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A Look at Amphetamine Overdose

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Amphetamine abuse has become a rampant problem in the United States. And with abuse comes the more likely possibility of Amphetamine overdose. Between 2008 and 2012 alone, ADHD prescriptions increased 53%. From the Hollywood elite to stressed out college kids and young professionals, prescription amphetamines don’t discriminate between the young and old or the rich … Read more A Look at Amphetamine Overdose

International Overdose Awareness Day

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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day; a day filled with global activities designed to raise awareness and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdoses. Since 2012, International Overdose Awareness Day has been coordinated by the not-for-profit Australian public health organization Penington Institute and you can show your support by wearing a badge or wristband. … Read more International Overdose Awareness Day

A Look at 5 Women We Lost Too Soon to Overdose

From singers to actresses to personalities, we?ve seen the brightest stars explode and fade, blessing us with their talent before succumbing to their demons. Let?s take a look at five women we lost too soon to an overdose ? and the statistics behind the drugs they died from. Judy Garland Frances Ethel Gumm was much … Read more A Look at 5 Women We Lost Too Soon to Overdose

Minority Mental Health Awareness: Hispanic Mental Health Statistics

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), despite depression being a common and treatable mental health illness, it is the number one cause of disability in the world, affecting more than 350 million people. The illness is characterized by mood changes and alteration in self-attitude, cognitive functioning, sleep, appetite, and energy level, causing impairment in social and occupational functioning … Read more Minority Mental Health Awareness: Hispanic Mental Health Statistics

Asian American Mental Health: Females Struggling with Addiction

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According to the 2015 Census Bureau population estimate, there are 17.3 million Asian Americans living in the United States and Asian Americans account for 5.4 percent of the nation’s population. In 2015, the states with the largest Asian-American populations include California, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, and Washington. According to stats published by the US … Read more Asian American Mental Health: Females Struggling with Addiction

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: African American Women and Recovery

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This month is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and so we turn our attention to those minorities with mental health issues – minorities who have a different experience within the system than others. This article turns its focus onto African American females and how they fare in the mental healthcare system. Approximately 7.5 million African Americans … Read more Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: African American Women and Recovery

Listen, Learn, and Heal: The Top Ten Recovery Podcast Programs on the Digital Dial

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There are many tools in the recovery toolbox. Meditation, counseling, music, comedy – and all of these can be found on the podcast landscape that currently populates your smartphone. It’s a crowded field, so we’re here to help you maneuver the best recovery podcast themed programs out there. Recovery Podcast: First Five BUBBLE PEOPLE? Alcoholism … Read more Listen, Learn, and Heal: The Top Ten Recovery Podcast Programs on the Digital Dial

Daughters in Recovery: How Dad Can Help

In a crisis, you may run to your parents for help or you may shut them out completely, but when substance use becomes a lifestyle, a crisis is an understatement. Having the love and support of your dad may be just the boost you need to get back on the road to recovery. SUBSTANCE USE … Read more Daughters in Recovery: How Dad Can Help

How to Convince Someone to go to Rehab

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How do you convince someone to go to rehab? How do convince a loved one to get help, especially if they are in denial and refuse to commit to treatment? Since there is no hard and fast rule on exactly how to convince a resistant loved one into agreeing to treatment, there are some ways … Read more How to Convince Someone to go to Rehab

How Substance Abuse Affects the Children

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Parenting is the toughest job in the world. Many times parents that have substance abuse issues only think of the short-term effects that it will have on their kids. Once a parent gets into recovery, many believe that the negative impact on their children have left along with their substance use. Statistics show that children … Read more How Substance Abuse Affects the Children