Demi’s Battles with Addiction and Mental Illness

Demi’s Battles with Addiction and Mental Illness

Musician and actress Demi Lovato was hospitalized after suffering from an apparent drug overdose. First responders used the overdose reversal medication "Narcan" when they arrived, leading many to a conclusion that Demi may have overdosed on some sort of opiate. Demi...

How Addiction Affects Your Relationships

When you have a substance use disorder, chronic pain or a mental health issue, you aren’t always the person you’d like to be. And when you aren’t yourself, the people closest to you are the first to notice and feel the effects. Addiction puts pressure on your...

Cancer Risks

Of most cancers the cause is unknown. Different factors, age, environmental and genetic (familiar risk) are mixed together and result in one out of four citizens in the Western world and one out of eight in most other countries to be diagnosed during life with cancer....

Tips For Staying Sober

There are vital changes that have to be made in order to effect lasting change as your previous lifestyle was conducive to your addiction, not to your recovery. You can’t go on a diet, lose weight, then go right back to your old eating habits and expect to maintain, right? Nope. It has to be a complete lifestyle change if you want it to work.

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: Making Friends With My Invisible Illness

There is no magic button you can press to make this all better, no pill you can take that will truly heal your body. The only weapon you have is hope. Persevere through the dozens of doctor’s visits, and never let your hope die. You aren’t the only one who’s going through this, and there are lots of people ready and willing to lend a kind word or helping hand as you try to find your own best self while managing a chronic illness.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Brenda was able to manage her bipolar disorder for seven years. She had a successful business. Her patients, her friends, and her family all love her. I hope that one day Brenda has all of these things back. I know that it is possible! I have seen how amazing Brenda can be. She has touched and helped so many lives.

Is Cancer Contagious?

Is Cancer Contagious: Can We Pass Cancer To Others? The short answer would be No, but we will attempt to explain further and answer the question: "Is cancer contagious?" In contrast to viruses and other infectious diseases, we cannot contaminate others with cancer. No...

How to stop cutting and related NSSI behavior.

“I go to the boxing gym to release steam when I’m mad or angry” “Nothing clears my mind like a nice long run when I find myself frustrated” “Mediation is the only way I can manage my anxiety” “I carry a small razor in my purse and cut myself to cope with stress” One...

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