Whether you think you know someone who is struggling with addiction, chances are you do. And the more understand about what makes it a disease, the more you can help break the stigma of misinformation that keeps those struggling with it from pursuing the help they need. The truth is, over the course of human…

Substance abuse has become alarmingly commonplace in our society. While information abounds about the many consequences of alcohol and drugs, more people experiment with addictive substances than ever before. Although addiction has become a pressing issue and addiction information has greatly increased, people still use substances in unhealthy ways. Surveys show that at any given…

Reason suggests the more widely and socially acceptable a behavior becomes — even something illegal in most states — the more likely those who adapt the behavior are to think said behavior is harmless. Certainly those who use marijuana recreationally are inclined to hold to that opinion. But according to a recent study by researchers…

In this modern day, all of our activities revolve around technology. Social media is the new norm of communication, and most people would not be able to work or complete vital daily tasks without their smartphones or laptops. Many people accept that most individuals have some type of social media account: whether it is Facebook,…

A hidden addiction is a challenge for both individuals and families. Addiction can cause behaviors such as continuous denial, pushing family and friends away, and acting in ways that can damage relationships, goals and character. These behaviors result in emotional stress and frustration for everyone involved. But in many cases, the denial that fuels secrecy…

Hazing is when a group of people impose strenuous and dangerous tasks on an individual as part of an initiation to a group. Hazing is demeaning and in some cases can be life-threatening. Know the facts about high school hazing practices can help prevent this dangerous activity. When it comes to hazing, most people think…

College life in America is often synonymous with weekend parties and alcohol. Many college students find it difficult to abstain from alcohol during social events when friends are also drinking. The college years can be even more challenging for those who have grown dependent on alcohol. On average, 10.8 million individuals between 12 and 20…