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The standard of beauty in the U.S. is pretty hard to meet these days. Men, women, kids… all of us diet out of fear of getting fat. There is so much pressure to be thin that we’re seeing millions of people, of all kinds, developing eating disorders in the U.S. alone.

Two of the main eating disorders you need to know about are Bulimia and Anorexia. These two conditions are similiar and sometimes occur together, but there are key differences between them….

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Opioid addiction has been in the American spotlight recently. We hear about opioids on TV and online all the time. This is because the U.S. is currently experiencing an epidemic of opioid related deaths. Rates of addiction and the number of deaths due to this type of drug are on the rise. The CDC reported that since 1999, the number of these deaths has quadrupled!  What is it about opioids? Why are we having this epidemic now?…

First of all: What is an opioid?

We all know that alcoholism isn’t the best thing for our health. However, maybe we don’t know specifically, what are the physical symptoms of alcoholism? What about the emotional effects too? Alcoholism takes its toll on the mind and body in many ways. There are both short and long term effects from alcoholism ranging in severity from dry skin to cancer. Here, we’ll get into a little more detail about the emotional and physical symptoms of alcoholism.

Binge Drinking

Alcohol dependence usually has its roots in binge drinking when we’re young….

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Has someone been asking you to quit using drugs? Do you feel like you’re on the fence about it? If so, that’s totally understandable. Quitting drugs on your own or entering drug rehab are daunting, mountainous challenges. It is a big commitment, and will be a lengthy journey. Are you ready to begin, or are you still seeking more answers?

If you’re still looking, we’ve put together a short list of things to consider in regard to drug rehab and sobriety….

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When the behavior of a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol leads to conflict, the family’s first instinct may be to “send them away somewhere” to get rid of their addiction. Although a change of scenery may be a step in the right direction, recovery is not so simple that we can send someone off and expect them to return fully healed. Recovery is a group effort, and family support is an indispensable resource for those healing from substance abuse….