Drugs such as heroin, morphine, cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine and certain prescription drugs are injected intravenously and less often via intramuscular or subcutaneous methods. Injection introduces a drug into the bloodstream via a hollow hypodermic needle and a syringe, which breaks the skin. Injection site abscess is one of many health repercussions associated with illicit intravenous…Details
All parents of teens and even of younger children should know the facts about teen drinking and drug use. You may assume that your child would never drink or use drugs, but making that assumption is dangerous.
Is your child “messy” or is he/she exhibiting early signs of hoarding?
Substance abuse can play a role in contracting HIV, complicating its treatment and speeding up the progression from HIV to AIDS.
Many people pick at imperfections on their skin or become preoccupied with removing some unwanted hair from time to time. People with trichotillomania and dermatillomania, a hair-pulling disorder and skin-pulling disorder, experience these behaviors to such extremes that it disrupts their lives, causes them distress and shame, and sometimes alters their appearance. Symptoms of Trichotillomania…Details
Major depressive disorder (MDD), or clinical depression, is a major problem for 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and young adults may be among those most affected.
Depression affects roughly 10% of U.S. adults at some point in their lives. There are several different types of clinical depression or depressive disorders that can be diagnosed and treated, as well as a short-term, more transitory type called “situational depression.”
Divorce is a common occurrence in our culture and with it comes a great deal of upheaval for families. Children are the most vulnerable, and as they grow, their chances of becoming depressed increase. In fact, studies show that children whose parents divorced by age 15 experience a sharp increase in symptoms of depression, as…Details
The opioid crisis is progressing at an alarming rate and it is taking a financial toll on us all. Estimates of the cost vary by source, but a recent study showed that the opioid crisis has cost the U.S. a trillion dollars since 2002 and will cost another $500 billion by the year 2020.
It’s no secret that people who are terrified of flying have been “medicating” themselves on airplanes for years with alcohol, anxiety medication and antihistamines that have a sedating effect.