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Overweight Child = Higher Risk of Addiction As Adult?

Apparently, adults who were overweight as children have a greater chance of having an addiction as an adult. The study applies to girls only so no word on whether this would apply to men as of yet.  Researchers at the Indiana University School of Education conducted the study. Essentially, they found that girls who were . . . . Continue Reading


Demi Lovato Didn’t Think She’d Be Alive Past 21

Author: Shernide Delva  At one point, Demi Lovato was far from the “Confident” woman she presents herself as today. In fact, in 2010, Demi Lovato was admitted to rehab for bulimia and substance abuse.  She was far from confident back then. Needless to say, she’s come a long way. We have covered the struggles Demi . . . . 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


Should You Tell Your Employer About Your Depression?

  Mental health issues like depression can be debilitating. Anyone who has experienced clinical depression knows that there is a difference between the occasional sad mood and feelings of deep despair. Often, these feelings of depression can hinder a person from being functional at work. However, because depression has such a huge stigma, it is . . . . Continue Reading


Can You “Catch” Depression?

  Author: Shernide Delva Depression is a disease that is not like the common cold. You cannot “catch” depression, but being around people who are going through mental health issues can affect you and your emotions.  So is depression contagious? Not exactly, however, the answer is complicated. A person’s susceptibility to certain behaviors is significantly . . . . Continue Reading


How to Survive College Life Sober

Worried about sober college life? You are not alone. Movie after movie depicts college life as a time full of boozing up and drug experimentation for the newly independent adult. However, not everyone’s story has to go like that. You can still get the most of your college experience and stay sober doing so! Many . . . . Continue Reading


Why We Seek Instant Gratification and How to Stop

Addiction often stems from the desire to seek instant gratification, even if it is unwise. Instant gratification may seem like the perfect idea in the moment but over time, seeking instant gratification is a major mistake. The problem with seeking instant gratification is it becomes insatiable. What is instant gratification? Instant gratification is the desire . . . . Continue Reading


Bipolar Disorder: What You Need To Know

While the occasional up and down mood is a normal part of life, those with bipolar disorder go through extreme mood changes that can significantly affect their quality of life. During episodes of mania and depression, some people with bipolar disorder learn to use substances to self-medicate. Because of this, bipolar disorder and drug addiction . . . . 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