Alternative Options to Self-Soothe Other Than Alcohol

Lady using Alternative Options to Self-Soothe by taking a bath When our bodies are under stress, it activates our stress-response system with the goal to maintain homeostasis or a physiological balance. As a result of ongoing stress, this stress-response system can create unwanted emotional experiences like anxiety and depression. This is when it is crucial to find alternative options to self-soothe other than alcohol. When [...]
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Teen Vaping: A Rising Concern!

Teen Vaping and Holding Juul Vape Pen Every year since 1975, the NIDA-funded Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey provides valuable insight into drug use and related trends of American youth. The most recent results of the 2018 MTF survey delivered some shocking news: skyrocketing in Teen Vaping and the use of nicotine in E-cigarette and vaping devices since 2017. Teen Vaping & e-cigarette [...]
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Assessing the Standardization of Physician Mental Health Screenings

Doctor thinking about Physician Mental Health Screenings Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Physicians are dying at much higher rates of suicide than the general population. Due to job stresses and barriers to treatment, resident physicians are more likely to undergo depression. So, how should Physician Mental Health Screenings be addressed? A recently published article discusses the importance of mental health [...]
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Substance Abuse and the Power of Social Support in Recovery

Five friends giving Social Support in Recovery An extremely important, yet often understated, element in a wide array of recovery programs and treatment options is social support. For the first time, an animal study has shed light on the dynamic influence of social support in recovery, even in rats who were dependent upon reinforcing drugs like heroin and methamphetamine. Present study The [...]
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How to Talk to a College Student About Marijuana and Their Mental Health

Father Talking to a College Student About Marijuana and Mental Health The most popular illicit drug in college students is, perhaps not surprisingly, marijuana [1]. In fact, college attendance is considered a risk factor for the use of marijuana, with rates of college students using the drug steadily increasing [2]. So, how does one talk to a college student about marijuana and mental health? It is [...]
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