The Opioid Crisis and the Future of Pain Management

The opioid crisis (or opioid epidemic) is still a major public health issue in the US; despite news headlines being dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and lack of coverage of the opioid crisis, the number… View Post

The Ethics of Cheating a Drug Test

In many different contexts, you will be required to take a drug test – testing for specific drugs, legal or illegal – and testing positive for any of the prohibited substances will result in some… View Post

Psychedelics as a Catalyst for Existential Joy

In many discussions around psychedelics, there can be a tendency to be a focus on how these compounds alleviate various ills, rather than on what they can positively add to people’s lives. This speaks to… View Post

Addiction as an Existential Issue

The Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl argued that many people in the general public are experiencing what he called an ‘existential vacuum’: the belief that life is without meaning. He furthermore believed that this sense of… View Post

Why Psychedelic Therapy is Effective at Combating Addiction

Addiction is a growing worldwide problem – and this applies to all kinds of addictions: behavioural (e.g. sex, gambling, and internet use), illegal drugs (e.g. heroin and cocaine), and legal substances (e.g. alcohol and prescription… View Post