Archive for January 2016

Lena Dunham Shuts Down Mental Illness Stereotypes In New Photos

“Research shows mental illness stigma can stand in the way of someone seeking treatment. It’s alarming, considering nearly one in four people globally will be affected by a mental health issue at some point in their lives.”

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Police bust alleged major heroin dealer

Ramon Luis Torres and Marquez-Rivera were both charged with selling drugs and possession with the intent to deliver. Hopefully these two individuals (as well as the ones who purchased drugs from them) begin to follow a better path.

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Male and female drinking patterns becoming more alike in the US

“In the United States, and throughout the world, men drink more alcohol than women. But a recent analysis by scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, indicates that longstanding differences between men and women in alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms might be narrowing in…

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America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

Did you know that between 26.4 million and 36 million people worldwide abuse opioids? According to many sources, those who abuse opioids, or those who are using them for recreational purposes, are more likely to use heroin. Find the article here:

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Americans are Drinking Themselves to Death at Record Rates

“Alcohol is killing Americans at a rate not seen in at least 35 years, according to new federal data. Last year, more than 30,700 Americans died from alcohol-induced causes, including alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis, which is primarily caused by alcohol use.”

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Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Brent served in the army for 6 years. After he returned home, he became dependent on alcohol to numb the pain of what he had seen and done during the war. Various aspects of his life were negatively affected by his drinking. Brent decided to get help from the VA to turn his life around.…

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