60% in Rehab Admit Childhood Abuse

In an ideal world, every child receives nurturing, protection and education. In reality, though, life is nowhere near perfect. Instead, life is complicated, scary, and dangerous, especially for children. It is not an understatement to say that millions of children and adolescents in the U.S. are subjected to trauma each year. The toxic effects of… Continue Reading

Depression – Worldwide Epidemic

Depression is a severe medical illness that negatively affects how the victim feels, the way they think and act. Unfortunately, it involves a large population of Americans. Every once in a while, most people feel sadness, but a person who is depressed experiences despair that lasts for at least two weeks or longer. After that,… Continue Reading

Ritalin vs. Adderall

When comparing Ritalin vs. Adderall understanding, each one is important. Both prescription medications act as central nervous system stimulants (CNS stimulants). They each work by increasing dopamine levels in the brain, improving attention, and reducing impulsive behavior among people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This neurological condition impairs neurotransmitter activity. These drugs are generally… Continue Reading

Baclofen Withdrawal

Baclofen is a prescription, GABA classified muscle relaxer. The precise mechanism of action is not fully understood. However, it inhibits reflexes at the spinal level, possibly by decreasing responses to stimuli. It helps treat multiple sclerosis, mainly to relieve flexor spasms and concomitant pain, clonus, and muscular rigidity. Dosing is gradual. It is for treating… Continue Reading

Decriminalize Drugs in America

For more than 50 years, the United States’ response to illicit drugs has decimated communities, ruined countless lives, and represents an antiquated, destructive approach to public health. In 2016, law enforcement agencies made one drug arrest every 20 seconds, amounting to 1.57 million arrests, according to an FBI Report. Even starker, an estimated 80 percent of… Continue Reading

8 Signs and Symptoms Of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning is a serious medical emergency requiring immediate stabilization of the individual to prevent permanent damage or death. If you encounter a person who exhibits one or more signs or symptoms, call 911 immediately. Stay with the person until professional medical help arrives on the scene. Get the person to the emergency room as… Continue Reading