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Selena Gomez Gives Powerful Speech on Mental Health Post-Rehab

Over the past year, I have become more informed about mental illnesses and the stigmas that come along with them. Therefore, when I see a celebrity opening up about their mental health journey, I feel it is important to spread that message of hope to others. So many people look up to celebrities and believe their . . . . Continue Reading

5 Benefits of a Social Media Detox: Should We All Take One?

If you are like many people these days, your social media use has probably gotten out of hand. Maybe you do not realize it, but if you check your Instagram right before you go to bed, or tweet during dinner time, you probably have a problem. Of course, no one expects you to disappear from . . . . Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Limiting Opioid Prescriptions

The first exposure many have to opioids is through prescription drugs prescribed by their doctor. No longer are drugs only obtained on the streets; they are received every day from the comfort of a physician’s office. At first glance, the solution to this epidemic seems easy— just lower the amount of prescription drugs prescribed to . . . . Continue Reading

A Blood Test Could Detect Newborn Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Soon, a blood test could help physicians determine if a newborn is at high risk of developing fetal alcohol syndrome. The findings could facilitate early intervention to improve the health of infants and children prenatally exposed to alcohol. It’s estimated that each year in the United States, 1 in every 750 babies is born with a . . . . Continue Reading

5 Herbs and Supplements for Depression

Antidepressants are so commonly discussed and prescribed that we often lose sight of natural alternatives that can be just as effective for treating depression and anxiety. Many people fear taking antidepressants because of potential side effects they may endure from using them. Other people are completely against prescription drugs and prefer utilizing holistic treatments over . . . . Continue Reading

Chelsea Handler: People Who Refuse to Try Drugs Are ‘Untrustworthy’

Author: Shernide Delva Chelsea Handler has made a career off of her comedy and talk show, however, she is now raising eyebrows after labeling people who abstain from using drugs and alcohol “untrustworthy” and “tricky.” On a recent episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, host Bill Maher referenced an earlier statement from Handler in . . . . Continue Reading

It’s Official – Women Now Drink as Much as Men

Drinking “like a man” is no longer a thing. More women than ever are “keeping up with the guys” when it comes to alcohol consumption. A recent study revealed women are drinking just as much alcohol as men.  The increase of alcohol consumption is doing increasing amounts of damage to their health as a result. . . . . Continue Reading

Binge Eating Disorder: Hope’s Story of Recovery

When we think of the word “self-harm,” most of us do not think about what we put into our bodies. However, eating choices play a significant role in self-love and self-care. What we choose to put into our bodies is often a direct reflection of how we feel inside. Eating disorders affect 20 million women . . . . Continue Reading

How Mixing Alcohol And Energy Drinks Harm the Brain

A new study finds that mixing energy drinks and alcohol may cause very unhealthy changes to the adolescent brain.  Researchers at Purdue University studied the effects of alcohol and highly caffeinated drinks on adolescent mice. They found that together, the effects of alcohol and caffeine were very similar to morphine or cocaine. “It seems the two . . . . Continue Reading

Blackouts: A Lesson on Alcohol, Memory, and the Brain

Those who struggle with alcohol dependency may be all too familiar with blackouts. Suddenly, you wake up with absolutely no recollection of what happened the night before. What exactly IS a blackout? A blackout is a drug-related amnesia. Chances are you know someone who has had one, or you have had your share of blackouts. . . . . Continue Reading