• Totally Dope: The Etymology of Drug Slang

    In some ways, drugs create their own subculture, replete with the attendant slang that typically accompanies such associations. While drug slang is constantly evolving — at times veering into intentionally nebulous or contradictory meaning — there are certain words that have managed to work their way into a more permanent lexicon. Here are the origins […]

  • The “Dabbing” Epidemic

    Smoking Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) extractions, colloquially known as Dabbing, is the newest trend within drug scenes. Though you can smoke or eat various highly concentrated forms of THC that far exceed the concentration of traditional marijuana, Dabbing is not only the strongest form, pure THC, it is also one of the most popular cannabis variants. Ingesting […]

  • 5 Things They Won’t Tell You About Sobriety

    Sobriety is a challenging road for everyone inflicted by the disease of addiction. It is a lifelong, rewarding process that requires patience, motivation, and positivity. Nevertheless, it is imperative to fully understand and learn about sobriety after addiction so the individual knows what to expect on the long, winding road. Below are five things that […]

  • California’s Proposition 61 & What It Means For Drugs in the State

    Proposition 61 on the November California ballot is designed to make expensive drugs cheaper for those in need of medications for diseases and other health complications. This is undoubtedly a great thing. However, there are imperfections within the proposition.   First, the California Drug Price Relief Act is based around the prices of drugs offered […]

  • The 7 Hardest Drugs to Quit

    The range of addictive drugs spans from marijuana, which is only psychologically addictive, to the extreme physical side effects of opiates like heroin that only add to the mental addiction. Between them, you have numerous substances that produced a wide variety of physical side effects after the drug stops being taken. Despite the addictiveness of […]

  • Sober Hobbies That Facilitate the Recovery Process

    For anyone taking on the arduous task of kicking drug addiction, it can be formidable to think about life without drugs. Everything in the brain connects drugs to pleasure when you’re addicted to something. If you are quitting drug use and getting sober at a drug rehab center, it is time to enrich your life […]

  • What We Can Learn From Sean Penn’s Interview With El Chapo

    Sean Penn has said the whole time that his interview with notorious drug trafficking kingpin El Chapo was to illuminate the horrors of America’s War on Drugs. To his credit, the War is as big a failure as Penn suggests, but the journalist-imitating-actor had a few issues with his reporting. Rolling Stone admitted to allowing […]

  • Knockoff Fentanyl is Killing People

    Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is used for pain relief and cancer treatment Opioids are man-made opiates that are often stronger than heroin.  Fentanyl is a powerful drug. Recently, a bad batch of Fentanyl laced heroin has been killing heroin users in Ohio. The elephant tranquilizer is even reported to have been talked about […]

  • Brazil’s Newest Killing, Hallucinogenic Drug

    Oxi is the latest drug to come out of the Amazon. A mixture of cocaine paste, gasoline, kerosene, and who knows what else, it is more powerful than crack at a percentage of the price. Therefore, addiction in the region, specifically Brazil, is an impending quandary. It is highly addictive, extremely hallucinogenic, and totally dangerous. […]

  • Airplane Pilot Stress Can Lead to Alcoholism

    Getting hundreds of people to their destination safely, while complying to the utmost air safety policies, airplane pilots have an unexpectedly stressful job that requires long, erratic hours away from their families. In an extensive study done by the National Air Transportation Safety Board, they found that in 2011 40 percent of pilots had some […]

  • “Freeway” Ricky Ross, the Drug Dealer who Built an Empire

    Crack in the Empire: “Freeway” Ricky Ross When “Freeway” Ricky Ross was growing up, he lived in a house on 87th Place in Los Angeles, under the 110. The house may have been the source of his now-famous nickname, but Ross was eager to leave it behind. Watching his mother work multiple jobs and still […]