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  • Faith

    Faith Wanted to share some thoughts and ideas. ~ “Out beyond ideas of infidel and faith there is a field, I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase "each...
  • Treating addiction: Cryo-EM technology enables the 'impossible'

    Scientists used a compound found in a shrub native to Africa to reveal the three major shapes of the serotonin transporter, a protein in the brain linked to anxiety and depression. Using cryo-electron microscopy, the scientists examined the...
  • Housing Project Unites Addicted Moms and Their Babies

    Healthiest Communities Housing Program Unites Addicted Moms, Babies In a quiet San Antonio neighborhood, drug-addicted moms are working to get their lives – and the lives of their babies – back on track. By Gaby Galvin Staff WriterFeb. 14,...
  1. Housing Project Unites Addicted Moms and Their Babies

    Healthiest Communities Housing Program Unites Addicted Moms, Babies In a quiet San Antonio neighborhood, drug-addicted moms are working to get their lives – and the lives of their babies – back on track. By Gaby Galvin Staff WriterFeb. 14, 2019, at 5:00 a.m. Housing Program Unites Addicted Moms, Babies San Antonio, home to 1.5 million people and one of America's largest cities. Drug users have been living and dying in the area for generations, hooked on heroin that comes cheap and easy in...
  2. Treating addiction: Cryo-EM technology enables the 'impossible'

    Scientists used a compound found in a shrub native to Africa to reveal the three major shapes of the serotonin transporter, a protein in the brain linked to anxiety and depression. Using cryo-electron microscopy, the scientists examined the protein binding to ibogaine, an alkaloid that alters brain function and occurs naturally in the shrub iboga. Using ibogaine, researchers reveal the structure of the serotonin transporter in its outward-open, closed and inward-open shapes. The discovery...
  3. Faith

    Faith Wanted to share some thoughts and ideas. ~ “Out beyond ideas of infidel and faith there is a field, I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense.” ~ - Our Master Mowlana (مولانا) Jallaludin Rumi. Later versions use the words wrongdoing and rightdoing instead of the words Rumi used. Faith means iman (ایمان) in Arabic and infidel kafr (كافر). . I believe that...
  4. Scientists identify brain circuit responsible for cocaine seeking behavior during relapse.

    I always thought cocaine was garbage anyways, yet it's something that is hard to turn down. I came across this article and thought it should be shared with the DF community. Hope it helps! I attached a PDF also of these findings. Approximately 1.5 million Americans use cocaine in a given year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Many are repeat users. Unfortunately, there are currently no FDA approved medicinal treatments for cocaine addiction. Behavioral therapy is the...
  5. Meth’s resurgence spotlights lack of meds to combat the addiction

    By Carmen Rodriguez January 14, 2019 In 2016, news reports warned the public of an opioid epidemic gripping the nation. But Madeline Vaughn, then a lead clinical intake coordinator at the Houston-based addiction treatment organization Council on Recovery, sensed something different was going on with the patients she checked in from the street. Their behavior, marked by twitchy suspicion, a poor memory, and the feeling that someone was following them, signaled that the people coming...
  6. Self love: The lesson through which all other lessons are realized

    Self Love: The Lesson Through Which All Other Lessons Are Realized Teal Swan [URL]https://tealswan.com/resources/articles/self-love-the-lesson-through-which-all-other-lessons-are-realized/[/URL] There is a wholeness that calls to all people, we are born with its song ringing in our ears, and yet we come to know it first by its absence. For most people, the time comes in adulthood when the emptiness within us grows so large it can not be filled externally. And running from fears becomes a fight that we...
  7. A Radical New Approach to Beating Addiction

    Psychedelic drugs are in the vanguard of treatment for addiction, raising the paradoxical question of how one mind-altering substance can override dependence on another. By Jennifer Bleyer, published May 2, 2017 - last reviewed on May 9, 2017 Jason didn't fit the hackneyed stereotype of an alcoholic. A 39-year-old marketing executive with a master's degree, he never blacked out or erupted in a stormy rage. His family's home in Albuquerque wasn't strewn with empty liquor bottles. He had...
  8. Woman dies after being cut off of pain medication

    When her prescriptions were cut off, Davis was advised she needed to go to a pain management clinic, but every one she tried said they couldn’t help her, Grosz said. Davis was then advised to go to a methadone clinic, a facility where people with opioid dependency go to receive medication-based treatment therapy. With no openings at local clinics, Davis traveled to Allentown every day for six months. Eventually, she was able to start going to a clinic in Plains Twp., he said. Grosz said he...
  9. Grapefruit seed extract equal to or better than white grapefruit juice?

    While reading some articles on grapefruit seed extract and the various ailments it can assist in healing, I came across the very same drug warnings that typically come along with grapefruit. This is from University Health News, Warnings About Grapefruit Seed Extract Grapefruit juice and possibly other grapefruit products, including grapefruit seed extract, are known to interact with certain drugs and may lead to serious adverse reactions. Grapefruit inhibits certain enzyme systems within the...
  10. Would a digital pill be an option in curing YOUR prescription abuse?

    SKIP TO CONTENTSKIP TO SITE INDEX From the New York Times...is this a help, or is it a violation of privacy? SUBSCRIBELOG IN First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’ Image A wearable sensor patch made by Proteus Digital Health is part of the Abilify digital pill study.CreditProteus Digital Health By Pam Belluck Nov. 13, 2017 For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell...
  11. My Struggle with Opiate Addiction

    I started Kratom nearly a year ago and i was not one for anything organic or from the earth but this stuff really does work! There is alot of negativity about this stuff but i ignore it. I do not ignore the success stories though. If a nurse can swear by it and recommend it to patients she comes across and the doctor even swears by it then i am sold! This stuff has helped so much and it gives me energy as well depending on the strand you take. It helps with the anxiety, cravings, sleep, it...
  12. The Road

    Behind her lay a fading dusty ochre glow. Ahead of her, just above the thin grey line dotted with yellow down the middle, was an ever deepening dusty periwinkle. To either side of her, the soft piles of organic powder were like two boundaries across which she must not travel. Ahead, two glowing, red eyes led her down the grey path, beckoning, as if in a deadly tin game of cat and mouse. On the other side of the dirt boundaries, moldy green spots of varying sizes dotted the landscape....
  13. The Kindest Cut

    i hate this curse of tenderness so hit me hard and break the spell that keeps me weak and so unreal no matter how it feels - Ultra Vivid Scene, The Kindest Cut The kindest cut is quick and sharp. If you want to leave, leave. Take your cat and forgo the deposit. One of the most hurtful and unnecessary things a person can do to another is to allow them to think, act, live and feel they have a significant other who has their back when in reality they do not. - titaniumhunter Death is Only the...
  14. Efficacy of urine alkalinization by oral administration of sodium bicarbonate

    Abstract BACKGROUND: Urine alkalinization is indicated for various medical conditions. Alkalinization is usually achieved by intravenous administration of alkali substances titrated by repeated urinalyses. Some situations such as mass casualty events might require urine alkalinization by the oral route. We evaluated the efficacy of oral sodium bicarbonate administration for urine alkalinization. METHODS: In a prospective open-label trial, 4 g of sodium bicarbonate was administered orally...
  15. Being ripped off repeatedly, a reason to stay clean.

    I’ve been ripped off by £190 in the last few days and it is really driving the point home that I need to stay clean, whether is whack product or just being scammed by a runner, I’ve had enough. The scales are tipped towards me getting clean after wasting two weeks of money for bills and food on these things. The dark side of the drug world is rearing it’s ugly head at me. It’s all too much effort with increasingly minimal returns on expenditure. If I buy weed I know I can get it without...
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