Women holding her head showing the effects of OCD

Effects of OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder can turn your life upside down. You feel like your thoughts and behaviors have control over you and that you’re powerless to change them. Obsessive compulsive disorder is a serious psychiatric condition. Left untreated, the effects of OCD could damage your physical and mental health. Signs and Symptoms of OCD People with…

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7 Options When You Need Help for Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is heartbreaking for both the addict and their family. A person with addiction loses sight of their lives, their responsibilities and their loved ones. But they may not know how to get help for drug addiction. They also may not think they need help because denial is an insidious aspect of addiction. How…

Vancouver’s Controversial “Safe House” for Drug Addicts

For seven years, Vancouver’s “safe house” for drug addicts has been the centerpiece of a controversial social experiment. Kevin Johnson of USA TODAY writes that just blocks from the city’s picturesque waterfront—the colorful backdrop of the Winter Olympic Games—is a small storefront where addicts come with their illegal drugs, register their name and substance of…

Canada’s Anti-Drunk-Driving Campaigns are Most Successful

A new study found that Canada’s anti-drunk-driving advertisements are more effective than those in some other English-speaking countries. Of the five countries studied, Canada had the highest number of difference anti-drinking-and-driving campaigns and a lower fatality rate than the US. Canada’s annual drunk-driving fatality rate is about 2.61 per 100,000 population compared to the US,…