This Is Your Brain On Drugs: The Anti-Addiction Posters By Meaghan Li

Meaghan Li is a Public Policy and Political Science student with a passion for graphic design. She created this minimalist series of posters for her Psychology class – “using popular archetypes to convey the effects of different psychoactive substances”. Continue reading »

These Posters Perfectly Sum Up Twentysomethings’ Addiction To The Internet

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Ajit Johnson’s #This_Generation series is wise to your dependence on your phone, wifi, and Facebook. Continue reading »

Methamphetamine Addiction. Before and After.


Methamphetamine, also known as metamfetamin, meth, ice, speed, crystal, glass, tik, N-methylamphetamine, methylamphetamine, and desoxyephedrine, is a psychostimulant of the phenethylamine and amphetamine class of psychoactive drugs. Methamphetamine is highly addictive. While the withdrawal itself may not be dangerous, withdrawal symptoms are common with heavy use and relapse is common.

Methamphetamine-induced hyperstimulation of pleasure pathways can lead to anhedonia months after use has been discontinued. Investigation of treatments targeting dopamine signalling such as bupropion, or psychological treatments that raise hedonic tone, such as behavioral activation therapy, have been suggested. Continue reading »