Hazing behavior can be life-threatening. It is important to know the facts about high school hazing and help become part of the movement to prevent this dangerous activity. When we think of the activity of hazing, most people think about college fraternities who undertake dangerous or risky behavior to “test” and initiate new members. The…

College life in America is nearly synonymous with things like weekend parties and alcohol. For most students, it can be difficult to abstain from alcohol when your friends are taking part. It’s even harder though, for those who have grown dependent on alcohol. Approximately 10.8 million individuals between 12 and 20 years old reported drinking…

The personal and family tragedies related to addiction are heartrending and, quite often, desperate. The struggles to break addiction and restore lives are uniquely challenging. And the scientific breakthroughs now taking place to help understand, prevent, and successfully treat addiction are nothing short of astonishing. This is how the National Institutes of Health report the…

The American Medical Association now recognizes alcoholism (alcohol use disorder) and substance addiction (substance use disorder) as “diseases,” forcing health insurance companies to acknowledge the need to cover treatment for these conditions. But drug and alcohol treatment is expensive. For many who are dealing with these chemical-related diseases – as well as mental health conditions…