Of all the potential mood-altering drugs in the world, none are more ubiquitous in American society than coffee and alcohol. Both are very easy to find almost anywhere, and generally have their dangers of addiction or possible health risks minimized, largely considered harmless beverages when enjoyed by adults.
Articles in Category: Breaking News
An addicted person surrenders control of his or her life to a substance, to the state of being "high" and obsessing over the next "fix." With so much energy dedicated to using, it becomes difficult and often impossible to pursue the freedom of a happy, healthy, productive life.
The father of the late actor best known for his role as The Joker in "The Dark Knight" has announced that he has started a charity aimed at increasing awareness and education about the dangers of prescription drugs. Kim Ledger has named the charity Scriptwise and plans to target laws in his native Australia that allow doctors to prescribe the drugs too easily.
If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are also suffering from an addiction then you are not alone. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 50 percent of individuals with a mental illness are affected by substance abuse while 37 percent of alcoholics and 53 percent of people with drug addictions have at least one serious mental illness.
Many parents who consume alcohol have questions about the best way to expose and teach their children about responsible drinking. They want their children to know alcohol can be dangerous, and help raise adults who will make intelligent decisions to either abstain or consume within moderate limits.