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Gaslighting: Examples, Effects and How to Confront the Abuse

By |2019-08-26T16:28:18+00:00June 5th, 2019|

Gaslighting is a form of brainwashing and manipulation that happens on a regular basis. What is Gaslighting? The goal of the gaslighter is to make the victim doubt themselves. Gaslighting abuse causes a person to lose their sense of identity, perception, and worth. Gaslighting is a form of narcissism and sociopathic tendencies as they look to gain power over someone. Pathological gaslighting is a severe form of abuse through mind control. It can happen in the workplace, with society, friends, family, and relationships. Gaslighting abuse is extremely destructive to victims. Before you ever have [...]

Overdose Death of Stormchaser Joel Taylor Highlights the Dangers of Party Drugs

By |2019-09-03T20:43:01+00:00June 4th, 2019|

On January 23rd, Joel Taylor, former star of the Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, was discovered dead in his cabin aboard Harmony of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Taylor, originally from Oklahoma, was only 38. Although an official cause of death has yet to be released, multiple news outlets are reporting that Taylor actually died due to a massive overdose of GHB and possibly, several other so-called “party” or “club” drugs. Overdosing on Vacation—A Cautionary Tale “It appears the death could be an overdose and Joel Taylor was consuming [...]

Meth Bugs: The Nightmare Reality of Imaginary Meth Mites

By |2019-09-05T15:46:13+00:00June 3rd, 2019|

Meth bugs. Meth mites. Crank bugs. Ice mites. Whatever you call them, they are an awful imaginary reality in the daily lives of methamphetamine users. What causes these imaginary bugs? If you are familiar with the effects of methamphetamines, you know a meth addict when you see one. Methamphetamine users are characterized by the sores on their faces, arms, and other body parts caused by picking at their skin. These sores can range from small marks on the skin to severe scabs caused by repeatedly picking at the same places. If you ask about [...]

Flexeril High: Why This Muscle Relaxer is Creating Dependency

By |2019-09-03T19:13:32+00:00June 1st, 2019|

The DEA found that nearly 25 million prescriptions were given out for cyclobenzaprine, the active ingredient in Flexeril. As a muscle relaxant, it is often used for back pain. Flexeril is believed to be much less addictive than other pain killers. The technical name of the active compound in Flexeril is cyclobenzaprine which can be found in a variety of different products. The Flexeril dosage comes in Flexeril 5 mg and Flexeril 10 mg tablets. Fexmid is a brand name tablet that comes in a 7.5 mg tablet. There are also generic Flexeril and [...]

Comparing and Contrasting: The 4 Types of Bipolar Disorder

By |2019-07-23T18:55:31+00:00May 29th, 2019|

Bipolar disorder has four distinct types and is a bigger problem than people realize. Currently, this disorder affects more than 5.8 million Americans. With the rates of mental illnesses rising in the U.S., it’s clear this battle will not end soon. The characteristics of bipolar disorder revolve around normal, manic, and depressive phases. The term “Euthymia” refers to having a normal mood. This ‘normal’ phase means being in a positive, tranquil, and stable mental state. In the manic phase, the individual has an abnormal elevated arousal state. As such, they could be feeling euphoric, [...]

The History of Quaaludes (Methaqualone) Abuse and Addiction

By |2019-08-26T01:59:03+00:00May 27th, 2019|

The Interesting History of Quaaludes Methaqualone was legal from 1961 – 1984. The bootleg period existed from 1984 – 1988. Then it just disappeared. The drug name “Quaalude” combined the words “quiet” and “interlude.” Quaaludes today are as mythical as a unicorn but the truth is, they did once exist. The story of Quaaludes is quite interesting too. It molds how the DEA and medical industry control substances today. It was in the 1950s that a lab in India synthesized Methaqualone. It was originally found to fight malaria and was also recognized to be a [...]

I Got a DUI in Idaho – Now What?

By |2019-07-24T16:51:09+00:00May 27th, 2019|

“…we want to remind anyone who might think about getting behind the wheel after drinking that real lives are at stake, and that it is just not worth the risk of killing someone else or yourself.” ~Idaho State Police Sgt. Rich Adamson If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI in the State of Idaho, the bad news is you are not alone. According to a report published in the USA Today, Idaho is the third-most dangerous state in America for drunken driving. Idaho also ranked #5 in the nation for the [...]

9 Truthful Songs About Addiction and Recovery

By |2019-09-05T15:58:57+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

Music. When it comes to artistic expression that communicates the depth of the human experience, there is nothing like it. Sure, we are moved by beautiful artwork, literature, theater, and dance. Oh, but, music! It has a way of reaching in and grabbing us by the soul. One author wrote in Psychology Today that “music is a universal language.” We hear lyrics that speak to us and immediately feel a profound human connection. This connection transcends race, gender, economic status, and social barriers. This is especially true when it comes to songs about addiction [...]

Diane Schuler’s Hidden Life: When Functional Addiction Turns to Tragedy

By |2019-08-01T15:12:28+00:00May 21st, 2019|

What comes to mind when you hear the world ‘alcohol’? More likely than not, a specific stereotype enters your mind’s eye: an office worker who adds whiskey to their coffee in the morning, a parent who drinks a twelve pack of beer every night, a college student who comes to class drunk at least a couple times each week. But what about a successful media executive and devoted mother? This is how Diane Schuler’s life and death shows that functional addiction can quickly turn into a tragedy. Alcoholism Does Not Always Look the Same This [...]

Morning Glory High: How and Why Teens Abuse Flower Seeds

By |2019-09-03T18:06:35+00:00May 19th, 2019|

Understanding the Hallucinogenic Effects of Flower Seeds What started out as a YouTube video from a Massachusetts teenager who consumed Morning Glory seeds to get high ended up as something of a public health crisis that put several other children in the hospital. The anonymous and reckless young man self-recorded the effects of what he claimed to be psychedelic plant seeds. The Morning Glory seeds he ingests “definitely make me laugh,” he claimed. As word spread, local police convinced the local Home Depot in Somerset, Massachusetts to pull Morning Glory seeds off the shelves, [...]

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