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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


Did You Know Middle-Aged Women Use the Most Opioids in America?

For a long time, people have assumed those most at risk of drug abuse were young teens, especially in urban areas. But prescription narcotics have ushered in a new and frightening era of substance use disorder with powerful opioids, so this may not be the case. A new report has shown that middle-aged women are . . . . Continue Reading


Tribute for Mothers Fighting Addiction

Author: Justin Mckibben Mothers are probably the greatest gift we have been given, because with a mother and a child there exists a love beyond what we can accurately describe in so many wonderful words. Mothers give life to the future through their children, and with them the very concept of connection and nurture is . . . . Continue Reading


Preventing Teen Drug Abuse: 3 Steps to Safeguard Your Home

It has been estimated that two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription medicine get them from friends, family, and acquaintances. Even worse, many teens report their first experience with drugs coming from the family medicine cabinet. As the prescription drug epidemic continues to become a major topic of discussion, another issue needs to be address: how . . . . 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


Changing Drinking Age for Alcohol to 18?

Since 1984 the legal age to drink alcohol in all of the United States of America has been 21. Of course everyone who was born back then can drink now, so it wouldn’t seem like such a big deal. This was the year President Reagan signed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act into law. Since . . . . 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


7 Ways to Overcome Childhood Adversity

The expression, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” is not always true. More often than not, the opposite is true. As children, the pain we endure does not always make us stronger; sometimes they make us more vulnerable.  Cutting-edge research reveals that our childhood emotional trauma plays a huge role in whether we develop physical disease . . . . 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


Early Childhood Stress Affects Female Fertility

Is it possible that stress you had as a kid could impact your ability to have children yourself? New research examines how adverse experiences in childhood affect female fertility. Researcher Marni B. Jacobs explores the hypothesis that adverse childhood experiences result in an irregular menstrual cycle which consequently impacts fertility. The research published in the . . . . Continue Reading