Several sites are reporting of a study that says people that like embarrassing or angering people find social media more addictive.
This article looks at the resurgence of meth in the United States.
“That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.”
This article takes a trip exploring MindMed, ibogaine, and 18-MC. It talks about the problems some drugs have since they aren’t certified medically and legal. Maybe that will all change.
Implants are being used to fight diseases and disorders and addiction.
Meth is having a huge return in the United States and is more profitable to Mexican cartels than cocaine.
Scotland has now overtaken the United States as the country with the most drug overdoses.
Ohio is one of the states with the most drug overdoses in America. This documentary is set in Ohio, in the midst of the drug crisis there.
Sadly and tragically, these rates keep increasing in the United States.
Before, I’ve written about how drugs effect the pleasure centers of the brain, saying they do this by activating those centers, but while that is happening they are also destroying them, so that’s why people can get addicted to drugs because they can feel the need to get those pleasurable feelings back. Now I know another scientific reason why some people get addicted to drugs that is similar. It has to do with the thalamus in the brain. When we experience pain, we receive messages to the thalamus signaling it. But drugs slow down the messages of pain we receive. This slowing of the brain can lead to a euphoric state where people are more philosophical, creative, and romantic. The downside of this is the brain naturally sends signals to slow pain. But if drugs are taken regularly these signals stop. This can lead to addiction to make up for that. And this also can lead to withdrawal symptoms like diahrrea, depression, and paranoia.