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Overdose Deaths in Ohio and the Rural Midwest Rising Steadily

Ohio has been one of the top 5 states for the last several years suffering alarming rates of opioid overdose and opioid-related death. Overdose death rates are already accelerating all over the country, and the Buckeye State is one of many that are part of the trend. In 2016, Ohio ranked number 2 in overdose . . . . Continue Reading


Study Says Most Opioid Deaths Were People Who Had Prescriptions

A newly released study of the opioid crisis in America actually reveals that 2/3 of people who died due to opioids actually were diagnosed with chronic pain and received a prescription painkiller in the year before their death. This research is being called “the largest study of opioid deaths”, and shows that over half of . . . . Continue Reading


Debate: Should Anorexic Patients Be Force-Fed in Treatment?

A recent court case raised serious debate worldwide on whether or not it is okay to force feed a patient with anorexia. Now, the question remains: Is it right to force-feed a patient with severe anorexia against their wishes? Dr. Evan Harris, the former Liberal Democrat MP and a member of the British Medical Association’s . . . . Continue Reading


Poor Body Image Linked to Alcohol Consumption in Teenage Girls

The way we feel about ourselves is often directly connected to the way we treat ourselves. When it comes to alcohol use, the same thing applies. A recent study revealed that high school girl’s ages 14-18 who struggled with body image misperceptions are more likely to have consumed at least one drink in their life, . . . . 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


Describing the Dangers of an MDMA Overdose

On the streets it has many names, such as Molly or ecstasy. It comes in different forms, such as pills or powder. However it comes and whatever you call it, MDMA is an extremely dangerous and illegal drug that acts as both a stimulant and psychedelic. While the drug has gained in popularity over the . . . . Continue Reading


A New Approach to Binge Eating Disorder Treatment?

Do you struggle with binge eating? Don’t worry. You are not alone.  It is estimated that compulsive binge eating affects approximately 15 million people in the United States. Because of these startling numbers, we are always looking at different kinds of studies that explore treatment for binge eaters.  Now, a new treatment may help compulsive . . . . Continue Reading


Former ‘Octomom’ Natalie Suleman Talks Overcoming Xanax Addiction

Do you remember a woman by the name of Nadya Suleman? Chances are, you do. She gained worldwide attention when she became “Octomom,” the first person of the new century to give birth to octuplets. She was on television, morning radio shows, and on gossip magazines. Audiences were captivated by her story. Then, it was . . . . Continue Reading


Simone Biles: I Have ADHD, And It’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

On Tuesday, the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) made the startling announcement that Russian hackers had leaked confidential information about U.S. Olympic athletes. The leaks revealed information from Therapeutic Use Exemptions, which allow athletes to use banned substances if they are for treating legitimate medical issues. The list of athletes on this list ranged from Venus . . . . Continue Reading


Adult Coloring Book Designed to Inspire Those in Recovery

Did you love coloring books as a child? Have no fear; you can still color as an adult.  Adult coloring books have skyrocketed in popularity. Adult coloring books offer an inexpensive way to boost your self-expression and creativity, plus they help reduce stress. Now, a coloring book is being created specifically for the recovery community. . . . . Continue Reading