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Can Ear-Clip Electronic Detox Device Stop Opioid Withdrawal?

  Imagine a drug addiction treatment program providing you with a hear-aid the first day of treatment. Well, a new electronic detox device might not make things sound much better, but most people seem to think it could make you feel better. Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an electrical ear-clip device that . . . . Continue Reading


6 Tips for the Adult Addict’s Mom

  Do NOT take responsibility for their addiction One part of being a parent that can be extremely difficult for the adult addict’s mom is to remember that their addiction is not your fault! While it is true that outside circumstances can sometimes contribute to the lack of healthy coping skills or the desire to . . . . Continue Reading


National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017

According to the most current data available from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and other recent data: On average, almost 20 people per minute are physically abused in the US by an intimate partner. 10 million people a year are physically abused by an intimate partner 20,000 calls a day are placed to . . . . Continue Reading


Vegetarian Diets Found to Be Twice as Effective for Weight Loss

  Veggie lovers rejoice. It turns out those who are on a vegetarian diet are losing weight more effectively and improving their metabolism by reducing muscle fat. A new study published in the Journal of College Nutrition discovered the vegetarian diets trumped low-calorie diets when it came to losing and maintaining weight. For those with . . . . Continue Reading


Amanda Bynes Is Back and Sober; Ready to Return to Acting

Amanda Bynes is back and better than ever. She was adored in the 90s when she starred in shows like All That and The Amanda Bynes Show. Then, in the early 2000s, she was in a plethora of movies like She’s The Man and Hairspray. Furthermore, who didn’t love the sitcom What I Like About You . . . . Continue Reading


Is Aging the Reason Behind Your Depression?

  Aging is supposed to be a blessing, but to many, it feels like a curse. Women, especially struggle with accepting the physical changes they endure due to the aging process.  There’s even a story about a woman who committed suicide after years of aging obsession. There’s an Irish proverb that goes: “Do not regret . . . . Continue Reading


Those Having Weight Loss Surgery Should Learn About Drug Abuse Risks

Lately, I have been thinking about a conversation. A little over a month ago,  I had an appointment with a woman who ran a workshop I was interested in attending. We instantly clicked and started rambling about other topics. We were going on about Harry Potter when she asked me what I do for a . . . . Continue Reading


Are Hormones Responsible for Your Addiction?

Could hormones be the reason for your addiction? Hormones may influence more than what we think. There is evidence that the hormone progesterone may influence levels of depression, anxiety, and even addiction. If you are currently on birth control or thinking of going off of birth control, you need to read this. Progesterone is a . . . . Continue Reading


Researchers Discover Females Have Higher Rates of Depression

Gender differences in depression start to appear at age 12 How much does gender affect mental illness, specifically depression?  Apparently, a lot. A new study delves into the ways gender differences affect symptoms and diagnoses of depression. Researchers identified a gender influence starting at the age of 12. The analysis examined existing studies that looked . . . . Continue Reading


Internet Addiction: Can a Person Be Addicted to Watching YouTube?

A recent study wanted to determine whether or not compulsive YouTube viewing qualifies as an addiction. Admittedly, I am part of the problem. YouTube has played a major role in my life since it first made waves on the internet over a decade ago. Not a week goes back that I do not sift through . . . . Continue Reading