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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


Painkiller Addiction Relapse Risk Linked to Age

Adults young and old are being affected by opioid addiction and unfortunately, those older may have a tougher time. According to a recent study, older populations who suffer from opioid addiction have a higher chance of relapsing on opioid medications. In fact, the study concluded that each year older you are when you first start . . . . Continue Reading


How Fat Affects Our Hormones

If you thought weight gain only affected your appearance, you were wrong. While gaining weight can cause feelings of insecurity about the way we look, over time the increase in fat results in psychological changes too. Excess fat stores hormones and affects our mood. For a long time, fat was considered extra storage or reserved . . . . Continue Reading


5 Common Misconceptions about Antidepressants

I’ll be honest, the first time I heard about someone close to me taking antidepressants, I responded with an uninformed misconception. While I was empathetic towards the situation, having dealt with depression and anxiety issues myself, I assumed taking the medication was a quick-fix solution. You had to be tough in this world, right? Taking . . . . Continue Reading


Could Money Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking?

Could financial incentives help pregnant women stop smoking? Apparently so, according to recent research. For the last three decades, finding effective smoking cessation strategies for pregnant women have become a public health priority. This is especially critical in vulnerable populations. Now, there seems to be one treatment strategy that is proving to be the most efficient . . . . Continue Reading


Does Social Media Really Lead to Depression?

The negative implications of social media use continue to be a heavily debated topic. Now, researchers believe that excessive social media use can lead to depression. While social media has been linked to negative psychological effects for quite some time now, this is the first study to actually associate a correlation between social media and . . . . Continue Reading


Could Dedication Be Your Downfall?

Dedication is defined as the “quality of being committed to a task or purpose.” In essence, that sounds like a great attribute to have. However, when your dedication holds you back from truly pursuing your passions in life, can it be more of a downfall than an achievement? A recent article in Psychology Today believes . . . . Continue Reading


Could a Cookbook Help Those Struggling With Eating Disorders?

A cookbook for eating disorder recovery? As someone who struggled with eating disorders, the entire concept sparked my interest.  Francesca Baker, 29, recently created a cookbook to help people who have suffered eating disorders overcome food anxiety. The book is titled, Eating & Living: Recipes for Recovery and alongside each recipe will feature stories of . . . . Continue Reading


From Peer Pressured Drug Addict to Helping Others Recover

Do you remember high school? I sure do. For many, high school is a time of experimentation and exploration. During this period, many feel intense pressure to “fit in” with the “in” crowd. Keisha Anderson was not any different from the norm. Growing up in Kentucky, Anderson was a self-proclaimed “people pleaser.”  She hung out with . . . . Continue Reading


5 Ways to Release Emotional Attachments

Whether you are in recovery or not, we all struggle with emotional attachments. Often emotional attachments occur due to insecurity and simply not believing we can move on to something different or new. Instead, we remain emotionally attached and avoid connections to ourselves and those around us. In an intimate relationship, you may struggle to . . . . Continue Reading