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  • How to Help Someone Who’s Struggling Physically or Emotionally with Mental Illness
    December 5, 2018
    Many people suffering from stress disorders and other forms of mental illness need encouragement, support and empathy from those closest to them. It can be difficult to determine the best ways to approach a person struggling with mental illness, and stress effects are different for everyone. However challenging it...
  • There Is No Healthy Amount of Alcohol
    November 16, 2018
    Numerous studies exist on the impact of alcohol on people’s health. The results can seem obvious at times: Drinking large amounts of alcohol can put you at a risk for many health conditions, including, but not limited to: Heart disease Cancer Alcohol abuse Alcohol addiction In most research, there...
  • Signs of Hidden Alcohol Abuse
    November 14, 2018
    Alcohol addiction can disrupt a person’s life greatly, but it’s not always easy to tell when a loved one has a problem. Many people struggling with alcohol addiction tend to keep their activities hidden from their friends and family. Why? They either underestimate the extent of their problem or...
  • Adderall Cocktail Mixing: Dangerous Drug Pairings Detailed
    November 12, 2018
    Mixing drugs is an unfortunately common occurrence in the United States, but many people mistakenly believe some drugs to be less dangerous than others are. The reality is that most drugs have the potential to cause serious and even life-threatening medical complications under the right circumstances. Similarly, mixing drugs...
  • The Dangers of Fentanyl Patch Abuse: Know the Signs
    November 7, 2018
    One of the most widespread problems when it comes to addiction and overdose deaths in America is fentanyl. What is fentanyl? This substance is a synthetic opioid similar to heroin, but capable of producing much more potent effects. A sample of fentanyl could be as much as 100 times...
  • Substance Abuse Facts and Statistics: Differences Between Men and Women
    October 16, 2018
    Every individual who suffers from substance abuse has a different experience, but there are some general trends that apply to men and women that may help inform aspects of one’s treatment. The best way to counteract substance abuse is with an individually tailored treatment plan, and this requires a...
  • Long-Term Prescription Stimulant Use: What Are the Risks of ADHD Medications?
    October 12, 2018
    The millennial generation is the first in history to be routinely prescribed stimulant medications like Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta to treat the symptoms of ADHD. Not surprisingly, many in this generation are also suffering from issues with stimulant drug abuse. Studies show that the recreational use of ADHD medications...
  • How Long-Term Alcohol Abuse Affects the Blood: Blood Disorders and Complications from Alcoholism
    October 4, 2018
    Alcohol abuse can have several impacts on one’s health, but some of the most harmful can happen at the microbiological level, where we can’t even see it. Studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse impacts the blood, including red and white blood cells alike, as well as blood cell...
  • Alcohol and Fibromyalgia: The Links Between Alcohol Abuse and Neuropathic Chronic Pain
    October 2, 2018
    What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) condition characterized by widespread pain and chronic fatigue – the source of which is subjective, and cannot be determined by tests. Because the source of the chronic pain cannot be pinpointed, diagnosis and treatment are also fairly subjective. Physicians don’t currently...
  • Teens Using Illegal Drugs Less, But Face Other Challenges (Depression, Bullying, etc.)
    September 26, 2018
    Today’s teens are very much different than the ones 10 years ago, who are very much different than the ones 10 years before that. To people older than 30, you probably don’t have to make much of an argument to get them to agree with that assessment. But if...