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Sleep deprivation causes mental and physical health
06-22-16 Category: Health, Health and Wellness, Recovery

Getting adequate sleep is just as vital to overall health and well-being as exercising and having a healthy diet. Sleep helps the body and mind feel restored and refreshed for the following day. It helps people retain new information, work productively, maintain attention and alertness (like when driving), and accomplish necessary tasks throughout the day. […]


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enabling behaviors
06-20-16 Category: Advocacy, Parenting, Substance Abuse

Human beings adapt to survive. We harnessed fire to avoid freezing to death. But not all adaptations are as positive as that. We also adapt by enabling others. Individuals living with an addict suffer the pangs of addiction without ingesting substances. In order to spare themselves emotional upheaval, they consciously or subconsciously choose to enable […]


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hormonal contraceptives on oxytocin and intimacy
06-17-16 Category: Health and Wellness, Medicine, Recovery

Women have a bitter inside joke: it’s not the synthetic hormones that prevent pregnancy, it’s the unpleasant side effects that make intimacy undesirable, thus preventing pregnancy! It’s true some side effects: vaginal dryness, lack of libido and in some cases, absurdly heavy cycles have birth control to blame, but a new study from Oxford has […]


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prescriptions for opioid painkillers
06-16-16 Category: Medicine, Research, Substance Abuse

Consider this: More than 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers were issued in 2012; that’s at least one prescription for every adult in our country. On the list of global morphine intake, the U.S.A. ranked fourth highest in milligrams received per person. African countries overwhelmed by cancer as well as other painful fatal illnesses – […]


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Male victims of sexual abuse
06-15-16 Category: Advocacy, Coping, Trauma

Adam and Keith share their stories in a powerful video series that illustrates the deep emotional impact rape has on victims. This survivor series was funded by a Getty Images Creative Grant as part of a recent awareness campaign by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network to show that rape can happen to anyone […]


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dental hygiene and preventive dental health

Unfortunately, dental hygiene and preventive dental health is overlooked by many. Very few people realize the importance of regular dental visits and teeth cleanings until they run into a dental nightmare and walk out with a $3,000 bill and a painful mouth. Interestingly, according to a Gallup Poll, one-third of Americans did not visit their […]


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Using MDMA
06-10-16 Category: Depression rehab, Research, Trauma

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) – the active chemical component of ecstasy and Molly – is a powerful hallucinogenic that has acquired a popular reputation among young party-goers. However, preliminary research suggests that this club drug may someday become available at your local pharmacy as a treatment for certain psychological disorders. MDMA treatments for PTSD The Multidisciplinary Association […]


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Anxiety study on flies potentially
06-09-16 Category: Anxiety, Anxiety Treatment, Research

If you went to high school and took a biology class, then you must be aware of the fruit fly, formally known by its scientific name, Drosophila melanogaster. The fruit fly has been used in science classes and genetic laboratories for decades. In fact, “fruit flies share 75% of the genes that cause disease with […]


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alcoholics brains
06-08-16 Category: Cognition, Research, Substance Abuse

“Globally, the disease burden caused by alcohol is estimated to be roughly as great as the burden caused by the use of all illegal substances together.” That’s the message from researchers at the University of Eastern Finland. They released a study this spring dissecting the different types of “changes in the brain that make people […]


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Alcohol ads lead to teenage drinking
06-06-16 Category: Advocacy

Television commercials, radio ads and internet popups are ubiquitous in our society. There are commercials for toys, politicians, food, soda and alcohol. The majority of the food and drinks advertised are processed and loaded with sugar. When was the last time we viewed a commercial about small businesses that focus on a healthier lifestyle and […]

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