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5 Ways to Use Your Energy More Wisely

The way we spend our energy is a fundamental component to our success. What you choose to focus on shifts your frame of mind to either a negative or positive space. As you become busier and more overwhelmed, you may find yourself focusing on the negative, rather than the positive. However, the busier you are, . . . . Continue Reading


FAU Study Answers Crucial Question: Why Do Adolescent Friendships End?

When you’re young, friendships are everything. Growing up, I did not have a lot of friends, but the friends I did have, I clung on to. My friends provided me a sense of peace when I went to school each day. During the childhood and adolescent years, friendships can help create the foundation of your personality. . . . . Continue Reading


Can Pregnancy Reduce PTSD Symptoms?

Pregnancy is hard enough, but what about women who experience post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms? Must be even worse, right? Not exactly.  Actually, a new study reveals that for most women, pregnancy does not worsen PTSD. In fact, pregnancy might actually reduce PTSD symptoms in many expecting mothers. These effects do not occur in everyone,  though. . . . . Continue Reading


4 Ways Drug Addiction Treatment Differ For Women

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. We’ve all heard that line before. After all, it was the title of one of the most crazed books of the 90’s and although the author, John Gray, was making more of a reference to relationships than addiction treatment, the reality is that when it comes to gender, there . . . . Continue Reading


How Parents Influence a Child’s Drug Use

As a parent, you know that adolescence is a time of change. When it comes to drug and alcohol use, adolescence is the time when many children will consider experimenting.  Often, parents feel their efforts to deter the behavior go unnoticed but a recent study says the opposite. Parents can rest assured in knowing that they . . . . Continue Reading


Study Reveals Alcohol Does Not Affect Memory of Rape

Here’s the scenario: You have a bit too much to drink and something happens to you that you never would have expected. You were taken advantage of and sexually assaulted. But you were intoxicated. Should you report it? And if you do, how legitimate will the case be in court? Unfortunately, this scenario is all . . . . Continue Reading


The Link Between Social Anxiety and Initial Drug Use

From an early age, I’ve witnessed my peers fall into the pressure of doing drugs and alcohol. Looking back, I realized that for some, this was a way to break out of their shell and prove to others they were not introverted. Many people turn to substances to “loosen up.” For years, therapists and researchers . . . . Continue Reading


The Addict’s Mom Organizes Lights of Hope

This past Sunday, September 13, 2015, the organization The Addict’s Mom (TAM) held its annual event “Lights of Hope” to remember the victims of the disease of addiction, with observations and participation nationwide. “Lights of Hope” events not only honored the lives of those lost to the disease of addiction, but also celebrated and recognized . . . . Continue Reading


Diabulimia: The Eating Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of

The pressure to stay thin is causing young girls to engage in a different kind of eating disorder. One you’ve probably never heard of or could have imagined. Tempted by potential weight loss, teen girls born with type 1 diabetes are tampering with their insulin to drop the pounds. The eating disorder has garnered the . . . . Continue Reading


Meditation May be Bad for Memory

Author: Shernide Delva When it comes to meditation, the benefits to our mental and physical well-being have pretty much been drilled into our heads over and over again. Admittedly, I am one of those people that constantly rave about how great it is to learn how to incorporate meditation into your life. So all of . . . . Continue Reading