Monthly Archives: October 2019

Depression Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Depression Types, Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment Depression is a very common problem and with the acknowledgment and acceptance of mental health issues in this day and age, it has been gaining more attention. Years ago, there used to be very harsh stigmas against people with mental health issues. Despite these stigmas, though it has become […]

4 Tips to Help Combat Gambling Addiction

Pathological gambling and problem gambling are both names given to gambling addiction. It’s classified as an inability to control the urge to gamble resulting in psychological issues as well as professional, legal, and financial consequences. Similar to other addictions, gambling activates the brain’s reward system.

How to Choose the Right Rehab Facility

Failing to give drug and alcohol addictions the attention and resource they deserve is one of our biggest failures as a nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), death from drug overdoses alone reached a staggering 70,237 in 2017. That represents a 10% rise from the previous year. Unfortunately, this trend […]

Psychological Dependence: How Does It Develop?

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million people aged 12 or older battle substance abuse disorder. This makes combatting addiction an uphill battle which many consider to be the hardest thing they do in life.  

You, Me, and NAMI – Together We Can Make a Difference

Mental illness is a serious medical issue. In 2018 in the United States alone, more than 19 percent (which is just under 48 million people) of the population experienced this health malady in some form. Of those, almost 12 million experienced a serious manifestation such as a major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

Mental Illness Awareness Week

The first week in October is a time set aside for the recognition of mental illness. Previously, those suffering from conditions such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, major depression, and schizophrenia, often lived alone in silence. However, in 1990, things changed when the National Alliance on Mental Illness was established. Their goal was to bring awareness […]

Fentanyl, a Deadly Bait and Switch Game

The United States Fentanyl Crisis The opioid crisis in the United States has resulted in approximately 192 deaths per day. Oxycodone and heroin were not responsible for these deaths. The drug currently killing people is called fentanyl. Fatal drug overdoses significantly increased from 1999 through 2017 due to fentanyl. This drug is classified as a […]

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