Jail time is a serious punishment for many who committed crimes. Individuals are taken from their homes, separated from their belongings, and forced to live in a cell with other inmates for the duration of their jail sentence.
Individuals that identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning face more social challenges like discrimination and stigma that are not faced by people that identify as heterosexual. The risk of violence and harassment that is faced by these people is also greater. Consequently, such stressors increase the risk of these sexual minority groups for different behavioral health problems.
If you have ever tried to quit drinking, you know that it can be a lonely and trying experience. Alcohol is a highly addictive drug, and the best way to get off the sauce may not be the same for everyone.
If you're in the early days of your sobriety, it can feel like you have a long road ahead. Put one foot in front of the other with these self help tips.
Learning that you may never walk again is devastating. When you have a severe spinal injury that impairs your ability to move, you may find yourself focusing on all the things you're losing in your life.
Concussions are caused by traumatic head injuries resulted from the violent contact with an external object, where the brain and head move rapidly back and forth (or shake). The action causes the brain to shift within the skull, which can lead to brain cells damage or chemical changes that may have a permanent or temporary effect over your well-being.
A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues if they also use marijuana.
Previous studies have shown that some women who use aspirin and are later diagnosed with breast cancer may live longer, which may be related to the drug's anti-inflammatory effects on the body.
A team of scientists in Korea and the United States has invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. Researchers, publishing in Nature Biomedical Engineering, believe the device can speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, addiction, depression, and pain.
No one wants to get a DUI. It's an arrest that can have long-reaching consequences. If your job requires you to drive and you have your license suspended, you can lose your job. You'll have to pay fines, suffer from penalties and your insurance premiums will skyrocket.
Here are 5 tips to stay clean and sober, and why it’s important to understand that your past addictions don’t have to define your future.
In this guide we'll explore the potential of CBD as a preventative treatment.
Dr Shevin Jacob is corresponding author on a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine calling for universal standards of care to be applied in relation to Ebola Virus Disease
Antibiotic resistance is an emerging global public health threat spurred by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. While "overuse" of antibiotics is widely accepted as a major health challenge
Estradiol is a commonly prescribed estrogen therapy. Previous research has found that rats treated with the hormone experience an increase in sugar consumption
They may not be scientifically based, but the need for a solution outside of pharmaceuticals may encourage you to consider such options. When traditional medicine is not quite doing the trick, thinking outside the box and trying one of these options may bring surprising results.