High Profile

Is the Antidote for Addiction Closer Than We Think?

All right, buckle in. Embera NeuroTherapeutics, Inc. thinks they may have found a cure for addiction…but it’s an intense story of the “how.” Devil’s in the Details In short, addiction is a response to stressors that happen in the mind. Let’s say, there’s a reward center in the brain, but why do we get rewarded…

Will Nevada Start Giving Heroin as a Recovery Medication?

If you’ve ever tried to kick heroin – or know someone who has – you know the effects from withdrawal can be painful and debilitating. Americans looking to beat a heroin addiction typically have two options: going on a medication (such as methadone or Suboxone) or taking a much more dangerous risk by kicking the…

MDMA: The Anti-Anxiety Miracle Pill?

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shockingly okayed a controversial research study that, until now, has been kept hush-hush. The surprising clinical trial set out to examine the use of MDMA, a potent psychedelic, for the treatment of anxiety in seriously ill patients. So, does this move potentially open the door for similar psychedelic research? Proving…

Celebrity Alcohol and Drug Arrest Mugshots (Which Ones Got Sober?)

Celebrities come under the same pressures as everyone else, and it’s often made worse by the fact they’re under constant surveillance by the media. When they get arrested, it’s often news, and embarrassing mug shots soon follow. Some of these may surprise you, whereas others will be utterly predictable. In several cases, charges were dropped,…

6 Unbelievably Successful Former Addicts and Alcoholics

Tales of troubled stars can highlight just how hard it is to break free of addiction, but celebrities and popular figures who have done just that can be a big inspiration for those still struggling with substance abuse. From actors who have combatted childhood addictions to rising stars who had to break free from the…

That’s Entertainment: Addiction in Hollywood

When we hear the news of yet another death in Hollywood, the question is always asked: was it drug or alcohol related? It may seem stereotypical, but it’s valid. Think of Michael Jackson, Janis Joplin, and Marilyn Monroe’s deaths. More recently, and younger yet, Brittany Murphy and Amy Winehouse have passed away due to overdoses….

Making A Comeback: Athletes Who Have Turned Careers Around After Addiction

Addiction can be a debilitating issue, especially when it comes to sports. Unfortunately many athletes tend to get addicted to drugs or alcohol because of the stress and pressures put on them to always win for their team, or from the pain caused by physical injury during play. Addiction is especially a problem for high…

20 Pro Athlete Careers Devastated by Drug Use

In the ultra-competitive world of professional sports, there are two uses of drugs. The first is simply to unwind and relax. Of course, this can be bad if you are, say, behind the wheel of a car in a NASCAR race and can’t concentrate. “In the ultra-competitive world of professional sports, there are two uses…

Popular Substances by Music Genre

Music drug culture has long been a topic of interest, both for those socially involved in taking substances and for those researching such lifestyles. Drugs are used by people who seek to achieve different mind-altering effects, and this use often varies by lifestyle. It should not come as a surprise then that for those who…