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The Dangers of Binge Drinking and Drinking Games

Thanks to the digital age of the Internet and the online posting of drinking game videos, binge drinking has turned into an accepted form of social entertainment by many participants. Video franchises such as “I’m Shmacked” are even making big money by touring college campuses, filming drinking parties and posting the content on their YouTube […]


10 Films About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that may develop in people who have experienced a traumatic event. While it’s widely associated with veterans returning from war, victims of sexual abuse and assault, domestic violence, or robbery, any serious physical or psychological injury can be affected by this disorder. Data suggests than estimated 24 million people […]


Mental Health vs. Mental Illness: 10 Ways To Flex Your Brain and Stay Sane

Here’s a little bit of truth, a person with good mental health might occasionally experience bouts of mental illness. On the flip side of the coin, a person who is diagnosed with a mental illness can live a happy and fulfilling life. Is There a Difference Between Mental Health and Mental Illness? Mental Health is […]


10 Reasons Laughter Therapy Is Good For Your Health

Imagine you’re at work, sitting at your desk, struggling to meet an unrealistic deadline. Before you can deal with the matter in front of you, a text arrives from your husband or wife about an unfolding drama at home. You sit up straight and try to focus, but then an email alert from a credit […]


Schizophrenia and the Risks of Substance Abuse

One of the most stigmatized mental disorders in the United States is Schizophrenia. Much of the population associates this severe, chronic and disabling illness with violence, drug abuse and even homelessness. It’s then startling to find out that the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 1.1 percent of the U.S. population copes with schizophrenic […]


Force Fed Pain Pills? Ex-NFL Players Lawsuit Against The League

In San Francisco last month, more than 600 former NFL players, led in part by hall of fame quarterback Jim McMahon, filed a class action complaint against the National Football League in U.S. District Court. The players claim that they were regularly administered addictive pain medication, in illegal doses, without proper medical supervision so they […]


A Call To Rally: June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop in victims or even witnesses of a traumatic event. It is believed that as many as 8 percent of Americans are suffering from PTSD at any given time. That means, if you’re traveling on a plane with 200 passengers, as many as 16 of them […]


5 Tips for Avoiding Summer Relapse Urges

Living a happy, healthy and sober lifestyle comes with its own unique set of challenges, especially for those new to recovery. Developing coping mechanisms to avoid relapse urges such as triggers and cravings, is a must for anyone dealing with dependency issues. Triggers can be anything that remind someone in recovery of their past substance […]