Heroin-Related Overdoses May be Under-Reported

In 2015 there were over 30,000 deaths attributed to opioids. While this number is heartbreakingly high, it is likely not completely accurate. According to a team of researchers at Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, many overdose cases that have several drugs in their toxicology report don’t even get counted in the totals for heroin and other opioids, …

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Living With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness, characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other startling symptoms. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 1.5% of people (4.8 million) will experience schizophrenia in their lifetime. Living with schizophrenia is extremely difficult. Those with the illness face rejection by loved ones, rejection by society, difficulty getting and keeping jobs, and difficulty caring …

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What is Wet Brain?

What Is Wet Brain? Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, also known as “wet brain” and “beri beri,” is a form of dementia common in late-stage alcoholics. It generally affects only chronic heavy drinkers, but there are exceptions. The condition can occur in non-drinkers with severe nutritional deficiencies and in those with morning sickness or bulimia who vomit for days at a time. What …

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Father Forces Son To Drink As A Punishment

Father Forces Son to Drink In Drinking Game   On September 13th, 2014, East Tennessee police reported an incident of a father forcing his 15-year-old son to play a drinking game by downing shots of vodka until the son passed out. It was an apparent attempt to teach his son a direct lesson about drinking after the father caught him …

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Parks and Recreation Producer Harris Wittels Dies

Parks and Recreation Producer Harris Wittels Dies of Heroin Overdose Everyone expects comedians to be happy and bubbly 24 hours, 7 days a week. People rarely think of comedians as the ones who need help being happy, but time and time again we see comedians struggle with their dark secrets or even try to make light of an otherwise depressing …

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How The Death Of Her Alcoholic Dad Affected Her Relationships

Susannah B. Lewis Recounts How The Death Of Her Alcoholic Dad Affected Her Relationships and Her Thought Process Susannah B. Lewis had an epiphany one day and realized how the death of her alcoholic dad affected her relationships and her thought process. She decided to sit down and write it all out. Her article is amazing and very touching. It …

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