Science and Nature

  • The Stress of Natural Disasters Lingers Long After Landfall

    Post-disaster, loss and devastation can trigger many people to use drugs and alcohol.

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    It feels like the U.S. is imploding – from Hurricane Harvey tearing through Texas, Hurricane Irma on its destructive path toward Florida, and the raging and unrelenting forest fires in Oregon, Los Angeles, and Montana threatening highly populated areas and decimating areas of natural beauty. As a nation, we are in a state of extreme […]

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  • 5 Drug Safety Issues Surrounding the FDA Approval Process

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    “All too often, patients and clinicians mistakenly view FDA approval as [an] indication that a product is fully safe and effective. Nothing could be further from the truth. We learn tremendous amounts about a product only once it’s on the market and only after use among a broad population.” ~ Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-director of the […]

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  • NIAAA Study Shows Impact of Drinking Before Conception

    We know drinking during pregnancy is dangerous, but what about drinking before conception?

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    We’ve all heard about the extensive damage that can occur to a fetus when a mother is drinking alcohol during her pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), complications can include miscarriage, stillbirth, plus a range of enduring physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities, encompassing what’s known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. […]

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  • Think Drugs Only Ruin Human Lives? Wrong!

    The sheer volume of drugs seeping into our waterways and food supplies is frightening.

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    We know drug use changes people. We know substance abuse affects all facets of society. What we don’t yet know is the total impact of our substance abuse on the environment. As research starts to roll in, the preliminary results aren’t looking so hot. Consider the massive amount of drugs consumed in the US alone. […]

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  • Science Shows Drug Cravings Linger From the Grave

    Turns out our brains can continue craving drugs – even after we’re dead.

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    After years of heroin use, Jeremy died from a drug overdose. He was in and out of rehab multiple times. Nothing took; he always went back to using. Based on decades of addiction studies, we know that drug use alters the brain. We also know that addiction changes the brain in ways that makes it […]

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The Stress of Natural Disasters Lingers Long After Landfall

It feels like the U.S. is imploding – from Hurricane Harvey tearing through Texas, Hurricane Irma on its destructive path toward Florida, and the raging and unrelenting forest fires in Oregon, Los Angeles, and Montana threatening highly populated areas and decimating areas of natural beauty. As a nation, we are in a state of extreme […]

5 Drug Safety Issues Surrounding the FDA Approval Process

“All too often, patients and clinicians mistakenly view FDA approval as [an] indication that a product is fully safe and effective. Nothing could be further from the truth. We learn tremendous amounts about a product only once it’s on the market and only after use among a broad population.” ~ Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-director of the […]

NIAAA Study Shows Impact of Drinking Before Conception

We’ve all heard about the extensive damage that can occur to a fetus when a mother is drinking alcohol during her pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), complications can include miscarriage, stillbirth, plus a range of enduring physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities, encompassing what’s known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. […]

Think Drugs Only Ruin Human Lives? Wrong!

We know drug use changes people. We know substance abuse affects all facets of society. What we don’t yet know is the total impact of our substance abuse on the environment. As research starts to roll in, the preliminary results aren’t looking so hot. Consider the massive amount of drugs consumed in the US alone. […]

Science Shows Drug Cravings Linger From the Grave

After years of heroin use, Jeremy died from a drug overdose. He was in and out of rehab multiple times. Nothing took; he always went back to using. Based on decades of addiction studies, we know that drug use alters the brain. We also know that addiction changes the brain in ways that makes it […]

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