Why PTSD Can Lead to Addiction

Formerly called shell shock, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was once believed to only affect war veterans. Today, we know much more about this complex mental health condition, including its ability to cause substance abuse. Double trouble People suffering from PTSD have lived through a traumatic event or illness—and are still haunted by it. Common symptoms […]

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Alcohol is a Drug?

Yes. Alcohol is a drug. There is no way around it. As the most widely used and accepted drug, alcohol has wrecked havoc on millions of families. People from all different socio-economic background, races, genders, and ages use and abuse this drug. A boy starting his teens is just as likely to abuse this drug […]

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Men and Addiction

While addiction is not a gender specific disease, it does affect men and women differently. More men are diagnosed with chemical dependency (addiction) than women, although studies have yet to clarify whether this due to biology or society. The addiction community does acknowledge that men face unique gender challenges that make them more susceptible to […]

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Two Frogs in a Pail

Once, there were two frogs who ventured from their quiet little pond. They hopped, as frogs do, across their bank, through the woods, over the field, until they happened upon a barn. Now, the two had seen many things, but nothing quite like the barn. They hopped, as frogs do, all around. The pair climbed […]

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Marijuana Guide

Marijuana has changed a lot in the past two decades, and research has revealed more about the drug’s effects. Knowing more about marijuana allows you to make an more informed decision on legalizing or using the drug for recreational purposes. We hope this guide will help you and your family better understand marijuana use, and […]

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