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2 Addictions Women Experience Differently Than Men

The beauty each woman brings to the world every day is unique, as are the challenges they face in life and in health. Historically, and even today, women face unique obstacles and injustices. Whether professionally, socially, or personally, women must often overcome distinctive adversities. One thing women experience differently than men is addiction. Women Do . . . . Continue Reading


Death Rates Hitting New Heights from Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide

Death is a consequence of drug and alcohol abuse we are all now painfully aware of. The opioid crisis created an explosion of overdoses across the country, and every community has experienced the fallout. Suicide deaths have also continued to increase. Some reports even indicate that suicide deaths are worse than they appear, claiming suicides . . . . Continue Reading


5 Comic Book Super-Women You Didn’t Know Battled Addiction

As a super-geek myself, any opportunity to talk super-heroes is a chance I’m willing to take. But this is actually a really cool way to touch on some difficult topics. So this is for all comic-book-loving-ladies AND comic-book-lady-lovers! For many decades people have found incredible stories of empowerment in the pages of comic books. Super-human . . . . Continue Reading


The Hurdles Pregnant Women with Addiction Struggles Face

Imagine struggling with addiction and becoming pregnant. You want to seek treatment, but you fear the consequences. If you admit you use drugs, your baby may be taken away, or you may face legal implications. However, if you do not seek treatment, you risk harm to your newborn. Therefore, you are left confused, not knowing . . . . Continue Reading


Belinda Carlisle Reflects on the Past: “I Can’t Believe I’m Not Dead”

Belinda Carlisle rose to fame in the 80s as the lead singer of The Go-Go’s and later a successful solo artist. The Go-Go’s recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of their beloved Vacation album. However, along with her rising fame, Carlisle struggled with addiction. Looking back, Carlisle says she is surprised she is still here. Carlisle, . . . . Continue Reading


4 Reasons Why Clutter Is Bad for Your Mental Health

  New research reveals it’s better to live a less cluttered life. While this may not sound surprising, the reality is many people’s lives are full of clutter. Your ability to think clearly and live an organized lifestyle depends on your ability to navigate through the clutter. Less is more, as they say. When you . . . . Continue Reading


You Can Blame These Brain Cells for How Old You Feel

Do you feel young or old? Isn’t it unfair that some people seem younger and healthier than others? Well, it might be their brain cells. Scientists have discovered that stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The findings, made in mice, could lead to innovative strategies for warding . . . . Continue Reading


Huge Decline in Underage Binge Drinking Across America

A new report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Abuse  (SAMHSA) reveals that underage drinking rates among young people are declining. Considering we are in the middle of an opioid epidemic, any good news is a breath of fresh air. When the 2010-2012 estimates were compared to the 2012-2014 estimates, 18 . . . . Continue Reading


Are You Are Depressed or Just Sad?

As someone who struggles with depression, I’ve struggled to decipher the moments in my life when I was depressed from the moments in my life when I was sad. Therefore, when I read a recent article, it reminded me that this is often a gray area. The clearest way I decipher depression from sadness is . . . . Continue Reading


Florida Senate Unanimously Pass Sober Home Cleanup Bill

On Thursday, the Florida Senate unanimously passed the controversial sober home cleanup bill. The bill would crack down on shady business practices in the drug-treatment industry.  Officially Senate Bill 788, the bill was sponsored by Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth and landed on a special order calendar and passed Thursday evening. The bill would target shady . . . . Continue Reading