Articles

3 September 2020

Wearing These Rose Coloured Glasses May Land you in Drug Rehab

What is Pink? U-47700, also known as Pink, is a synthetic opioid, originally produced in hopes that it would be an effective pain killer, with a lower risk of addiction than morphine. However, this was not the case. U-47700 is in fact over 7 times more potent than morphine, and […]
3 September 2020

The Greatest Stories Serve a Purpose. The Greatest Stories Are Sincere.

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.” Great line isn’t it? It’s from “As You Like It” by none other than William Shakespeare. Admittedly I don’t know too […]
3 September 2020

Special K — the Repurposing of a Street Drug as a Vaccine Against Depression and PTSD

Chronic stress changes the architecture of the brain, due to high cortisol levels. As a result, more neurons grow in the amygdala—the region of the brain responsible for fear and anxiety. And fewer neurons grow in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus—the regions responsible for executive functions and memory. These changes […]
3 September 2020

Canada’s Opioid Epidemic

Canadians currently have one of the highest per capita rates of opioid use, second only to Americans. And although we are in second place, opioid use in Canada is rapidly increasing. An abundance of opioid prescriptions, as well as easy access to illicit opioids is a cause for concern during […]
3 September 2020

Canada’s OxyContin Mess

Around 2000, OxyContin appeared on Canada’s market. Twelve years later, the province of Ontario has the highest prescription opioid-related deaths and opioid addicts than in any other province in Canada.  First Nation Reserves in Ontario especially in the north have declared states of emergency.  Today Ontario wants to prevent a […]
3 September 2020

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the one day a year dedicated to celebrating and caring for the person who cares for us every other day of the year. Ideally, Mother’s Day is a day for the family to gather around and show their love and appreciation for their mother. However, this can […]
3 September 2020

Saint Patrick’s Day

Anxiety and a feeling of nervousness are common among many addicts, but these feelings can easily be exacerbated around certain holidays. Christmas is possibly the most trying time of year for many, but St-Patrick’s day comes with it a unique set of worries. It’s a day that’s been largely transformed […]
3 September 2020

5 Signs To Watch For If You Really Love Your Partner

Love is something that brings out the best in many of us, but sometimes it clouds our minds and only lets us see what we want. What may very well be broken, we don’t see. A cry for help? Unnoticed. For many, love is denial, love is unconditional and so […]
3 September 2020

Resolutions are About Progress, Not Perfection

New year resolutions have become a tradition, fulfilling an aspect of the mythological wonder of the holiday season. Most people make resolutions that involve the “commitment” to improve their lives. They hope to work harder so that they can find a better job, they will eat a more healthy diet […]
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