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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
Facing the choice to embark on recovery is often not a simple one to make. There are a multitude of factors that can hold one back from leaning into the process and healing themselves from the addiction. One of the factors holding people back from progress is the significant fear of losing one’s identity that [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
Introduction Sadly, drug overdoses are increasing again . 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 [...] Read More
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