Tag: drugs

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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The Hypotheses of Schizophrenia

When one develops the psychiatric disorder known as schizophrenia, it disrupts regular cognitive abilities and conducts [1]. Normally, people aren’t diagnosed with the condition until their late-teens or throughout their adult life. Though, there are instances where children suffer from schizophrenia. When the mental illness initially makes its appearance, there are two distinct set of

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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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What is a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (better known as PTSD) is a mental disorder which is precipitated by a distressing event. The victim either experiences the event or witnesses it firsthand. It’s common for people who experience a traumatic event to then go through a short period of adjustment and coping. However, the majority of these people will

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What is Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness which often results in long-lasting effects that are defined by disorderly, continuous thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). There are many ways in which people with OCD relieve these feelings – from biting their nails to excessively cleaning everything in their living facility. The disorder can have a destructive

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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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How to Prevent Suicide: Warning Signs, Symptoms, and What You Can Do.

A deeper look into what each of us can do to prevent suicide in an at-risk individual.

America’s Heroin Epidemic

Introduction I currently work for an upscale rehabilitation website. Writing blogs about what you’d expect. However, there was one topic of discussion that caught my interest. I figured I should talk about it here. It may or may not come as a surprise that America is currently facing a heroin epidemic. I wouldn’t have believed

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