Addiction

How do I know if my partner is doing drugs?

November 06, 2019

How do I know if my partner is doing drugs?

Addiction Substance Abuse

Coping with a partner’s substance abuse can turn one’s life upside down. When addiction enters a relationship, all the trust that took years to build gets thrown out of the window. When a partner gets hooked to any substance, they may go to any length to conceal the fact from their partners. While breaking up with them may seem like a…

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Effects of cocaine use

October 07, 2019

Effects of cocaine use

Addiction Substance Abuse

Most people know that cocaine use is a bad idea, however, a lot of them may not know exactly why. While cocaine was originally developed as a painkiller, nowadays it is used as an addictive drug identified by multiple street names that can be snorted, ingested, and/or injected in an effort to gain a fast-acting…

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Pulmonary complications of using heroin

October 04, 2019

Pulmonary complications of using heroin

Addiction Substance Abuse

Heroin is a synthetic opioid which is 2 to 4 times more potent than morphine. Because of heroin’s remarkable ability to dull pain, some people who chronically use the drug might not notice when they become ill due to excessive use. When people hear about sicknesses associated with heroin, most people think about human immunodeficiency…

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Top 5 mental health issues college students face

September 25, 2019

Top 5 mental health issues college students face

Addiction Dual Diagnosis Mental Health

For most people, college is their first foray into the “real world.” The sudden influx in responsibilities and social pressures can be overwhelming, leading to anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues, to cope. These problems if left untreated can lead to multiple complications like compromised academic performance, isolation, and in extreme circumstances, suicide ideation and…

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September 17, 2019

‘Rethinking Positive Thinking’ guides mental health, substance abuse patients back to optimism

Addiction Mental Health Substance Abuse

How many times have we heard the phrase “think positively?” The power of positive thinking is endorsed by motivational speakers, religious leaders, teachers, as well as our parents. If we think positively, good things will eventually happen to us. This belief was further examined by Gabrielle Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York University and the University of Hamburg. Her research resulted in…

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