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National Drug and Alcohol Week Jan 22-28 2018

National Drug and Alcohol Week is an awareness week that was started by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in…

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Panic disorders and Their Tie to Valium Addiction

Valium, diazepam, is a long-acting benzodiazepine, that is often used, against recommendation, to treat anxiety disorders such as panic disorder. Benzodiazepines…

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Co-occurring Disorders in Teenagers: Cocaine and Anxiety

Anxiety commonly occurs in the teenage population due to the many changing factors associated with this life stage. Hormonal changes, physical…

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Using Somatic Experiencing to Treat Eating Disorders and Trauma

Trauma is the emotional and physiological aftermath of an event; it is not the event itself, it is the individual’s experience…

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Is My Teenager Depressed?

Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the hormonal changes of puberty and building their self-esteem, to facing peer pressure about…

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Addressing Trauma in Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders stem from a need to have self-control as the majority of individuals with an eating disorder lack control in…

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Recreational Use of Xanax

Xanax, formally know as alprazolam, is a short-acting benzodiazepine, that is used to treat anxiety disorders including panic disorder. It is…

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Disorders Associated with Purging Behavior

Purging is a self-inflicted behavior regularly practiced by individuals who have eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Purging refers…

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The Relationship Between Trauma and Eating Disorders

Trauma can come in all forms; from witnessing a brutal murder or having experienced abuse first handedly to being involved in…

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Risky Business: Habits and Behaviors that Increase the Risk of Developing a Mental Health Disorder

According to statistics, approximately one in five Americans will be affected by a mental health condition at least once in their…

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