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Top 5 Places Your Teen Probably Shouldn’t Be on 4th of July

As parents you want to keep your children safe, even more so when they become teenagers and venture out to explore the world, have fun and be with their friends. That’s when most parents truly begin to worry, wondering if they’ve done enough to prepare their offspring for the many dangers associated with use of …

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Exercise Helps Prevent Marijuana Relapse, Study Finds

Consumption of cannabis/marijuana leads to the onset of drug addiction in a significant number of users, even when use only occurs on an occasional basis. As is true with other forms of addiction, people recovering from cannabis addiction run the risk of relapsing back into active substance intake after establishing an initial pattern of abstinence. …

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VA Sued for Discriminating Against Survivors of Sexual Trauma

Two veterans’ advocacy groups are suing the U.S. Veterans Administration, claiming the organization discriminates against former service personnel with medical problems related to sexual assault or harassment. According to representatives from the Service Women’s Action Network and the Vietnam Veterans of America, when veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by sexual trauma come …

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Are Therapists Ever Off Duty?

You attended school, studied diligently and earned your degrees — not to mention the “alphabet soup” of letters those degrees allow you to tack onto the end of your name. You’ve worked with clients to help them learn ways to live happier, healthier lives.

Faces of Meth: Why Addicts Age Faster

An online gallery called “Faces of Meth” is a collection of police-booking photos that show how addicts progressively and drastically age. In a few short years over multiple arrest pictures, the meth users’ hair recedes, their cheeks sink and their eyes bulge. Their teeth and gums rot, and their skin is pocketed with sores and …

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Watch Out for Binge-Watching TV

A marathon session of watching your favorite TV show sounds harmless enough. Thanks to on-demand viewing and online streaming, it’s easy to catch up on several episodes or even a whole season at a time. But binge-consuming anything — whether it’s TV, booze or food — may be a sign that something is missing in …

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