In: Prescription Pill Abuse

The Rising Cost of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the United States

The United States spends approximately $113 billion dollars per year on mental health care and $600 billion dollars per year on…

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Street Names for Commonly Abused Drugs

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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pervasive developmental disorder
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is held in March each year and is a national health awareness week that…

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The Disparity Between Telemedicine and Substance Abuse Treatment

Studies are showing that depression and anxiety rates are increasing among individuals in the United States, access to mental healthcare is…

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How to Take Control of Your Health When Your Family Member has a Substance Use Disorder

It is not uncommon to hear about individuals being fearful of taking pain medication in the emergency room because their parent…

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Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Shorter daylight, colder temperatures and the beginning of fall and winter can trigger feelings of low mood, lack of motivation, loss…

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National Drug and Alcohol Week

National Drug and Alcohol Week is an awareness week that was started by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in…

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Panic disorders and Their Tie to Valium Addiction

Valium, diazepam, is a long-acting benzodiazepine, that is often used, against recommendation, to treat anxiety disorders such as panic disorder. Benzodiazepines…

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teenage addiction and self harm
Teenage Addiction and Self-Harm: Co-occurring Disorders

Nonsuicidal self-injury disorder, better known as self-harm, is characterized by the purposeful actions of causing physical harm to oneself without the…

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Netflix documentary “Heroin(e) Highlights Opioid Documentary

The opioid epidemic has been ravishing through the United State of America since the 1990’s and it has been worsening over…

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