Understanding the Difference Between Pleasure and True Happiness

In a recent Esquire Townhouse discussion, Russell Brand explained, “Happiness lies beyond the superficial stimulation of pleasure, and the reason I think this is a significant point is people can sell you pleasure, no one can sell you happiness. Happiness you resource within.” Many of us confused the two concepts to the point of self-destruction.…

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How Dangerous is Alcohol?

Alcohol may be presumed a safe form of intoxication based on its legal status. However, alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. An estimated 88,000 men and women due from alcohol-related causes each year. Alcohol lowers inhibitions and cognitive functions, making intoxicated people more likely to engage in reckless…

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What are the Health Consequences of Anabolic Steroid Use?

Anabolic steroids are drugs or hormonal substances similar in composition to testosterone. They are used as a means of promoting muscle growth and increased athletic performance. Injection is the usual route of administration of anabolic steroids, either intravenously or intramuscularly, but there are also pills for oral administration of the drug. Steroids my increase muscle…

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What is Methadone?

Methadone is a synthetic and long-acting narcotic analgesic often used to treat opioid addiction. Although methadone is an opioid, the mild and gradual onset is supposed to prevent users from experiencing euphoric effects and deter a user from using illicit opioids such as heroin. However, methadone is often abused and prolonged methadone use has been…

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