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Cleveland Brown's Josh Gordon Suspended for a Third Time
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img source: Bleacher Report   Josh Gordon is not new to the NFL suspension game. Earlier this week, Gordon was reported testing positive for his substance of abuse test.   Josh Gordon is a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns. In a statement released by the general manger, “As we have conveyed, we are disappointed to once again be at this point with Josh.” Their sentiments are substantiated.   This marks Gordon’s third suspension to date. Three consecutive years in a row. His first suspension fronted his 2013 season (missing two games) and Gordon was still able to lead the NFL...

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Increasing Dopamine Will Make You Happier. Here's How
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img source: public domain   It should not be a secret that altering your dopamine levels can directly affect your mood, behavior, and energy. However, did you know that dopamine levels can also be altered by your perception? A simple change on your outlook, can have profound effects on your day-to-day happiness. Here are some ways you can increase dopamine levels, without needing pills:   First, and foremost, don’t get addicted. Upon inspection of addictive behavior, studies show an underlying cause of low dopamine levels. The “addiction” whether it be food, drugs, etc… presents a quick-hit to correct your dopamine...

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Increasing Suicide with Cocaine and Alcohol
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    img source: news.brown.edu   The topic of suicide is a very sensitive. The notion of suicide being a direct link to substance-abuse is, in fact, extremely over-simplified. In an attempt to better understand the factors that may increase suicide risk, researchers studied the use of two drugs specifically, cocaine and alcohol, both independently and combined together.   From a study in the journal Crisis, when used independently, alcohol had no association with increased suicide. In addition, cocaine provided only borderline suspicions. Both findings were unexpected.   However, the combination of both alcohol and cocaine misuse did provide an increase in...

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Facebook Addiction? User Resorts to LSD
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It’s the dawn of a new era when we find users searching for illicit drugs to curve their internet addiction. Such is the case for Baynard Woods, who resorted to LSD to help him against his own Facebook addiction. Baynard Woods explains, he only used small amounts of LSD to fight this addiction. In the tech-world of Silicon Valley, small amounts of LSD, in particular a microdose (about 10 micrograms of LSD) is being used as a tool to effectively enhance creativity. Woods’ article on VOX describes his mental change from “scrolling aimlessly through Facebook” to a more casual mindset,...

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Verdict Reached for California Rehab: Murder Charge
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  Riverside County Superior Court Judge Elaine Kiefer decided there was insufficient evidence to support the second-degree murder charge against a California rehabilitation center, A Better Tomorrow, and four of its employees in the 2010 death of patient Gary Benefield.   Gary Benefield was seeking treatment for an alcohol drinking problem. Legal experts have noted the importance of this murder charge which may have been intended to put California’s drug and rehabilitation industry on alert. Prosecutors argued the company killed Benefield by allowing employees with little or no medical training to give him drugs without consulting a physician or getting...

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