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Is Vaping Dangerous?

Smoking kills about 480,000 Americans every year. It’s a major factor in lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory infections. Fortunately, the rate of smoking in the US has dropped significantly over the past 50 years and fewer people than ever are smoking. This is especially true of young people. However, there is now a new…

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Do Women Have Different Needs in Addiction Treatment and Recovery?

Generally speaking, everyone is different and everyone has different needs in addiction treatment and recovery. However, there are significant differences in between what men and women need from treatment and recovery. While any treatment is better than no treatment, a program that recognizes and adapts to these differences will have a better chance of success.…

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How Does PTSD Affect Your Brain?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition that can lasts months or years after a traumatic event. Although it is typically associated with combat soldiers, PTSD more often affects civilians. It may be caused by an accident, a robbery, a sexual assault, domestic abuse, the unexpected death of a loved one, witnessing violence, or…

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Is Schizophrenia Different in Men and Women?

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about one percent of people. Schizophrenia is characterized by psychosis, which may include hallucinations or delusions. Psychosis is considered a positive symptom of schizophrenia, as opposed to negative symptoms, or the absence or disruption of normal mental functions. These positive symptoms are what usually come to mind…

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7 Ways Anxiety can Affect Your Life

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 20 percent of American adults report having had an anxiety disorder in the past year, and about 30 percent of Americans will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. These disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder,…