Tag: addiction

The Importance of Men’s Mental Health

A crisis has arisen in much of the Western world that’s gone silent for too long. Men are struggling with various mental illnesses at higher rates than ever. And the majority of these men aren’t seeking out professional help.

Fighting Against Addiction Stigma

People who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction have another, unnecessary worry; stigma – the will of another person to negatively perceive someone for their actions. Those who stimulate addiction stigma are usually unaware of what addiction really is. Many consider it a choice (you choose to take a drug, therefore, you chose to become

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Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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What is Sexual Obsession?

When it comes to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the main symptoms are unwelcomed thoughts, images, or ideas that don’t leave the mind and cause suffering. A subset of these symptoms is known as sexual obsession. This is when an idea or thought surrounding sexual activity continually preoccupies or intrudes on your mind. These can happen both with

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What is a Substance Abuse Disorder?

A substance abuse disorder is when a person uses drugs and/or alcohol to a point where it leads to major health problems or complications with his/her responsibility, such as work, school, or home. As the recent opioid epidemic tells us, substance abuse is a common mental illness within the United States. One of the biggest reasons

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White Room

It’s been about twelve hours now. There’s been a headache perpetuating my conscious. Chills sweating all throughout my body. And a very lonely feeling of disillusionment. I sat there, in the white room, trying to forget what was happening. Twelve hours seems like nothing when you think about the five years it’s been since. Five

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