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Compassion: What it Means and Why it May Just Save the World

By | 2018-11-12T17:28:35+00:00 October 20th, 2018|

We Live in a World That Lacks Compassion At some point in your life, you have probably heard someone make this well-known proclamation, which is totally devoid of all compassion: “It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there!” This is a common response when you go to a friend or family member complaining about some situation that left you feeling bewildered by the “bad” behavior of another human being.    Chances are, upon hearing this statement, you shrugged your shoulders, shook your head in agreement, and accepted it as a legitimate explanation for whatever situation you [...]

Why Gender Equality is Important to Your Child’s State of Mind

By | 2017-11-05T00:49:07+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

All over the world, there are gender equality issues that are changing a child’s state of mind. Expectations are put on kids at such a young age. Think about the last time you went to a baby shower. You would get a pink outfit for a girl or blue for a boy. Research has found that gender-specific expectations are causing damage to kids that affect them as adults. The pressure of being all girl or all boy in character is leading to drug abuse and mood disorders later on in life. Boys are being [...]

7 Recovery Apps You Should Consider Downloading

By | 2017-07-05T16:51:09+00:00 July 10th, 2017|

One of the hardest things about recovering from a substance use disorder is maintaining motivation. An integral part of every successful recovery, staying motivated can come from regularly checking in with a support group, frequently engaging with a sponsor, channeling in to a higher power, or even being held accountable by a friend or loved one. And thanks to rapid technological advancement, the process of maintaining motivation during the addiction recovery process is becoming easier every day. Addiction recovery mobile apps, for example, let you take your most effective motivation tool with you wherever you [...]

New Breakthroughs That Can Cure Hep C

By | 2017-06-08T06:34:10+00:00 June 28th, 2017|

Being diagnosed with hepatitis C may seem daunting at first, but it is important to know that there are new breakthroughs that can cure hep C. Not only that, but the chronic diseases that directly result from hep C can often be treated, making the virus much less formidable. Of course, the best option is to avoid getting the virus in the first place. How you can do so is discussed in detail here. In order to give you a comprehensive understanding of hepatitis C and recent breakthroughs in treating the chronic condition, this post [...]

Alcoholic hepatitis symptoms and how you can prevent further damage to your liver

By | 2018-11-15T17:20:14+00:00 June 20th, 2017|

Alcoholic hepatitis is a serious condition that is related to drinking alcohol. You can think of it as a warning from your liver that it has had enough abuse. Alcoholic hepatitis symptoms will most commonly be associated with those who have been drinking heavily for many years. Often, alcoholic liver disease is what will cause a family to intervene on a loved one’s drinking. Alcoholic hepatitis symptoms and how you can prevent further damage to your liver Alcoholic hepatitis refers to a diseased, inflamed liver that is specifically caused by heavy drinking for a long [...]

Let the Healing Begin: 11 Tips to Overcoming Emotional Abuse

By | 2017-09-18T18:05:12+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

Emotional abuse and substance abuse have a complex and oftentimes co-occurring relationship. In fact, 40-60% of domestic violence cases are suspected to have either been exacerbated by or stemmed directly from situations involving substance abuse. And since physical abuse is typically (if not always) accompanied by some form of emotional abuse, it stands to reason that drug use is directly responsible for emotional damage in a relationship as well. Beyond illicit substances typically being directly involved in incidences of this type of psychological abuse, victims are at an especially high risk of developing mental disorders [...]

Drug Abuse on “Southern Charm” is Not So Charming

By | 2017-06-14T20:39:30+00:00 June 11th, 2017|

Custody battles tear through the lives of everyone involved. Faced with the potential loss of rights to see their children, parents clamor and claw at one another behind the protection of suited-up lawyers. The flaws of a spouse magnify as the case progresses, driving the existing wedge still deeper between them. The true victims in custody battles, though, are the children. Though some are too young to comprehend the events, others are old enough to understand. Divorce, custody battles, and the legal proceedings involved in each drag children through messes they never created. Custody battles [...]

Syringe Vending Machines for Heroin Addicts: A Good Idea or Not?

By | 2017-06-08T06:11:35+00:00 June 10th, 2017|

Intravenous drug users (IDUs) face a vast array of dangers, some that users of other drugs will simply never have to face. While these sufferers of addiction will, of course, have to deal with the typical fallout that comes with a life driven by the need to use, IDUs are also at a higher risk of multiple additional diseases due to the common practice of sharing needles among the addicted community. As such, establishing needle exchange programs (NEPs), also known as syringe-exchange programs (SEPs) and needle and syringe programs (NSPs), have become an effective method for [...]

Kelly Osbourne turned to drugs as an emotional escape from painful experiences in her life.

By | 2017-06-08T06:08:33+00:00 June 8th, 2017|

The Story of Kelly Osbourne and Her Addiction to Drugs Kelly Osbourne on her drug addiction: 'For me drugs were a coping mechanism that also fueled my self-destruction.' The rehab success of Kelly Osbourne is an inspiring story as she battled through emotional trauma to become the bright young woman she is today. Her story is about a chaotic lifestyle that simply became too much. Growing up in the spotlight at a young age brought her extreme success but there was also a darkness that nobody knew about. Her addiction to alcohol, opiate painkillers and sex [...]

How to Enjoy Just About Everything Sober

By | 2017-09-08T15:08:22+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

One of the more common concerns about living a sober lifestyle is simply that it's boring. People tend to link drug and alcohol usage with recreation. They do it for fun, and it's hard to imagine fun without resorting to those substances. This is one of the biggest misunderstandings about substance abuse when it comes to having fun. In the very beginning stages of addiction, people convince themselves that they need to drink or do drugs in order to have fun. What's actually happening is that drugs and alcohol are taking away the ability to [...]