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Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

If you’re thinking someone in your life is abusing prescription drugs, it’s important to observe their behavior and try to get them the proper help. What to Look For Prescription drug abuse and overdose are rapidly growing in the United States and many European countries, yet treatment for this has yet to match. Prescription drug… Read more »

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Understanding OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is defined by repetitive behaviors involved in reducing anxiety, as well as intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, or both. Day-to-day functioning can be difficult for someone with OCD since the symptoms of this disorder can be life-encompassing and seem inescapable. Statistics indicate that 1–3% of… Read more »

Recovering from Alcohol Addiction a Day at a Time

"Alcohol kills more teenagers than all other drugs combined." Recent studies show that thirty-two percent of heavy drinkers over the age of twelve have also used illegal drugs. Loss of control, an overwhelmed mindset, and hopelessness affect the mind of someone who is suffering from alcohol dependency. Addiction does not discriminate against age nor race… Read more »

Ways to Improve Mental Health

"Every day begins with an act of courage and hope." Do you remember the very first time you consciously recognized that you or someone close to you had depression? It happens to us all, we get down in the dumps sometimes, but some individuals experience much more severe symptoms of depression than others. Far too… Read more »

Teenage Marijuana Use: Effects on the Brain

“Decision making, concentration, and memory can suffer for days after use, especially in regular users.” (http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/marijuana) In the United States, believe it or not, marijuana is the most prevalent illicit drug used by teens and adults. The nation's youth has caught on to a contagion, believing that marijuana is a safe drug, alluding to medical… Read more »

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