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Nearly Half of Children in U.S. Exposed to Emotional Trauma

Nearly Half of Children in U.S. Exposed to Emotional TraumaAlmost 50 percent of all American children between the ages of 6 and 17 are exposed to at least one event/situation capable of triggering emotional trauma that may last into adulthood, according to recent study findings from an American research team.

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Is Stress Affecting Your Teen’s Mental Health?

Is Stress Affecting Your Teen’s Mental Health?According to a recent study published in the journal Child Development, Hispanic teens are experiencing stress related to discrimination and it is affecting their sleep and mental health.

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Benefits of LGBT-Specific Treatment for Addiction

Benefits of LGBT-Specific Treatment for AddictionResearch has repeatedly found that rates of substance abuse and addiction are higher among the LGBT community than in the general population. These individuals are free to seek a variety of treatment options, but one such option is treatment designed specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. This can be a particularly effective option for many people in this community and can help them to avoid some of the pitfalls that can derail LGBT people during recovery.

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Cigarette Smoking Increases Risk for Marijuana Addiction

Cigarette Smoking Increases Risk for Marijuana AddictionNew findings from a group of British researchers indicate that young adults and older teenagers who smoke cigarettes have increased chances of developing a cannabis or marijuana addiction.

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Women Have Unique Risk Factors for Sex Addiction

Women Have Unique Risk Factors for Sex AddictionWomen may have indicators for compulsive sexual behavior that only partially overlap with widely recognized risk factors for sex addiction or hypersexuality in men, researchers from two Portuguese universities report.

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Is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Path to Porn Addiction?

Is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Path to Porn Addiction?With the blockbuster success of the erotic movie “Fifty Shade of Grey,” many groups, particularly conservative Christian groups, are decrying the possible link to pornography and porn addiction. Based on the runaway bestselling books by E.L. James, the movie is controversial for many reasons. Some claim it is anti-feminist and degrading to women, while others simply disparage it as terrible literature. Is there any truth to the claim that the movie could set off a tidal wave of porn addiction?

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These Dangerous Drinking Games Are Killing Teens

These Dangerous Drinking Games Are Killing TeensUnderage and young drinkers most often binge when they drink and too often do so by playing dangerous games that can lead to alcohol poisoning and even death. If you have a teen or a college student, you need to be aware of the risky games that these young people are playing, both in the real world and online with social media. You also need to talk to your child about the dangers of playing these games. They can seem fun and harmless at first, but can quickly deteriorate into tragedy.

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Exhibitionism in Female Sex Addicts

Exhibitionism in Female Sex AddictsA highly respected doctor is demoted after her exhibitionist behavior results in charges of sexual harassment.

Lexie, a pediatric cardiologist, worked for one of the largest teaching hospitals on the East Coast. By the age of 35, she’d made advancements in her field; her expertise in instruction was sought after; her bedside manner made her a hit with patients. Residents stood around Lex on every round, watching admiringly as she soothed family fears or communicated difficult information to the children in her care.

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Chief Medical Officer for The Right Step® and Promises® Austin to Participate in Fundraising Rappelling Event Before ASAM Conference

logo-smJason Powers, MD, MAPP, will rappel down the 31-story Hilton Austin to help raise public awareness and funding to end the stigma and suffering of those affected by addiction.

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Why Children of Alcoholics and Addicts Become Addicted to Love

Why Children of Alcoholics and Addicts Become Addicted to LoveGrowing up in a home where drugs or alcohol are routinely used or abused can lead to a wide variety of problems. A parent with addictive tendencies is unpredictable and rarely emotionally available for his or her children. The addicted parent may disappear for days or weeks on end, and when he or she is around the children, there may be mood swings, rage or episodes of stumbling, falling or sleeping for long periods of time.

One common problem that children of alcoholics and addicts develop is love addiction. If one or more of your parents had a problem with alcoholism or addiction, you may find yourself having one unhealthy relationship after another, and you may not understand why.

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