A Magician Never Reveals Their Secrets… But Sometimes Mentalists Do: A Look Into Mentalism

A Magician Never Reveals Their Secrets… But Sometimes Mentalists Do: A Look Into Mentalism

A mentalist is an arts performer who uses their mental talents and intuitive insights to understand body language, behavior, and energy in order to perform. Unlike traditional stage magic, mentalism performers claim to have supernatural abilities such as telepathy, precognition, and clairvoyance. Mentalists use ‘mental magic’ rather than traditional magic to perform magic ‘for the…

Johnny Depp’s Battle With Substance Abuse: Addiction Amongst the Rich and Famous

Johnny Depp’s Battle With Substance Abuse: Addiction Amongst the Rich and Famous

Truthfully, the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard never should have been televised.  On December 18th, 2018, actor Amber Heard was published in The Washington Post with an article detailing her experience with domestic abuse. She did not name Depp in the op-ed, but he was heavily implied as the perpetrator in Heard’s story…

Fentanyl: The Drug Fueling America’s Opioid Epidemic

Fentanyl: The Drug Fueling America’s Opioid Epidemic

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that has significantly impacted on the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States—so much so that it has almost single-handedly produced the latest “third wave”. Between 2013 and 2016, overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids such as fentanyl increased by 540%, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control…

The Importance of Educating Children Born Into Addiction

The Importance of Educating Children Born Into Addiction

Addiction is a disease and as such needs treatment. However, the same cannot be said for children born into addiction. These children are being denied an opportunity to lead a normal life because their parents are addicted. Unfortunately, many parents are unable to give their kids the attention they need because of their addictions. But…

Individual vs. Group Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Individual vs. Group Therapy for Addiction Treatment

The field of addiction medicine has come a long way in the past two decades. While both individual and group therapy have been widely acknowledged for their effectiveness in managing addiction, modern research continues to suggest that they have unique benefits as treatments. Because of this, both individual and group therapy continue to be used…