Articles

3 September 2020

Cold Medicine Abuse and Addiction

What is Dextromethorphan? Dextromethorphan, also known as DXM, is a cough suppressant found in over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medications. In fact, DXM can be found in over 100 easily accessible medications. When used as directed, DXM is a safe and effective product. However, the euphoria and dissociative effects, similar […]
3 September 2020

Efficient or Addicted? The Use of Study Drugs

The Spread of Study Drugs on University Campuses As mid-term season approaches and students prepare graduate school applications, many seek an extra boost for their academics. When stress is high and time is short, a portion of students turn to “Study Drugs” such as Adderall or Ritalin to get an […]
3 September 2020

Drug Addiction in Baby Boomers

Drug Addiction in Baby Boomers The baby boomers grew-up in an age of bell bottoms, The Beatles, and experimental drug use. As they reached adulthood, responsibilities mounted and drug use waned. However, drug addiction in the baby boomer generation has been steadily climbing over the past decade, as they return […]
3 September 2020

Drug Culture on the University Campus

Drug use on University Campuses Drug use is pervasive on university campuses. University is a time when young adults receive a real taste of freedom, and often take this time to experiment with many new experiences, including drugs. The increased freedom, high stress and pressure for peer conformity result in […]
3 September 2020

5 Ways Dogs Support our Sobriety

1. A Sober Companion Having someone to participate in sober activities with is a huge factor in remaining sober. A dog is a sober companion you can count on to partake in fun activities. Having a dog helps us recognize the many sober activities which are available, helping you to […]
3 September 2020

Write Me Happy

Expressive Writing, Happiness, and Drug Addiction Treatment Expressive writing is the practice of writing about events that are very emotional or meaningful for you. During expressive writing, you are encouraged to ignore the rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. This allows your writing to be focused on the topic, rather […]
3 September 2020

Halifax Pride Festival 2017

Addiction and the 2SLGBTQ+ Community Members of the 2SLGBTQ community are at increased risk of addiction due to the stigmas against 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, childhood trauma, lack of support and isolation. Rates of addiction within the 2SLGBTQ+ community are up to 3 times higher than the general population. This indicates the […]
3 September 2020

An Electrifying New Drug Addiction Treatment

The History of Electrical Brain Stimulation and Addiction Treatment Deep brain stimulation involves the implantation of electrodes in the brain. These electrodes are then able to provide continuous electrical stimulation to specific areas of the brain. The introduction of an electrical signal is used to disrupt the naturally occurring electric […]
3 September 2020

Rising Methamphetamine Addiction Overshadowed by Opioid Epidemic

Everywhere you look there is a headline proclaiming the increased use of opioids and the skyrocketing number of overdoses. “Opioid Epidemic” has become a household term, with our country’s opioid abuse problem all too well known. However, as the opioid epidemic dominated the headlines, another drug problem was silently thriving. […]
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