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“Sex was like my heroin”: Tantric yogi Psalm Isadora’s short life was as eventful as it was traumatic
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“And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind Never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in” These lines from Elton John’s immortal song “Candle in the Wind” could have aptly described the short, eventful and traumatic life of Psalm Isadora. The 42-year-old Tantric sex guru […]

Charlie Heaton denied entry to US after caught with cocaine
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Los Angeles airport authorities on Oct. 26, 2017, detained Stranger Things actor Charlie Heaton after border security officials discovered traces of cocaine from his personal belongings. After drug-sniffing dogs found the drug on him, the 23-year-old British actor, on his way from London to Los Angeles to attend the glitzy premiere of Stranger Things 2 […]

Rap hits that epitomize hip-hop artists’ struggle with substance abuse and mental illness
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“Only once the drugs are done, that I feel like dying… that I feel like dying.” ~ Lil Wayne Artists often use creative expression to highlight the issues plaguing the society. American rap/hip-hop artists like Lil Wayne go a step further by talking about the vice-like grip of substance abuse, which is frequently flanked by […]

Chronic-marijuana-users-are-prone-to-anxiety-disorders
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Around a quarter of individuals who engage in chronic marijuana use during early adulthood have experienced anxiety disorders in their childhood and early adolescence, says a Duke University Medical Center study conducted from 1993 to 2015 and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in October 2017. Additionally, the […]

Knowledge-is-key-to-recovery
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There is no conclusive medical test to determine the presence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Its diagnosis is usually based on consultations with physicians as well as questionnaires completed by the patients, their family members, teachers, caregivers and/or co-workers regarding abrupt behavior patterns. In some cases, additional co-existing conditions can make the diagnosis difficult as […]

FDA-chief-insists-on-regulating-opioid-prescriptions-
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Accepting the mistake of not regulating opioid prescriptions more during the 2000s, Scott Gottlieb, M.D., the Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has said he doesn’t want to repeat it now in his third stint at the agency and the first as its chief since May 2017. Speaking at a special session of the […]

Domestic-violence-can-lead-to-depression-and-other-mental-problems
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“I can’t take it any longer,” she screamed, waking up in the middle of the night. Several years of abuse by her boyfriend, leading to the inevitable breakup, had taken a heavy toll on her. Experiencing feelings of anger, loss, confusion, and betrayal were overwhelmingly painful for her. It was tough to even imagine that […]

Selling-alcohol-in-movie-theatres-can-maximize-profits
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Gone are the days of munching popcorn and sipping carbonated drinks while watching a movie. In a bid to woo patrons back to the cinemas and increase revenues, more and more movie theatres in the United States are now applying for liquor permits to sell alcohol on their premises. In 1997, only 14 theatres nationwide […]

Los-Angeles-enforces-stricter-rules-to-sell-alcohol-at-gas-stations
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In an attempt to curb drunk driving and consumption by minors in the city, the Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee (LAPLUMC) on Oct. 10, 2017, approved a measure aimed at stricter enforcement of the sale of alcohol at gas stations. “Vendors such as gas stations that sell alcohol may be overlooked in […]

breaking-rules-to-save-lives-of-people-dependent-on-opioids
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Working unassumingly from the living room of her house in North California, Tracey Helton Mitchell has taken it upon herself to save the lives of people addicted to heroin and other opioids. She has been posting doses of the generic version of naloxone, a medication which rapidly reverses opioid overdose, to whoever asks her for […]