FDA Declares Kratom an Opioid: Their Position

Convenient stores started carrying questionable beverages a few years ago which raised alarm in treatment centers around the country. Clients who were recovering from opioid addiction started acting like they were on opioids again though their urinalysis tests were negative. Behaviors changed. Personalities changed. Drinks that had the substance “kratom” in them seemed to be…

More Problems with Parents’ Phone Addiction

Parents who spend too much time on their phone ignore their children. Moreover, their children feel ignored, research has revealed, and feel they have to fight for their parents’ attention. Simultaneously, parents and children feel the other spends too much time on their phones. Meanwhile, ongoing interactions with digital devices cause changes in the brain…

What about Parents Addicted to Their Phones?

Many articles and topics of research focus on the effect that technology addiction has on children. Likewise, there is a vast amount of information on how technology affects teenagers, young adults, grown ups, and romantic relationships. The Macquarie Dictionary coined the term “phubbing” to describe a growing phenomenon in romantic partnerships where one partner chooses…

Teen Marijuana Use Leads to Emotional Bipolarity Later in Life

Marijuana can inhibit the development of the prefrontal cortex in teenagers who abuse the drug. The adolescent mind is still developing until the early to mid 20s, researchers have concluded. Marijuana, a mind-altering drug, can impair the existing prefrontal cortex while halting its development. Brain changes associated with marijuana use by teenagers should be of…

Celebrities are Abusing Benzodiazepines, So are Our Children

Gustav Ahr, known as rapper Lil Peep, died on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The rapper was found dead in his tour bus after what officials suspected as an accidental overdose. The night in question, Lil Peep posted videos to his Instagram which showed him taking “bars,” the street name for tablets of the popular benzodiazepine…