New Drug is 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl

The experimental drug W-18 has resurfaced and is keeping law enforcement on high alert In the 1980s, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta manufactured a series of experimental opioids. Their research concluded that one of the formulations, referred to as W-18, is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl which until recently, Read More

Should You Make New Year’s Resolutions in Recovery?

January is the start of a brand-new year, and many people view it as a “clean slate” of sorts. It’s an opportunity to bring about change and try new things. Sticking with tradition, people often make New Year’s resolutions detailing what they want to accomplish in the year to come.  While having a goal to Read More

Recognizing the Dangers of Binge Drinking

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. As people get into the spirit, this often means that drinking increases. While sipping on a drink throughout the course of the meal usually isn’t problematic, having multiple drinks in a short period of time (also known as binge drinking) can be. The body Read More

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the clocks are turned back and daylight hours become shorter during the winter, this can take a toll on mental health. An estimated 14 million Americans struggle with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression. Though the exact causes are yet unknown, researchers believe that lack of sunlight decreases serotonin in the brain Read More

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