Substance Use Disorder in Police Officers

First Responder Policeman Police Car EMT Ambulance - 4858592_1920 While for most people, a stressful day on the job might mean missing an important deadline or dealing with a grouchy customer, police officers regularly face life-and-death situations and are first-hand witnesses to traumatic events. Thanks to this constant exposure to high-stress, traumatic situations, coupled with a work culture that often discourages officers from seeking [...]
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First Responders, Trauma and Addiction

First Responders and Ambulance at Hospital - 3323385_1920 Thanks to frequent exposure to traumatic events and life-threatening situations, plus the taxing demands of a high-stakes, fast-paced job, first responders are at a much higher risk of developing behavioral health conditions and substance use disorder than the general population. Unfortunately, first responders face numerous barriers to treatment and are one of the least likely [...]
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Psilocybin for Major Depression (MDD) and the Renaissance of Psychedelic Medicine

Magic Mushrooms psilocybin-5198533_1920 History Psilocybin is a chemical found in a family of mushrooms commonly known as “magic mushrooms.” These mushrooms have been used throughout history to induce hallucinations. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring chemical or psychedelic compound produced by more than 150 species of mushrooms. The genus Psilocybe has been widely studied and makes the most potent [...]
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COVID-19 Deaths and Drug Overdoses Increase: Cocaine Deaths Increase Dramatically

Man struggling with porn addiction Introduction Sadly, drug overdoses are increasing again [1]. Well, before anyone had heard of COVID-19, the U.S. was grappling with the opioid and deadliest drug overdose epidemic in its history. Last year alone, the USA had 71,000 overdose deaths. During the ten years from 1999 to 2018, over 750,000 people died from a drug overdose [...]
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