Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers such as codeine, and the illicit drug heroin. Overdoses due to prescription opioid drugs have been deemed the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. As painkillers are frequently prescribed medications, they are easily obtained and taken for reasons other than the condition for […]
Holiday shopping can be stressful for a lot of people. Does one brave the Black Friday crowds or wait until later? Even if the decision is to wait, there are still many things to think about, such as where the best deals are, what the best time to go shopping is and what to get […]
We are intrinsically motivated to do the things that make us feel good by triggering our brain’s reward system, a group of structures in place that responds to rewarding stimuli like food, sex and drugs such as cocaine and alcohol. Rewarding stimuli such as these promote the release of a brain chemical called dopamine, […]
It’s a shame to miss the joy of the holiday season by letting stress and anxiety take over, but some people do not look forward to what the celebrations may entail. Expecting stress can be a self-fulfilling prophesy, so make this the December that’s different. Finding time to relax can be difficult for workaholics who […]
The holiday season is all about getting together with friends and family. Depending upon where everyone lives, it may be the only time of year when the entire family can unite. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanza, families assemble for visiting, feasting, gift giving and catching up on each other’s lives. Making traditions easier […]
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