Articles in Category: Breaking News

How to Develop Spirituality in Recovery

on Tuesday, 23 June 2015.

While recovering from an addiction, there are different aspects of a person's life that they must focus on in order to manage their symptoms most effectively. Recovery is much more than simply abstaining from substance abuse, it involves a complete transformation and new lifestyle that reflects more positive goals, inner peace and healthy decisions.

The Effects of College Drinking Culture on Students

on Tuesday, 23 June 2015.

College life lends itself to rebellious behavior as students are living away from home for the first time without any adult supervision. Partying and drinking heavily are simply a part of the culture for students in college. Unfortunately, this lifestyle can take its toll on young adults and college drinking along the behavior associated with it has escalated to dangerous levels in recent years.

How Prescription Drugs Became an Epidemic

on Tuesday, 23 June 2015.

Painkillers, especially opiates, have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Opiates are derived from the opium poppy have been prevalent in the medical field for centuries and it was in the early nineteenth century that morphine became a widely used painkiller that first caused the spread of addiction.

The Link between Alcohol Abuse and Veterans

on Monday, 22 June 2015.

For those who have served in the military, they often take their leave as trauma survivors due to the experiences they have been through in war. Veterans are especially vulnerable to the type of mental health issues that affect trauma survivors because they might witness or be involved in serious violence and shocking events for an extended period of time. Because of mental health problems like post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety veterans are more likely than others to struggle with a drinking problem.