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  • Stressful Jobs that Could Lead to Addiction

    So many factors contribute to addiction. Disappointment, depression or stress can adversely impact circuits in your brain and trigger cravings. That’s why substance abuse is diagnosed as a brain disease. It can’t be overcome by determination, will power or even a genuine desire to clean up your act. The only surefire weapon against addiction is […]

  • Why Some People Have Higher Risk of Being A Drug Addict

    Addiction is a complex disease, touching people of all age groups, intellectual capacities, and backgrounds. It’s difficult to tell what makes some people more prone to addiction than others. There are typically many factors that come into play. Family life, stress levels, personality, and genetics are often the main culprits.   Major Risk Factors For […]

  • Cocaine Smuggling Ring Bust Leads to TSA Employee Arrests

    In early February 2017, a dozen employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) were fired for their apparent involvement in a Puerto Rico cocaine smuggling ring, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. The statement released by the Attorney’s Office alleges that the employees were responsible for assisting the smuggling of over twenty tons of […]

  • How Do Drugs Affect the Limbic System?

    The limbic system consists of the structures in the brain responsible for creating feelings and motivation. It can also be referred to as the brain’s gratification network, and is said to pre-date the rational brain network’s evolution. In other words, the limbic system controls our primitive instincts, including our “fight or flight” response. By contrast, […]

  • Ten Characteristics of a Great Rehab

    How Can You Differentiate Between Good and Bad Drug Rehab Centers? Life is full of stress and chaos. Everyone is different, and each person handles stress their own way. Sometimes people use drugs to cope, which often leads to addiction. When this happens, all hope is not lost. There is help out there at a […]

  • Former Colombian Leader Warns Duterte of Drug War Dangers

    Former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria raised questions regarding the war on drugs policy of current Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, penning an opinion piece that was published in the New York Times in early February, 2017. As Colombia’s president during the time of Pablo Escobar, one of the most infamous drug kingpins in all of history, […]

  • Trump Administration Takes Redundant Step on Opioid Crisis

    Reports indicate that Donald Trump is planning on signing an executive order meant to combat the continuing opioid epidemic faced by the United States. The executive order will create a commission which will be charged with the task of compiling and publishing a report about the next steps to take in the American opioid crisis. […]

  • Former Colombian Leader Warns Duterte of Drug War Dangers

    Former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria raised questions regarding the war on drugs policy of current Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, penning an opinion piece that was published in the New York Times in early February, 2017. As Colombia’s president during the time of Pablo Escobar, one of the most infamous drug kingpins in all of history, […]