According to those who have closely seen wars, “war is everything from Hell on earth to the world’s most powerful aphrodisiac. It is the subjectively experienced extremism of warfare that so readily contributes to the onset of mental or emotional illness.” Truly, war brings unimagined horrors with it. In fact, it cuts across all aspects of one’s social, environmental and economic life. But, when it comes to soldiers, the repercussions of war are more severe affecting them not only physically by causing serious injuries, but also leaving them shell-shocked for the rest of their life. Read more
Recent studies have reported a resurgence in the use of crystal meth, with more women falling prey to the highly addictive drug than men. According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 12 million people in the United States have used crystal meth or methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime. The data also revealed that 1.2 million people abused the drug in 2011.
Mental illness and substance abuse go hand in hand. The co-occurring conditions are technically known as dual diagnosis. While dual diagnosis can happen to anyone of any age or gender, of late, reports have suggested a rise in the number of teens being diagnosed with the condition. Read more
If you or a loved one has an issue with addiction, your problem may extend further than substance abuse. Please call us for help on this matter and we will give you guidance on how to treat this problem.
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