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Substance Use Amongst Teens Remains Steady
Jan 12, 2023

Illicit substance use amongst teens remains at or below pre-pandemic use for all grade levels. This includes nonmedicinal use of drugs, cocaine, amphetamines, and heroin. Teenagers most frequently reported using cannabis, alcohol, and nicotine vaping within the past year, according to The Monitoring the Future survey, a survey conducted each year by University of Michigan […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Awareness
Jun 9, 2022

Post-traumatic stress disorder, widely known as “PTSD,” happens after an individual has experienced some sort of trauma. This may be defined as an event that is perilous or jolting  that the individual experiences for themselves or one that they see. People may experience this condition differently and shouldn’t look at it as a sign of […]

Military Service Members: Addictions & Co-Occurring Disorders
Jun 2, 2022

Military Service Members: Addictions & Co-Occurring Disorders We are constantly looking for protection from outside threats. It may be in the form of a password/face ID on our cell phones, an alarm system on our homes, or if on a broader scale, protection for our country comes in the form of our United States military. […]

What Does Psychological Addiction Involve?
Aug 10, 2021

When discussing addiction, most of the time, people refer to physical addiction that occurs to a substance. However, psychological addiction is just as real. Even though it may not lead to life-threatening physical symptoms, psychological addiction can be just as uncomfortable as physical addiction. What Is Psychological Addiction? One way to understand psychological addiction is […]

Addicted to Porn: What It’s All About
Jun 1, 2021

Entertainment celebrity Andra Day opened up publicly in a recent post. Star of “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” Day realized she needed to tackle her addiction before taking on this leading role. She knew that “any element of sexualization” would interfere with her work. So she dealt with her disorder. Now in recovery, this […]

Booze and Snooze: How Does Drinking Affect Sleep?
May 18, 2021

Are you thinking about having a few drinks before going to sleep? Think again. If you’re looking forward to a restful night, even moderate drinking may undermine those plans. As it turns out, research shows that alcohol negatively affects sleep patterns. But doesn’t alcohol induce calmness and contentment? Having a couple of drinks to dampen […]

How Drinking Affects Health and Wellness
Apr 30, 2021

Alcohol use disorder is a progressive, chronic, and potentially fatal disease that causes serious damage to a person’s physical and emotional health. But even people who are able to drink safely need to be mindful about how the substance affects their body and mind. Despite being widely accepted as a societal norm (it’s estimated that […]

The Pros and Cons of Ketamine as Medicine
Apr 20, 2021

The story of ketamine starts almost 60 years ago. That’s when an American research scientist, intent on coming up with a new anesthetic with pain relieving properties, formulated it. The year was 1962; the place was the Parke Davis Laboratories. Although first patented in Belgium, ketamine for medical use received approval from the U.S. Food […]

3 Effective Recovery Tips for People with Social Anxiety
Apr 9, 2021

Social anxiety is more than shyness—it’s a mental health condition that can seriously affect a person’s ability to interact with others. This can make addiction recovery challenging. Many recovery programs emphasize social interaction and fellowship as a means to long-term sobriety. But it’s not impossible! There are many things you can do to help make […]

COVID Timeline and Mental Health
Mar 25, 2021

It appears as though we are approaching the finish line to COVID. But we still have a ways to go. Whether it’s the mental health, alcohol abuse, or drug abuse behavior that have changed Americans in the last year, we are all for sure changed in some way. A new version of ourselves. At American […]

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