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07-27-17 Category: Drug Abuse, Health, Physical Health

John Kingsley (name changed), a 36-year-old, former welder at a well-known San Diego shipyard, is in the midst of two difficult battles of his life. He was laid off on disciplinary grounds, owing to his addiction to prescription drugs, some time back. Soon he started experiencing health problems and had to go in for a […]

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12-05-16 Category: Physical Health, Recovery, Weight Loss

Having a healthy relationship with food during the holidays can prevent the risk of relapse in individuals with past substance abuse issues. Many people have disordered relationships with food, which can result in using substances or adopting other maladaptive behaviors in an attempt to lose weight. During the holiday season, engaging in healthy food behaviors […]

powdered alcohol
02-26-16 Category: Alcohol Addiction, Physical Health

Alcohol … powder? It sounds strange, but it’s a product that’s been around for a long time. Mix enough alcohol with a moisture-absorbing food additive and you get a powder. Add water – or any liquid of your choice – and you have a beverage with the strength of a mixed drink. Last year, Lipsmark […]

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02-22-16 Category: Mental Health, Physical Health, Treatment

Eating disorders are far more complex than they sound. The National Institute on Mental Health calls them “serious disturbances” that are associated with “a wide range of adverse psychological, physical and social consequences.” They’re not lying. Eating disorders can turn fatal; patients with anorexia and bulimia can do a tremendous amount of physical damage to […]

Permanent problems resulting from eating disorders
01-22-16 Category: Physical Health

Behavioral health conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder can cause a number of health issues. While these symptoms vary in severity, many people are not aware that they differ in duration as well. Consequences like weakened bowels, stunted bone growth and neurocardiac dysfunction are often times irreparable. Laxative abuse = […]

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01-06-16 Category: Physical Health

While sticking a needle in an arm seems drastic, some individuals with drug addictions crave the quicker and more powerful drug high caused by injection. This method of drug abuse has a wide range of associated dangers, including elevated risk of overdose and track marks, but perhaps the most infamous consequence is the risk of […]

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12-11-15 Category: Physical Health, Recovery, Weight Loss

Having a healthy relationship with food during the holidays can prevent the risk of relapse in individuals with past substance abuse issues. Many people have disordered relationships with food, which can result in using substances or adopting other maladaptive behaviors in an attempt to lose weight. During the holiday season, engaging in healthy food behaviors […]

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Being a “Debbie Downer” can negatively impact an individual’s mental and physical health. Similarly, having an optimistic outlook can improve health, quality of life and interpersonal relationships. Those struggling with depression or other mental health disorders might find it difficult or impossible to see the positive side of things, but this population can benefit the […]

eating disorders facts
06-30-11 Category: Physical Health

In one study, 3 out of 4 women interviewed said they were overweight, although only 1 out of the 4 actually was Four out of five women in the U.S. admit they are dissatisfied with their appearance 81% of ten year old girls admit to being afraid of being fat 42% of first thru third […]

06-30-11 Category: Physical Health

One in three women and one in four men are on a diet at any one time 35% of occasional dieters move on to compulsive dieting Two in every five women and one in every five men would trade several years of their life to achieve their ideal weight. The diet products industry has a […]