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How to Increase Serotonin

When talking about drug abuse, people usually focus on dopamine. It’s the body’s feel-good neurotransmitter. However, many chemicals also target serotonin. When trying to figure out how to increase serotonin, some people fall victim to chemical dependency. Dopamine vs. Serotonin Did you know that exercise increases dopamine? The same goes for a satisfying meal or…

Man with a glass of liquor wonders is alcohol a stimulant or depressant

Is Alcohol a Stimulant or Depressant?

Some people abuse alcohol to relax, while others use it to feel more energetic. So naturally many people ask, “Is alcohol a stimulant or depressant?” Technically classified as a depressant, alcohol also has stimulating properties when used in moderation. We explain the difference between the depressant and stimulant effects below. Alcohol as a Stimulant Research…

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What is an Opiate vs Opioid

Many people wonder what the difference is in an opiate vs opioid. Opiates are drugs that naturally occur in the opium plant while opioids are synthetic versions of natural chemicals in the opium plant. The terms are interchangeable when referencing drugs containing synthetic or natural opium chemicals. Opiate vs Opioid: Opiate Examples As previously mentioned,…