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The Truth About Polysubstance Abuse

Polysubstance abuse refers to the consumption of one or more illicit substances over a defined period or simultaneously. It was once...

The Obsession with Beauty and How it is Linked to Depression in Teens

Barbie dolls, GI Joe dolls and Victoria Secret’s lingerie angels are just a few icons that have shaped the way young...

The Ups and Downs of Drug Treatment Coverage in the United States

“Courtney Griffin was addicted to heroin and ready to get help. She packed up her things, and her mom drove her...

Overview of Stimulants

Stimulants or “uppers” are chemicals that induce feelings of euphoria, a racing heartbeat and alertness in the body. These substances can...

Are Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia Related?

Oftentimes, it may be difficult for professionals, let alone the general public, to differentiate between mental health disorders especially when two...

What’s Eating Our Patients? The Link Relationship between Trauma and Eating Disorders

Although the evidence to suggest that eating disorders (ED) have a biological basis has been described as irrefutable (e.g., Strober &...

The Dangerous Side of Sleep Aids

There is three basic types of sleep disorders: those that cause insomnia, those that cause fatigue during the day, and those...

Debunking Common Addiction Treatment Myths

Addiction is defined by the inability to abstain from a drug craving or unhealthy behavior, which results in biological and psychological...

How the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why is a Potential Trigger for Suicide and Mental Illness

It is difficult to survive a day in the office or a night out with friends, browse social media or overhear...

Common Street Drugs That You Probably Have Never Heard of

Drug abuse has plagued the American continent since the 1800s, when morphine, heroin and cocaine were hailed for their amazing curative...

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