Ibogaine: Miracle Cure or Dangerous Botanical?

We all know healthcare providers and researchers are desperate to find solutions to the opioid crisis, but are they overlooking a possible cure? The answer, according to a recent article, appears to be yes. The article, which was published by The Guardian, suggests an ancient substance called ibogaine might be the answer to opioid dependency….

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Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure for Cocaine Addiction?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 cocaine-related deaths. Research indicates around 40 percent of drug-related emergency department visits involve cocaine. Newsflash: Cocaine Use is on the Rise Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant. Its use can produce perceived positive…

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  • Ibogaine: Miracle Cure or Dangerous Botanical?

    We all know healthcare providers and researchers are desperate to find solutions to the opioid crisis, but are they overlooking a possible cure? The answer, according to a recent article, appears to be yes. The article, which was published by The Guardian, suggests an ancient substance called ibogaine might be the answer to opioid dependency….

  • Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure for Cocaine Addiction?

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 cocaine-related deaths. Research indicates around 40 percent of drug-related emergency department visits involve cocaine. Newsflash: Cocaine Use is on the Rise Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant. Its use can produce perceived positive…

  • New Drug Testing Technology Makes Urine Samples a Thing of the Past

    Breathe on this. Spit on that. Provide a urine sample. You know the drill. The methods of drug testing are relatively common and well-known. From breathalyzers to blood tests, most people are familiar with the process…but all that’s about it change. The new instructions for drug testing might simply be: touch this. Just a simple…

  • Study: Medical Marijuana Cuts Use of Prescription Drugs

    A recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, revealed medical marijuana users take fewer other medicines – such as opiates. Researchers monitored the use of prescription medication by participants enrolled in the Illinois medical marijuana program. This is the first peer-reviewed scientific study conducted which examines this correlation. Their results confirmed…

  • Could This Inexpensive Medication Reduce Your Withdrawal Symptoms?

    Withdrawal. It’s a huge hurdle on the path to recovery. Those struggling to leave opioids behind know they’ll eventually have to face the intimidating mental and physical effects of withdrawal. It’s a powerful and frightening thought. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include: Muscle aches and cramps Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea Anxiety, profuse sweating,…