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Mentors Analyze Drinking, Drugs, and the College Transition

College is a time when many gain independence for the first time in their life. Parents are gone, and suddenly students are left with having total responsibility over their life. This period of time can lead to dangerous decisions and often this is the time where students experiment to gain a greater sense of self. . . . . Continue Reading

Crystal Meth Addiction Treatment

Methamphetamine is a powerful and addictive stimulant that very drastically affects the central nervous system. Methamphetamine is made illegally in labs from inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients such as Sudafed. This makes methamphetamine an easily attainable drug. Methamphetamine was develop early in the 1900’s from its parent drug, amphetamine and was used initially as a nasal decongestant . . . . Continue Reading

Changing Drinking Age for Alcohol to 18?

Since 1984 the legal age to drink alcohol in all of the United States of America has been 21. Of course everyone who was born back then can drink now, so it wouldn’t seem like such a big deal. This was the year President Reagan signed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act into law. Since . . . . Continue Reading

4 Ways to Overcome Defensiveness in Recovery

Whether you are in recovery or not, defensiveness is something we all often struggle with. Defensiveness holds us back from actually acknowledging the areas of our life that are weaknesses. The energy needed to pursue recovery becomes less available when it is diluted by defensiveness. That is why a recent article suggests that letting go . . . . Continue Reading

Tar in Hookah Tobacco 25x More Than a Cigarette

Author: Shernide Delva As cigarette smoking rates continue to decline, more people are turning to more socially acceptable alternatives like vaping or hookah. However, as we have seen from recent scientific studies, these alternatives are not always safer. In fact, in many ways they can be just as dangerous as or even more dangerous than . . . . Continue Reading

How One Charity Uses Music to Encourage Recovery

Did you know that music can be beneficial in your recovery journey? For over 18 years, the charity Road Recovery has helped  young people battle addiction and other life challenges by utilizing the power of music. The program is created by working industry professionals and musicians that have confronted similar challenges who now wish to share . . . . Continue Reading

Are Personality Disorders and Drug Addiction Correlated?

Recent research suggests that drug addiction could stem from personality disorders. According to the study, personality disorders make a person more vulnerable to drug addiction. Could this be truth? The research revealed that 43-77 percent of individuals with personality disorders qualify for a diagnosis of alcohol use disorder at some point in their lives. They . . . . Continue Reading

Five Reasons You Indulge in Emotional Eating When Stressed

The time is now to take control of your emotional eating. It can be tempting to want to reach for snacks and sweets after a breakup or after a stressful day at work, but emotional eating is not the answer. Emotional eating overtime can result in obesity and increase the risk for heart disease, diabetes . . . . Continue Reading

Why Expressing Your Emotions Should be Your New Years Resolution

Author: Shernide Delva “New Year.  New Me.” That’s what many say as the clock strikes midnight and another year has passed.  However, although the New Year brings a positive outlook, it also brings new challenges. As much as we all want a perfect New Year, the truth is both good and bad will happen to . . . . Continue Reading

PTSD Resources Lacking for Nonveterans

When people think of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, often the first image to come to mind is combat veterans. After all, the disease was not even called PTSD until the 80s. The first popularized term for the condition came after WWI with terms such as “shellshock” and “combat exhaustion.” However, millions of nonveterans experience . . . . Continue Reading