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How Symptoms of PTSD Can Lead To Addiction

Most of us have some idea of what Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is. The disorder has been researched for decades, formally known under names like “shell-shock” and “soldier’s heart.” We are aware now that PTSD can affect anyone, regardless of their military background.  PTSD continues to circulate in our society. The illness is common among those in . . . . Continue Reading


PSA Reveals the 9 Truths About Eating Disorders

Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins will soon be starring in a new “dramedy” film about eating disorders titled “To the Bone.” The film is written and directed by Marti Noxon who struggled with eating disorders is her early years. In honor of the first-ever World Eating Disorders Action Day, a PSA was published that raises . . . . Continue Reading


The Connection Between Depression and Alcoholism

Depression and alcoholism together are a destructive combination. Unfortunately, the two are commonly intertwined with one another. Nearly one-quarter of alcohol-dependent men and close to half of alcohol-dependent women also have a concurrent diagnosis of depression.  Researchers wanted to explain the association these two symptoms had with one another. The interesting part about the two . . . . Continue Reading


Is Being a Night Owl All That Bad?

Rise and shine! Oh, the morning time.  How I love thee… Not! I hate to admit it, but I am not a morning person. I wished for so many years that I would become one, but it still has not happened yet. While I may have morning “phases,” I have never been a regular morning . . . . Continue Reading


Antidepressant Use More Than Doubles After Weight-Loss Surgery

A recent Danish study found that gastric bypass patients’ prescription drug use decreased after surgery. However, the use of psychiatric drugs like antidepressants more than doubled. Why could this be? Researchers studied over 9,000 Danish patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, currently the most common weight-loss surgery used today. They examined the prescription drug . . . . Continue Reading


Are Medical Schools Doing Enough to Combat the Addiction Epidemic?

Harvard medical students are demanding better training to tackle the opioid crisis. Their efforts to improve the curriculum are being heard throughout the nation. Now other medical schools are under fire as critics wonder why med students are not required to learn everything about an epidemic taking lives away each day. Shouldn’t all medical school . . . . Continue Reading


How to Choose a Support Group For Your Sex Addiction

When it comes to finding 12 step-fellowships for support, it usually is pretty straightforward. If you struggle with alcoholism, AA is the choice for you. OA is for overeaters and GA is for the gambler addicts out there. However, when it comes to sex addiction, there seem to be a plethora of choices: SA, SAA, . . . . 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


Florence Welch Reveals Past Struggles With Alcoholism

  Florence Welch, the lead singer of the band Florence and the Machine, recently opened up about her decision to get sober in the last year of her twenties. The 29-year-old admitted to going on a destructive path that ultimately led her to desire healing in her life. Now, despite her pre-show jitters, she says . . . . Continue Reading


Curing Depression Through Food?

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that affects millions. Depression causes severe symptoms that affect how we feel and handle daily activities.  Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options out there that help with symptoms of depression. With the right treatment, anyone can find a way to overcome their depression. No one . . . . Continue Reading