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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


‘True Blood’ Star Stephen Moyer Talks About Alcohol Addiction

Were you a fan of the show True Blood? True Blood star Stephen Moyer recently opened up about his past struggles with alcoholism. During a panel for a treatment center in Santa Monica, 45-year-old Moyer focused on his 14-years of sobriety. Moyer says he has been sober long enough that when he goes out to . . . . Continue Reading


Gov. Chris Christie Debuts Television Ad To Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis

The news up north regarding the opioid crisis is continually frightening. New Jersey’s numbers continue to concern residents. As a response, Gov. Chris Christie is doing everything possible to highlight new addiction services in the state of New Jersey. The ad campaign will help promote the telephone hotline, 1-844-REACH-NJ and a website, www.reachnj.gov, that Christie . . . . Continue Reading


All About Selective Mutism: Frozen In Silence

Have you ever been in a scenario where you wanted to speak, but couldn’t? For those with selective mutism, this is a reoccurring reality. Selective mutism is a condition in which a person cannot speak in certain situation. Typically, selected mutism begins in childhood. For example, a child may go the entire day at school . . . . Continue Reading


Could a Sleep Disorder Drug Treat Food Addiction?

Now that the holidays are over, most of us are probably seeing the after effects of huge holiday meals and sugar cookies. Those with food addictions have it the hardest during the holiday season with temptation at an all-time high.  There is some hope, though. A sleep disorder pill could turn everything around for the . . . . Continue Reading


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


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