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Significant Portion of Female College Students Choose To Stay Sober

  Despite the college stereotypes, binge drinking is not a staple for all who reside on University of Michigan’s campus. In fact, many females who attend college there are vowing to stay away from the booze. Nearly 17% of women at the University have chosen sobriety instead. The results, which surveyed 1,000 randomly selected students . . . . Continue Reading

Ambien Addiction: Signs of Sleep Medication Abuse

Zolpidem is a hypnotic drug that was originally marketed as Ambien, and is now available all over the world under various brand names. This powerful sedative is primarily prescribed for sleep problems such as insomnia. For medical use, Ambien should only be used for short periods. However, many people become dependent on the drug to . . . . Continue Reading

Lady Gaga Reveals Struggle With PTSD

For the first time publically, Lady Gaga revealed she struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The admission occurred during an emotional visit with homeless, LGBTQ teens in New York.  The visit was broadcasted on a segment on the Today Show. “I told the kids today, ‘I suffer from PTSD.’ I’ve never told anyone that before. . . . . Continue Reading

Understanding the Dynamics of Workaholism

Are you a workaholic? Working hard is not a bad thing. In fact, those who work hard often reap the benefits of their efforts. However, when work is all-consuming, it can be an unhealthy component of a person’s life. There is a thin line between a hard worker and someone who struggles with workaholism. Knowing . . . . Continue Reading

Rise in Self-Poisonings Among Teens Raises Serious Concerns

  Shocking data reveals two out of three poisonings are intentional. Poisoning has gone up 50% in the past 20 years. Young women are the most at risk. Girls are more likely to poison themselves, either intentionally or accidentally, in comparison to boys, according to a study. There are a variety of explanations for this . . . . Continue Reading

How Depression Affects the Stomach, Anxiety, and the Skin

  If you thought depression only altered your mind, think again. Depression affects so much more than your mind. In fact, mental illness and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. Psychologists have identified temporal patterns in young people. They found that arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while . . . . Continue Reading

5 Helpful Holiday Tips for Emotional Overeaters

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It is a time for gratitude, and togetherness, but it is also a time for food. For those who struggle with emotional overeating, the holidays can be especially challenging. Feelings of stress and anxiety come into play while preparing meals and shopping for gifts. However, you do not have . . . . Continue Reading

Selena Gomez Gives Powerful Speech on Mental Health Post-Rehab

Over the past year, I have become more informed about mental illnesses and the stigmas that come along with them. Therefore, when I see a celebrity opening up about their mental health journey, I feel it is important to spread that message of hope to others. So many people look up to celebrities and believe their . . . . Continue Reading

5 Benefits of a Social Media Detox: Should We All Take One?

If you are like many people these days, your social media use has probably gotten out of hand. Maybe you do not realize it, but if you check your Instagram right before you go to bed, or tweet during dinner time, you probably have a problem. Of course, no one expects you to disappear from . . . . Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Limiting Opioid Prescriptions

The first exposure many have to opioids is through prescription drugs prescribed by their doctor. No longer are drugs only obtained on the streets; they are received every day from the comfort of a physician’s office. At first glance, the solution to this epidemic seems easy— just lower the amount of prescription drugs prescribed to . . . . Continue Reading