Teenage Alcoholism

Teen mental health A deep desire to fit in resides inside all of us. Where would we be without our closest friends? Who would we confide in? Who would we laugh with? Who would we cry with? Who would we use as our team members on this journey called life? Teenagers are notoriously ruthless. Friend […]

Gender and Addiction

On October 5, 2017, the New York Times released a three-decade long investigation about Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The investigation revealed that he was using his position of power to try and extort female actresses for sex in exchange for roles in his movies. If a woman refused, he would then threaten to destroy […]

Co-dependency and Addiction

Codependent relationship Dear Lauren,                 It has always just been my daughter and I. Her father passed away at a young age and after that I never had any other kids. My parents are not in my life, and my husband’s parents are out of the picture. My daughter is my everything. She is all […]

Mental Health Stigma

This past week I sat down and participated in a speaker event at my university. I decided it was important for me to go and show my support as a part of my Women and Gender Studies major. While this talk was centered on immigration, the topic of mental health came up quite frequently.                 […]

Addictive Personality

When a person is suffering from issues involving low self-esteem, they are often at a high risk to develop an addiction. A lack of confidence in one’s self usually is accompanied by other dangerous addictive personality traits. An individual who is self-conscious about their appearance may use dangerous drugs and other substances to try and […]

Phoenix Recovery Center

Doctors across the nation are recklessly prescribing dangerous, addictive, and harmful medications to patients without considering the consequences on the individual, their family, and the opioid crisis. I personally have been offered prescription pain medicine by several doctors simply by complaining about chronic or reoccurring pain. Of course, I know the dangerous effects that can […]

Long Term Drug Rehab

              There is a common misconception that drug addiction treatment is primarily for getting an addict through the detox phase. The scariest part of addiction recovery is seen as the withdrawal process, where patients experience a wide range of negative, painful, and stress inducing symptoms. In reality, the recovery process is lifelong. The urges may […]

Xanax Abuse

For many individuals and large groups that make up my generation, just drinking is not enough. Going out in college typically implies mixing a dangerous cocktail of cheap liquor, prescription drugs, and nicotine. There are no parents to come home to, no responsibilities to manage, and little to no consequences for these dangerous actions. Unfortunately, […]

Emerging Adulthood

When you leave high school, they say the worst years are behind you. While it isn’t necessarily smooth sailing from here on out, it is generally accepted by most that the teenage years are the most difficult in terms of negative influences on one’s mental health. Going away to college means leaving behind everything that […]

Naturopathic Remedies

There are many individuals out there in the world that are sick of using traditional forms of medicine to treat their various illnesses, disorders, and ailments. Conventional forms of medical treatment can leave patients with life-long side effects and even more issues that when they began treatment. Our health and wellness are some of the […]