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It runs in the family: Substance abuse and genetics
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Alcoholism and drug addiction are progressive illnesses that affect roughly 23.5 million Americans every day, many of whom have family members who suffer from the same condition. While some are able to recover, they face the struggle of dealing with alcoholic and addicted family members who refuse to seek recovery which can further complicate their […]


Impact Of Alcohol Addiction For Alcohol Awareness Month
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The beginning of April means the beginning of Alcohol Awareness month. This month is a time when organizations work to raise public awareness and help reduce stigma that surrounds alcohol addiction which can keep people from seeking help with such issues. Alcohol Awareness Month is also a time when people are encouraged to focus on […]


Understanding the dynamics of group therapy
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From films to television and even music videos, depictions of group therapy in the media vary in tone and content. Ranging from comedic to dramatic portrayals, it seems as though there is no one way to determine what really happens in group therapy sessions, that is, unless an individual attends a meeting. While group therapy […]


Playing roulette with designer drugs
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As the war on drugs is still being fought, new types of drugs are being synthesized and are earning dubious reputations. Typically, these drugs are advertised as everyday household products but, when used recreationally, have proven to be even more dangerous than street drugs. These new designer drugs have been designed to mimic the effects […]


West Virginia battles with prescription drug abuse
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According to a report by the Trust for America’s Health, West Virginia has the highest drug overdose death rate in the country at 29.8 per 100,000 people. This number has risen by 605 percent since 1999, with nine out of ten of these deaths being the result of prescription drug abuse. This rapid increase in […]


“Out” LGBT teens develop better self-esteem, study finds
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  In the past decade, much has been reported about celebrities coming out of the closet, revealing their sexual orientation or gender identity. “Coming out,” or publicly expressing sexual orientation, is an important moment in a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) person’s life. Since society still places stigma on these demographics to varying degrees, […]


The truth about depression and youth
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Symptoms of depression can sometimes be interpreted by some as laziness. Onlookers will see a depressed person lying in bed for hours every day and assume they are just apathetic. There are indeed people out there unwilling to contribute to the well-being of themselves or society. But how many of them are depressed? Is the […]


Addiction affects us all: substance abuse and the family
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In 2012, 6.8 percent of the American population was dependent on alcohol or had problems related to their abusive use of alcohol. That equates to about 17.7 million people. As large as this number may seem, it doesn’t even come close to the number of individuals who suffer because of a loved one’s addiction. As […]


Drug courts give addicts a second chance at redemption
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Despite the prevalence of drug addiction in America, the traditional justice system can be very unforgiving. When it comes to drug offenders, the typical method of justice is to lock them away, take away their freedom and leave them with a felony on their records. While these punishments may seem like justifiable consequences to keep […]


How diagnosis of ADHD shortens life span
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  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a difficult diagnosis with executive functions (such as paying attention and inhibitions). Typically diagnosed in childhood, this condition is found in roughly six to seven percent of the youthful population. In a recent Danish study, researchers found those with ADHD may live shorter lives with the chance of […]


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