The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) reports a “definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances.” Most will not dispute that untreated mental illness can (and does) lead to self-medication. When people self-medicate, they often turn to addictive substances – … [Read more...] about Substance Abuse & Addiction Are Mental Illnesses
Natural depression remedies tend to get a bad rep when pitted against prescription medications. The truth is, some people can achieve positive results through a more natural approach. The eight non-prescription depression remedies we’re about to cover are not a replacement for needed medication. But … [Read more...] about 8 Natural Depression Remedies
Commonly prescribed and addictive prescription drugs are a hot topic. And it’s no wonder why when you consider just a few proven facts. Did you know that 55% of Americans regularly take a prescription medication? People using doctor prescribed meds usually take an average of … [Read more...] about The Most Commonly Prescribed and Addictive Prescription Drugs
With the drug epidemic gripping our nation, the focus on its causes has never been sharper. Prescription drugs and how they are prescribed has become a hot topic, particularly questions like why do doctors prescribe potentially addictive drugs to their patients? Previously, we covered 10 of the … [Read more...] about Why Do Doctors Prescribe Potentially Addictive Drugs?
Addiction is destructive. Not only does it impact a person in physical ways, but it also has psychological effects. Substance abuse counselors help their clients navigate both the physical and psychological traumas. In this Counselor Corner, we address the importance of helping your client recognize … [Read more...] about Counselor Corner
Did you know that anyone can develop a drug addiction without illegal drug use? Let that sink in. It is entirely possible to become addicted to drugs without ever using illegal drugs. Without ever choosing to abuse an illicit drug. Without fitting the stereotype of a drug addict. Stigma … [Read more...] about Addiction Without Illegal Drug Use
Across the United States, the legal drinking age is 21. Depending on your age, it may be the only legal age you’ve known. A quick look at history will show that not so long ago the legal drinking age was less than 21. Laws have a habit of changing as lobbyists and special interest groups vie for … [Read more...] about Why Shouldn’t I Drink Alcohol Before 21?