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Risks of Ritalin and the Effects of Developing an Addiction

  Prescription drug abuse has become a central issue when discussing drug addiction in America today. Whether it is opioid painkillers like oxycodone, anti-depressants like Xanax, or stimulants like Ritalin there is a lot of focus on curbing the misuse of powerful medications. There are a lot of adverse effects associated with prescription drug abuse, . . . . Continue Reading


7 Famous Female Alcoholic Authors: Women, Wine and Words

If you’re familiar with the culture of literature or have ever been inside a high school English class, you’ve heard the infamous stories of male alcoholic authors, like the great Ernest Hemingway who’s alcoholic lifestyle lead to long battles with depression before his eventual suicide. Or perhaps you’ve heard of James Joyce, the Irish author . . . . Continue Reading


Pop Star Halsey on Bipolar Disorder and Celebrity Lifestyle

The American singer, actress, and songwriter Halsey has been a rising star since her debut extended play in 2014. After her debut studio album Badlands was released in 2015 it didn’t take long for it to be certified platinum. The album’s four singles all went on to achieve minor commercial success, and in 2016 her . . . . Continue Reading


3 Signs of Psychological Abuse and How to Overcome Them

  Abuse can come in all shapes and sizes and can impact any kind of relationship. One form of abuse that is not as easy to recognize is psychological abuse. This form of toxic behavior is also commonly underestimated for how harmful it can actually be. Difficult-to-identify psychological abuse can endanger women the most. That . . . . Continue Reading


Remembering Margot Kidder: Lois Lane’s Story of Recovery

Margot Kidder was the Canadian-born actress widely regarded as the Lois Lane, having portrayed the iconic character in the original Christopher Reeve Superman film (and its three sequels) stealing the hearts of the Man of Steel and his fans worldwide on the silver screen for many years. Kidder passed away this past Sunday at 69 . . . . Continue Reading


Demi Lovato is 6 Years into Sobriety: Celebrity Recovery Story

Demetria Devonne Lovato, AKA Demi Lovato, was born August 20, 1992. The 25-year-old American is not only a famous singer, songwriter, and actress; she is also an advocate for mental health and recovery. This world-wide starlet earned a number-one album with Here We Go Again, released back in 2009, and has released five top-five albums . . . . Continue Reading


3 Critical Ways Trauma in Childhood Can Harm Us as Adults

Trauma can take on many forms during childhood. Some children may witness or experience violence, while others may experience emotional or physical neglect. Trauma in childhood can also come from other forms of abuse, all of which are tragic. Needless to say, when you grow up in a traumatizing environment, signs of that trauma will . . . . Continue Reading


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


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