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30 Percent of People with Depression Don’t Get the Treatment They Need

A while back we took a look at the prevalence of depression among females, with data indicating that one in every four girls have depressive symptoms by 14-years-old. Now, data also suggests that out of all people who have depression, only 30% actually get treatment. For Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical . . . . Continue Reading


National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Let’s Get Real

Monday, February 26 was the beginning of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, ending on Sunday, March 4. So why is this movement so important? This year the theme from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is “Let’s Get Real”. The nonprofit’s website states that the goal is to . . . . Continue Reading


Death Rates Hitting New Heights from Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide

Death is a consequence of drug and alcohol abuse we are all now painfully aware of. The opioid crisis created an explosion of overdoses across the country, and every community has experienced the fallout. Suicide deaths have also continued to increase. Some reports even indicate that suicide deaths are worse than they appear, claiming suicides . . . . Continue Reading


Overdose Deaths in Ohio and the Rural Midwest Rising Steadily

Ohio has been one of the top 5 states for the last several years suffering alarming rates of opioid overdose and opioid-related death. Overdose death rates are already accelerating all over the country, and the Buckeye State is one of many that are part of the trend. In 2016, Ohio ranked number 2 in overdose . . . . Continue Reading


Celebrity Recovery Story: Jada Pinkett Smith Over 20 Years Sober

 Jada Pinkett Smith is, by all means, a celebrity powerhouse, with a long list of incredible accomplishments she has managed to pull off over a long career. One particular victory for the amazing icon is especially impressive, even though it is probably not the most publicized: Jada Pinkett Smith is over 20 years sober! Getting . . . . Continue Reading


Expunging Marijuana Convictions by the Thousands in San Francisco

As the days of drug policy reform unfold, we have yet another example of how perspective and opinion on marijuana use is changing across the country. According to new reports, the District Attorney’s office in San Francisco, California is committing to expunging marijuana convictions for over 3,000 misdemeanor offenders. Proposition 64 The new move isn’t . . . . Continue Reading


The Death of Dolores O’Riordan and Suicide VS Overdose

On January 15, 2018, the world lost another iconic voice in music, Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries. At this point, a London coroner’s office is stating the cause of death will not be revealed until at least April. However, there have been many early reports saying that fentanyl poisoning is . . . . Continue Reading


We May See First State to Legalize Marijuana Through Legislature

Marijuana reform is heating up already this year. Even after the controversy surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move undoing Obama-era policies that gave law enforcement a more hands-off approach to states with legal marijuana, it seems some advocates are not backing down from pursuing legalization of the drug, whether for medical or recreational uses. While . . . . Continue Reading


Philip Morris Tobacco Company Giving Up the Smoking Business?

Since 1900 Philip Morris International Inc. has become a multinational cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company. Over 118 years after Philip Morris opened a single shop on Bond Street in London in 1847, their tobacco products are sold in over 180 countries outside the United States. Their products have been all around you for your entire . . . . Continue Reading


Cocaine in America: Use Rising Under the Radar

There is absolutely no denying at this point the severity and urgency of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl and semi-synthetic opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin are destroying countless lives across the nation. But we cannot drop our guard on the other very real threats that are a lot bigger . . . . Continue Reading