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5 Comic Book Super-Women You Didn’t Know Battled Addiction

As a super-geek myself, any opportunity to talk super-heroes is a chance I’m willing to take. But this is actually a really cool way to touch on some difficult topics. So this is for all comic-book-loving-ladies AND comic-book-lady-lovers! For many decades people have found incredible stories of empowerment in the pages of comic books. Super-human . . . . Continue Reading


Obama Signs Act to Ensure Health Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders

In 2000, a woman by the name of Anna Westin passed away from a five-year battle with anorexia. Sadly, right before her untimely death, Westin was denied medical coverage for eating disorder treatment because her disease was deemed not “certified” for residential treatment. Fortunately, things have finally changed. Now, nearly 17 years after Anna Westin’s . . . . Continue Reading


Cyberbullying Linked to Depression and Addiction in Teens

  Author: Shernide Delva The definition of cyberbullying is tormenting, harassing and humiliating someone via the internet, mobile phone, or other forms of digital technologies. Cyberbullying is no joke. Many teens and young adults have committed suicide, or have turned to substance abuse after a cyberbullying incident. My last year of college, my final project . . . . Continue Reading


How Samuel L. Jackson Went From Drug Addict To A-List Actor

“I was out of my mind a lot of the time.” Samuel L. Jackson recently opened up about his experience overcoming drug addiction and becoming an A-List Actor. Jackson received his Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s BET Awards. During the ceremony, Jackson shared a touching story involving his wife and daughter. “[They] found me . . . . Continue Reading


Does Aromatherapy Work In Recovery?

A few weeks ago I was the very proud recipient of a spa basket at a raffle. The basket was full of relaxing goodies, including a box of assorted teas. Honestly, I did not think much of the teas, but I was excited to have won anything, so I wanted to make use of it . . . . Continue Reading


Many Mothers Struggle With PTSD After a Traumatic Childbirth

Some women experience labor so challenging that the experience results in postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth. This usually occurs from a real or perceived trauma during delivery or postpartum. Types of trauma includes: Prolapsed cord Unplanned C-section Use of vacuum extractor or forceps to deliver the baby Baby going to NICU Feelings of powerlessness, . . . . Continue Reading


129 Families Share Their Loss on Capitol Hill to Combat Addiction

Last month, 129 families made their way to the U.S. capital to call on Congress to address the opioid crisis. The number 129 was chosen because every day, 129 people die from substance abuse and addiction. These 129 families gathered to tell Congress stories of the loved ones they lost, or nearly lost, to opioid . . . . Continue Reading


Why Your Digestive Health is Crucial in Recovery

In the beginning, your main focus in recovery should be staying sober by any means possible. However, once you are more secure in your sobriety, the next step is to focus on your digestive health.  Why? Well, in case you did not already know, drug use severely impacts your digestive health. When you come off those drugs, . . . . Continue Reading


Inside The Biggest Loser: Did Contestants Suffer Metabolic Damage?

Imagine spending months on national television losing massive amounts of weight only to gain it back later. The show “The Biggest Loser” has aired for 17 seasons and continues to shock viewers when they see contestants shed half their body size in just a few weeks. Many of the “Losers” drop the pounds by exercising 8 hours . . . . Continue Reading


How Drugs Affect Women’s Fertility

By now, most know the health implications of abusing drugs. However, how do those drugs affect a women’s fertility?  Researchers have found that men’s fertility are affected by drug use through the sperm. The sperm can be regenerated through staying clean. Women, on the other hand, have a host of side effects. Unlike men, women . . . . Continue Reading