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PTSD | Risk of Addiction

PTSD | Risk of Addiction

People experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) have an extremely high risk of developing an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol because of their tendency to self-medicate their symptoms. Many people do not even realize they are experiencing PTSD, they just...
Counterfeit Drugs | Epidemic

Counterfeit Drugs | Epidemic

There is an epidemic currently sweeping our nation that is heavily impacting our youth, counterfeit drugs resulting in fentanyl overdoses. Unfortunately, it is a fact that many teenagers will experiment with drugs for a variety of reasons, including peer pressure,...
Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

Millions of Americans live with a mental illness, that is why May has been declared Mental Health Awareness Month. It is important to raise awareness about mental health by educating the public, fighting the stigma, and advocating for policies that support people with...
Women’s Drinking | An Epidemic Inside a Pandemic

Women’s Drinking | An Epidemic Inside a Pandemic

Inside this global pandemic we are seeing an epidemic emerge, alcohol and drug abuse. The numbers of people turning to alcohol to escape the stress of the pandemic are alarming, even more so among women. According to a Rand Research Corporation study, Americans drank...
12 Steps of Recovery Program

12 Steps of Recovery Program

Most people have heard of the 12 Steps of Recovery that began with Alcoholics Anonymous and its founder Bill Wilson with his physician Dr. Bob Smith. The 12 Steps have been adapted by many other self-help and addiction recovery groups since it began in 1939, from...
Understanding Addictive Behavior

Understanding Addictive Behavior

In 2017, over 20 million Americans sought help for substance use disorder; since the pandemic, those addiction numbers have climbed. Understanding addictive behavior is an important step to recovering from addiction. Addiction is defined as a treatable, chronic...