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Antibiotics: Do They Really Work?

Antibiotics: Do They Really Work?

You bet they do. They’re frequently life-saving, miracle drugs. In fact, they work so well we’ve become addicted to them since they were first introduced, seventy years ago, and that’s the problem. We’ve used them so much that bacteria have become immune to our antibiotics because, like all life on earth, they adapt to their environment. In 2013 alone, two million Americans were infected with anti... »

The Truth About Addiction

The Truth About Addiction

Substance use disorder(s) (SUDs) is medicalese for addiction. For centuries, we’ve felt that addiction is the result of a  lack of will power; that addicts have weak character because of poor protoplasm. Simply put: they’re losers. The current understanding of addiction shows how stupid that thinking was and is. Addiction is so common in humans that virtually none of us are immune. Probably, the s... »

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