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Documents Expose How Tobacco Companies Hook Kids On Sugary Drinks

By Arjun Walia The Facts: Documents obtained by researchers clearly outline the unethical and immoral actions tobacco companies used to ‘hook’ kids onto sugary drinks. They use the same tactics they did for smoking. Reflect On: Why do (and have) our federal health regulatory agencies allow such products to be approved as safe for consumption when […]


Addiction and a Lack of Purpose

By Steve Taylor, Ph.D. As you are no doubt aware, presently the United States is experiencing an opioid epidemic. There are many reasons for this—one of the most obvious being the reckless over-subscription of opiate-based painkillers by doctors, leading to dependency. But on a psychological level, we have to take into account the strong relationship between addiction and the […]

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What Are the Underlying Causes of Drug Abuse?

By Mateo Sol Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. – Carl Jung I have much to thank drug abuse for. At the moment I entered this planet, I was born with an inherited heroin dependency that formed in the womb due to my addict mother. Throughout the […]


Ibogaine: A Promising Natural Alternative for Addiction Treatment

By Aeden Smith-Ahearn There are few people left in the US who haven’t been touched in some way by the opioid epidemic. The number of those with addiction is growing, and the leading cause of accidental death in the US has recently changed from car accidents to drug overdose. This level of addiction has gone beyond […]


Legal Opioids Have Killed Hundreds Of Thousands As Big Pharma Bribes Politicians To Ignore It

By Jack Burns More than 200,000 Americans have died from prescription opioid overdoses since 1999 and as the epidemic continues, it raises serious questions about why the United States government has failed to stop it in the last 20 years. According to a recent report, many influential politicians are receiving incentives from drug manufacturers to, in […]


Addiction breeds addiction

Science shows high sugar diets make you more susceptible to other drugs, such as addictive opioids A study conducted by behavioral neuroscience experts at the University of Guelph in Canada has shown that excessive sugar intake may render people more susceptible to drug abuse. The scientists carried out experiments on laboratory rats in order to determine the […]


Washington Post: U.S. Congress engineered DEA racket to protect Big Pharma’s opioid drug giants

Although best known for publishing fake news or being forced give back a Pulitzer prize after being caught committing fake journalism, the Washington Post occasionally stumbles across an actual news story. Over the weekend, the Post published a story that reads almost exactly like Natural News a decade ago, accusing the U.S. Congress of conspiring with drug companies to hobble the […]

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Addictive Behavior Related to Low Levels of Oxytocin, the “Love/Bonding Hormone”

The more we understand how nature works, the more we realize just how complex, intricately balanced and ingenious its systems are. One aspect that we are currently gaining more insight into is the human body’s ability to produce natural chemicals and their effects on our general wellbeing. Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the posterior […]


CDC: Prescription painkiller drugs kill 40 Americans every single day

Prescription painkiller drugs like OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone) are now directly responsible for killing 40 Americans every single day. This disturbing fact comes from new data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of an ongoing investigation into prescription drug abuse. The numbers from the CDC report show […]

Medical madness sweeps America: Number of citizens taking multiple Big Pharma drugs DOUBLES in just over 10 years

Medical madness sweeps America: Number of citizens taking multiple Big Pharma drugs DOUBLES in just over 10 years

It’s not unusual to see a long line at the pharmacy counter, where people walk away with all kinds of prescriptions. However, the latest statistics show that more people than you might realize are taking prescription drugs. According to a study that was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the […]