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09
Feb

Survivor Guilt

Survivor Guilt It is natural for all of us to feel guilty about something whether it was something you regret doing or if someone makes you feel guilty for something that is not your fault. There is another kind of guilt called survivor guilt when you have survived a life-threatening event and you think it...
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08
Feb

Why Is Hookah Bad for Your Health?

Why is Hookah Bad For Your Health? Hookahs are water pipes for smoking made by tobacco. There are many flavors like chocolate, mint, cherry, apple, licorice, coconut, watermelon, and cappuccino. According to Action on Smoking and Health, in 2012 and 2013, 12% of adults use hookahs in the UK and 1% frequently use them. The...
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08
Feb

Most Common Drugs in Arizona

Most Common Drugs in Arizona The state of Arizona is one of many facing issues with widespread substance abuse. These are some of the most common drugs of abuse in Arizona state. Cocaine: A powerfully addictive stimulant in the form of a white crystal powder. Cocaine prevents dopamine from recycling where excess amounts build up...
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07
Feb

How Do We Fight the Stigma of Mental Illness?

How Do We Fight the Stigma of Mental Illness? Unfortunately, there is still a stigma when it comes to mental health awareness. Because of the negative attitudes towards those with a mental illness, people tend to look at them like their behaviors are a choice instead of something they cannot help. There are many different...
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07
Feb

Reality Therapy

Reality Therapy Reality Therapy, developed by Dr. William Glasser in 1965, was based on the theory that people have issues when one or more of the five basic psychological needs are not met such as power, love and belonging, freedom, fun, and survival. This mode of therapy believes that when you choose to change your...
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06
Feb

What Are the Mental Health Effects of Sexual Assault?

What Are the Mental Health Effects of Sexual Assault? Sexual abuse survivors no longer feel like their bodies belong to themselves anymore and feel the traumatizing effects of the sexual assault. In the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics, 85,000 women and 12,000 men were sexually assaulted in England and Wales every year....
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06
Feb

Binge Eating and Trauma

Binge Eating and Trauma Binge eating is having episodes of compulsive eating. According to WedMD, one in four people who binge eat have PTSD and 35% of women who have been raped or sexually assaulted have a binge eating disorder. Many with PTSD tend to engage in self-destructive behavior in order to focus on something...
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05
Feb

Why Are 12 Step Programs Good for Recovery?

Why Are 12 Step Programs Good for Recovery? Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship for men and women who have drinking problems that was founded in 1935. There is no age or education requirement to join these fellowships and there are over two million members worldwide. Narcotics Anonymous was founded in 1953 to help those...
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02
Feb

Alcohol and Children

Alcohol and Children Until they hit their twenties, children are developing their bodies and their minds. According to KidsHealth, 80% of high schoolers have tried alcohol. By filling their bodies with alcohol, they could be causing damage to the organs, muscles, bones, and their decision-making. It is important for parents to be involved in their...
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01
Feb

What Are 8 Things I Probably Do Not Know About Addiction?

What are 8 Things I Probably Do Not Know About Addiction? People do not choose addiction. It may have been a choice to take that first drink or that first hit but no one predicts that they will become addicted to the substance. There are genetic factors that risk addiction as well as environmental factors...
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