Psilocybin: From Counterculture Menace to Potential Treatment for Depression

Psilocybin has gained recent media attention for its potential as a therapeutic in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Just this month, a Canadian pharmaceuticals company, Cybin, received approval to conduct Phase II of its psilocybin formulation, named CYB001. What is Psilocybin? Psilocybin is a compound found in some 200 species of fungi. Upon ingestion,…

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TikTok and Your Teen: Why Teens May Be Vulnerable to Trends and How You Can Help

Over the last year, social media usage has skyrocketed. By September 2020, one study found a 72% increase in overall social media use. This may come as no surprise since many of us have found comfort and connection through these platforms amid pandemic lockdowns. Ironically, however, this increased usage has actually been linked to poorer…

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COVID and Addiction Recovery: Tips for Maintaining Your Sobriety during a Pandemic

How to maintain Safety during COVID -19 Pandemic? The COVID pandemic has created a unique set of stressors that can be particularly challenging for those in addiction recovery. In addition to general feelings of anxiety surrounding illness, there are certain factors that can make sobriety all the more difficult to maintain. Isolation Social distancing and…

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