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In the United States alone, drug abuse overdose kills tens of thousands of Americans each year. Doctors appeal to the authorities to handle the epidemic as a medical emergency. According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 91 people died every day because of opioid overdose. In 2015, 52,000 died because of a… Continue reading Doctors Appeal to Treat Drug Abuse as a ‘Chronic Disease’
A sense of euphoria is achieved in people who continuously abuse drugs. When over stimulation of neurotransmitters is heightened, the person craves to experience the same effect over and over again. This resulting repetitive behavior is what eventually develops into drug addiction. Substance abuse affects the brain functions through interrupting its communication system, primarily because… Continue reading Drug Addiction: What Really Happens Inside Your Body?
“I’m worried that if I leave him, no one will be there to take care of him,” “I feel scared that he’ll/she’ll be abandoned by her parents and friends,” “Where will he live if I turn him away?” and “I don’t think I’ll be able to raise our children all alone”- are these statements running… Continue reading Living In Fear With Drug Addict? You May Need To Read This Right Now
Part two of a three part series By Bill Abbott, MD If you paid careful and mindful attention to Part One of this series on Mindful Awareness enough to want to try it, you might be asking, “How do I do it?” Practice, practice, practice Mindful Awareness among other things is a practice in the… Continue reading Mindfulness: How to do it
Millions of American suffers from clinical depression or major depressive disorder. Clinical depression remains as the most prevalent mental disorder in the country. Proved as a severe mood disorder it greatly affects daily normal routine such as eating, sleeping and working. However, feeling blue is different from depression. Depression varies in seriousness from mild, brief… Continue reading True Blue State: A Case of Depression
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