pain relief and a sense of well-being. The name derives from “endogenous morphine,” meaning internally produced...

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