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Never Forget: 9/11, Preventing Relapse During Remembrance

September 11th by US Gov. licensed under Public Domain On this day of September 11th in 2001, America suffered one of its greatest tragedies on its native soil. We remember the countless lives lost on the terrorist attack of the Twin Towers. May each soul rest in eternal love and...

Mental Illness and Addiction: Nature vs. Nurture

This September we’re celebrating National Recovery Month with new perspectives on the causes of addiction! The concept of nature versus nurture in psychology has been controversial since its introduction in the 19th century. There are numerous viewpoints on the impact one’s genetic disposition has on one’s life in comparison to...

U.S. House Approves The Protecting Our Infants Act for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Amid the throes of the opiate epidemic, our nation is riddled with heroin and prescription opiate addiction- their effects are felt throughout all communities, negatively impacting political, social, and professional spectrums. The condition has become far reaching enough to manifest itself in newborns, who are brought into the world addicted...

Oliver Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon Opens Up About Ketamine Addiction & Suicide

Frontman of the rock band, Bring Me The Horizon, gave NME’s readers an in-depth look at his addiction to ketamine, and how his addiction fomented thoughts of suicide. Oliver Sykes (the dashing lead singer of Bring Me The Horizon) confides his addiction to ketamine initially stemmed from wanting to be...

After Tragic Overdose, Mother Pushes for Drug Reform to Save Lives

In January 2015, Lori Mizwicki received news no mother ever wants to hear. Her 16 year old son, Mason Mizwicki was found dead of apparent overdose. The cause? Prescription pills he’d taken at a New Year’s Eve ‘skittles’ party he attended the previous night. Mason was only a junior at...

5 Tips for Success in a Rehab Program

The decision to finally end addiction’s suffocating hold on one’s life can be daunting. The journey to sobriety is rarely as simple as “stop doing drugs” like so many benighted non-users believe. Addiction is a complex disease rooted deeply in the mind, affecting one’s perception of self, the world, and...

What You Need to Know About Self Harm & Addiction

If ever there were two things society does not want to talk about, self mutilation and addiction are definitely towards the top of the list- and it’s a grave injustice to the people struggling through both disorders. In fact, those with substance use disorders, and people who engage in self...

‘The Hills’ Star, Stephanie Pratt, Speaks Candidly On Dark Past of Drug Abuse and Bulimia

For many teens and young adults in the early 2000s, reality TV show The Hills was a must watch and the stars were to be admired and envied. The spin-off of Laguna Beach helped pave the way for reality television as we know it today. It allowed audiences around the...

Hillary Clinton Advocates Changing Systematic Racism Policy for the Black Lives Matter Movement: Education, Housing, Criminal Justice, Addiction

Whatever your stance is on the Black Lives Matter movement I think we can all agree we’re not getting anywhere by hurting each other and prompting mayhem on top of the madness activists are protesting about. But sometimes you just have to flip things over, right? Well yeah, but it...

Most Drug Use Begins During Our Teenage Years, Impeding Brain Development and Cognition

Experimenting with and taking drugs has become a sort of rite of passage which either turns teens and adolescents off from continued abuse, or plunges them down the rabbit hole of addiction. Thankfully, according to News Press, many drug addled excursions do not foment addiction. However, experimenting with substances which...

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