drugs

Psychopharmacology: Characteristics and History

It wasn’t until the 19th century that French and German scientists began to study human behavior in adaptive terms. A new paradigm emerged that labeled problems as “disorders”. That was the beginning of the attempt to control behavioral symptoms with psychopharmacology. This…

The Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on the Brain

The consumption of cannabis is a controversial subject. There are many studies on the benefits and adverse effects of pot. More and more countries are legalizing cannabis. However, many experts are questioning the effectiveness of medicinal marijuana. Are medical marijuana and…

A Glimpse Into Criminality Through The Wire

HBO aired The Wire between 2002 and 2008. The series takes place in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. David Simon created the series. He worked for years as a journalist for The Sun newspaper. The series focuses on the slums of Baltimore, where there’s a…

Trainspotting and the Effect of Addictions

Trainspotting is a Scottish film from 1996 directed by Danny Boyle; a landmark film in European cinema that had a recent sequel, T2: Trainspotting. The truth is that it is difficult to forget such iconic characters, their peculiar reflections on…

Chemsex: a Dangerous Sexual Practice

In recent years, Spain has seen an increase in a dangerous sexual practice known as chemsex. It is especially common in cities with a large population. It originated in 2012 in the United Kingdom, but little by little it has…

Tucibi (2CB): The Elite Drug

People call Tucibi the “elite drug” because of its high price. It has other names as well, like Venus, Erox, Nexus, MFT, pink cocaine, to list a few. Its original name is 2C-B, which is how it is classified as a…

Cannabis: Mental Disorder Russian Roulette

Cannabis isn’t just the most highly consumed illegal drug in the world. It’s also one of the drugs with the most myths about what it does to your mind and body. The Spanish Observatory of Drugs and Addiction says that the…

Substance Addiction: Tolerance and Withdrawal

We’ve all heard of substance addiction, tolerance, and withdrawal. But what exactly do those words mean? As it’s commonly understood, the term substance abuse disorder applies to all substances that affect a person’s state of mind and behavior when introduced into…

Uses and Side-Effects of Lexatin

Lexatin is a drug derived from benzodiazepines and is usually prescribed to treat severe anxiety. It reduces tension and nervousness. In higher doses, it acts as a muscle relaxant. In general, treatment with this psychoactive drug should be short-lived.

The Uses and Effects of Diazepam

Diazepam (better known by its trade name “Valium”) is a drug belonging to the family of anxiolytics and sedatives. Nowadays this type of psychotropic drug, derived from benzodiazepines, is still one of the most widely prescribed treatments for anxiety, insomnia,…

Myths, Truths, and Half-Truths about Marijuana

The first misconception about marijuana is that it shouldn’t actually be spoken of in the singular, but in the plural. There are millions of varieties. Not all have the same quality. In fact, the effects it produces are very different depending…

Cocaine: Types and Effects

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant. It is extremely addictive and used almost exclusively as a recreational drug. It comes from the coca leaf and became popular as a drug in the 1980’s. In its natural form, the coca leaf, it…