Media’s Normalization of Alcoholism in Women

Have you ever considered how real-life struggles can be turned into jokes on your favorite TV show? It’s concerning when a woman battling Alcoholism is portrayed as a comedic character seeking compassion from a world that only laughs. This media portrayal can desensitize society to the genuine pain and struggles of Alcoholism in women. Despite […]

Is Drinking Kombucha in Recovery OK?

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Is It Safe to Drink Kombucha in Recovery? Kombucha, a fermented tea beverage, has soared in popularity for its purported health benefits, from aiding digestion to acting as an antioxidant source. However, if you’re in recovery from alcoholism, you might wonder whether this drink is safe for you. The truth is, the answer is different […]

How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Alcohol?

Understanding the complexity of alcohol addiction is essential for those seeking to navigate it. From casual drinking to the grip of chronic alcoholism, this journey involves multiple stages, including increased consumption and tolerance, leading to full-blown addiction. Along the way, we’ll explore the physical and mental effects, legal consequences, and societal impact of alcohol abuse. […]

Taylor Schabusiness:The Potential impact of Methamphetamine on Sexual Behavior

25-year-old Taylor Schabusiness has been convicted of causing the death of and subsequently dismembering her partner, Shad Thyrion. The community seeks to understand the reasons behind her actions. Were they influenced by mental health issues, the adverse effects of meth, or a combination of both? Additionally, our coverage will delve into how methamphetamine can alter […]

Inside Skid Row: The Cycle of Homelessness and Addiction

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In the heart of bustling Los Angeles lies Skid Row, a district that has become emblematic of the city’s profound contrasts. This article delves into Skid Row’s multifaceted narrative, tracing its historical origins, examining the complexities of its current challenges, and highlighting the tireless efforts of its residents and advocates. As we journey through this […]

Breaking the Chains: The Cycle of Addiction and Incarceration

Did you know that according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a staggering 85% of incarcerated individuals in the United States have a substance use disorder or were imprisoned for a drug-related crime? Shockingly, according to a recent report, only 11% of inmates with addiction and substance abuse issues receive treatment during their […]

Understanding Why People Leave Treatment Early

The fact is that many people who find themselves in treatment for substance abuse find themselves leaving treatment early. Have you ever heard the saying, “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, it became a butterfly?” This quote is often used to illustrate the beauty of transformation. However, what would happen if the […]

Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

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In the vast and often perplexing world of mental health, two conditions often intertwine, each amplifying the other’s intensity like a volatile crescendo: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Addiction. This deadly tango, etched deep within the psyche, creates a complex labyrinth that affects millions globally. As we peel back the layers of these closely connected […]

PTSD and Addiction

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June is recognized as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. Frequently, the comprehensive understanding and acknowledgment of PTSD are inadequately represented in societal discourse. As two of the most pressing mental health issues many worldwide faces, they often occur together, creating many challenges for individuals and healthcare professionals. This article will explore the interconnected nature […]