It starts when a person is young. We’re talking about self-esteem. How one is raised can play a huge part in the difference between having positive or low self-esteem. And chronically low self-esteem can increase a person’s risk of substance abuse. What is Low Self-Esteem? Simply put, low … [Read more...] about Low Self-Esteem & the Risk of Substance Abuse in Young Adults
Government and healthcare – for better and for worse, the two have been joined. Their matrimony hasn’t been all that holy, but boy has it been holey. Some pretty big gaps have appeared in the areas of healthcare access and affordability, and the current political track of a repeal and replace action … [Read more...] about Marijuana & Politics: What’s Happening in 2017?
Innocent until proven guilty. It’s the backbone of the American legal system. It’s the heart of justice. Or at least, it’s supposed to be. It’s what we’re told, what we grow up hearing, what (supposedly) sets us apart from all the other “justice” systems in the world. Yet, when it comes to the … [Read more...] about Private Prisons & Drug Sentences: Good or Bad?
From childhood to adulthood, people are constantly faced with peer pressure. According to Dictionary.com, peer pressure is social pressure – the push for someone to conform to a group’s accepted behaviors and beliefs. With children, it starts in play groups and at school; facing the choice of which … [Read more...] about The Power of Positive Adult Peer Pressure