The poorest citizens in our country, often living in impoverished communities, are plagued by mental illnesses including substance abuse. We often see this as a problem that begins with an addiction that ruins a person's finances and leads to poor mental health. However, living in an … [Read more...] about Poverty, PTSD, and Addiction: A Cycle of Defeat
U.S. veterans have prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice - losing their lives in the defense of our country. While this dedication should be lauded, too many veterans are coming back to lives of mental anguish and despair. And too often, our veterans are experiencing mental illness, abusing … [Read more...] about Addiction and Mental Illness in U.S. Veterans
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?