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‘Devil’s drug’: U.S. battles flakka menace

Of late, many cases of people behaving in eccentric and outrageous manner have cropped up in several parts of the United States. This outlandish behavior of people is being linked to a new synthetic drug called “flakka.” The drug has flooded the streets of America owing to its low price, easy availability and the fact that users of this drug have no knowledge about its origin. It is a cheaper variety with hallucinogenic effects more powerful than marijuana or cocaine.

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Does your workplace have windows?: The importance of light for mental health

Having trouble sleeping? Can you see outdoors from your office chair at work? There may be a connection. Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago reported that the detrimental impact of working in a windowless environment is a universal phenomenon. The study, titled “Impact of Workplace Daylight Exposure on Sleep, Physical Activity and Quality of Life” concluded there is a strong relationship between workplace daylight exposure and office worker’s sleep. The results were published in the journal “Sleep.Continue reading

The abuse of Adderall transferring into the young work force

A recent article was published in the New York Times detailing the increased addiction to Adderall among college students. The article described how doctors and medical ethicists expressed concern for the health risks associated with the illegal use of Adderall and other ADHD medications, as well as how young workers are at risk due to their misuse of stimulants to keep up their performance. Continue reading

Am I an Addict?

With nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population currently abusing drugs and alcohol, addiction is a growing epidemic. It is important to be able to identify when there is a problem so help can be found as soon as possible.

The Road to Recovery

Recovery means gaining control of your life again, breaking free of the chains of addiction. The road to recovery from drug addiction starts with the choice to find help.