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Situational Depression vs. Clinical Depression

Depression affects roughly 10% of U.S. adults at some point in their lives. There are several different types of clinical depression or depressive disorders that can be diagnosed and treated, as well as a short-term, more transitory type called “situational depression.” There is an important distinction to be made between situational depression vs clinical depression. …

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Sleeping Pill Abuse on Airplanes

It’s no secret that people who are terrified of flying have been “medicating” themselves on airplanes for years with alcohol, anxiety medication and antihistamines that have a sedating effect. As more people rely on sleeping pills to get a restful night at home, more people will also struggle with sleeping pill abuse on airplanes. Some …

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How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

If you are concerned about how long cocaine stays in your system—perhaps because you worry how long the drug’s effects are noticeable or even detectable if you have to take a drug test—it is likely you are struggling with cocaine addiction. Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs in the world, and because it …

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Porn Addiction Harms Teens, Marriages, and Real-Life Encounters

Heavy or compulsive use of pornography can have serious consequences for some consumers. Not only does pornography have real addiction potential, but heavy consumption of pornographic materials can disrupt lives in other ways. Porn addiction harms teens, marriages, and real-life encounters. While not all of the very high percentage of people who view porn on …

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Abuse of Prescription Drugs Rising Among Teens

Today, the abuse of prescription drugs is rising among teens. This situation could be dangerous for you or your loved one, as prescription drug use can lead to overdose and death. Therefore it is important to use prescription drugs exactly the way your doctor prescribes them. What Has Led to the Misuse of Prescription Drugs …

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Steroids: What You Need to Know

Steroid abuse has plagued professional sports for decades—in fact, members of a Soviet team of professional weightlifters were found to be using testosterone injections to enhance their performance in the World Weightlifting Championships of 1954. Anabolic steroids have been a problem among athletes ever since, and it seems that every year multiple players are suspended …

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Tips for Relapse Prevention

If you are a recovering alcoholic or substance abuser, you know that relapse is a not-uncommon occurrence. While it’s important to recognize this fact, there are things you can do proactively to prevent falling into relapse. Use our tips for relapse prevention to help you. Tips For Relapse Prevention Identify high-risk situations – You know …

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