Medicine/Healing

[Is it]…too Late For Cannabis, [and] What About the Future of the Psychedelic Industry?

When we try to medicalize therapeutic drug experiences, a doctor’s note can become the difference between a “good” drug user and a “bad” drug user. But, in our broken medical system, medicalizing drug policy is a moral compromise. It redirects the movement, tilting compassion and liberty toward pathology, perpetuating the racist and stigmatizing overtones embedded…

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Here’s why we must continue to study Kratom and other opioid-like drugs

The FDA recommendation to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to schedule (as in, effectively ban) Kratom and its alkaloids threatens fledgling efforts by researchers to investigate the alkaloids as potential new pain treatments, would hinder scientific advances as well as crucial preclinical and clinical studies. In February 2018, the FDA commissioner released a statement declaring…

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Fentanyl Now America’s Deadliest Drug, Federal Health Officials Say

It’s the first time the synthetic opioid has been the nation’s deadliest drug. From 2012 to 2015, heroin topped the list, [according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. ​On average, in each year from 2013 to 2016, the rate of overdose deaths from Fentanyl increased by about 113 percent  a year.  The report said fentanyl was responsible…

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All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

Oregon Flower : Western Trumpet Honeysuckle The lack of discussion in doctors’ offices continues despite high prevalence of unhealthy drinking. The negative consequences of too much alcohol include illness, injury, and death — unhealthy alcohol use ranks as the third leading preventable cause of death in the US according to the task force … All adults, including…

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There’s no ‘safe’ level of alcohol consumption, global study finds

Oregon Flower : Chocolate Lily Drinking alcohol in moderation is more harmful than previously thought, according to a new study that concludes there’s no “safe” level of alcohol consumption … The study found that moderate drinking was, in fact, protective against ischemic heart disease. But this benefit was outweighed by the health risks of alcohol.​ “The widely…

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