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What is PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur when a person has experienced a traumatic event in which there was an actual or perceived threat of death or injury to themselves of another.  People with PTSD often re-live the traumatic event through distressing dreams, flashbacks, or by becoming agitated and/or hypervigilant around anniversaries or other dates… Read more »

Understanding Depression: What is Postpartum Depression?

The baby blues are no joking matter, and women worldwide know this if they have experienced the effects of postpartum depression (PPD) after giving birth. Hormonal and chemical changes, combined with a ton of physical changes, can leave mom feeling moody and overwhelmed, which is normal after childbirth but may be discouraging and cause a… Read more »

A Look at the Physical Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abusers are heavy drinkers who continue to drink no matter the consequences.  This form of substance abuse can result in the destruction of families, careers, goals and often times, lives. Abusers and addicts are not the same but both experience the physical effects of the excessive consumption of alcohol. Individuals who are considered alcohol… Read more »

Florida Statistics on Teenage Drug Use

Alcohol and drug abuse is a major public health issue in teenagers across the nation. In Florida, specifically, 56% of high school students have tried alcohol, 23.6% have tried tobacco and 53.3% have tried other drugs in their lifetime. It is important to note that speaking with your teen about substance abuse can significantly lower… Read more »

What is Substance Abuse?

Many cringe when hearing the words substance abuse because of the countless lives that have been affected by this dark truth. The World Health Organization reported that at least 15.3 million persons in the world have drug use disorders. Alcohol and prescription drugs, such as opioids and benzodiazepines, are a just few examples of popular… Read more »