Addiction and Suicide Prevention

Addiction and Suicide Prevention

Addiction is a chronic mental illness that is characterized by continual misuse of substances. It is considered a substance use disorder that impacts the brain long-term in damaging ways. A leading cause of death in the United States, suicide is also a major health...
Drug Use Among Athletes

Drug Use Among Athletes

Athletic life can be stressful in many aspects. Athletes may decide to use drugs for many reasons caused by environmental, physical, and psychological stressors. These reasons generally consist of performance enhancement due to pressure to perform, coping mechanism...
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure

When a woman is in active addiction during her pregnancy, the drugs can significantly affect the baby. A mother’s health helps to mold that of her baby’s. These drugs reach the baby by traveling through the mother’s placenta. This exposure can lead to lifelong...
Why Drugs Aren’t ‘Cool’

Why Drugs Aren’t ‘Cool’

Millions of people every day suffer from drug abuse and addiction, making this a worldwide epidemic. Substance use and abuse can lead to addiction, overdose, and even death. Someone who is abusing drugs will experience negative social, mental, and physical effects. If...
What to do if You Think Your Teen is on Drugs

What to do if You Think Your Teen is on Drugs

Suspecting your teen is on drugs could be a scary time. It is also a time where you might have a few questions and not know what to do next. Before you approach your teen, there are a few things you should do. If your teen is in fact addicted to drugs, they will not...
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