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Month: April 2019

Five Common Myths About Bipolar Disorder Debunked

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Bipolar affective disorder or manic-depressive illness is a mood disorder characterized by periods of profound depression that alternate with periods of excessive elation and irritable mood known as mania. Individuals will suffer from extreme mood swings that interfere with personal relationships, occupational function, and daily activities. Bipolar disorder is one of the most stigmatized mental […]

Prescription Pill Abuse & Addiction Treatment in America

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Prescription Pill Abuse & Addiction Treatment in America. According to statistics, prescription drug abuse causes the largest percentage of deaths from drug overdoses. Of the 22,400 drug overdose deaths in the US in 2005, opioid painkillers were the most commonly found drugs, accounting for 38.2% of these deaths. Without professional treatment, addiction to prescription drugs […]

Alcohol Abuse: Debunking Common Myths

Reading Time: 3 Minutes According to statistics, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States: 17.6 million people or one in every 12 adults are diagnosed with an alcohol abuse disorder and millions of more individuals engage in risky behaviors such as binge drinking that can potentially lead to alcohol abuse disorder. Alcohol can affect […]

Does My Teenager Have a Substance Abuse Disorder?

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Teenagers can be demanding and challenging for many parents. This age group is often struggling to discover their true identity while juggling how to fit in with their peer group and gaining independence from their parents. Raging hormones, impulsive behaviors, and challenging authority are all pretty normal in the teenage phase however it is important […]

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