Are Texans Prone to Alcoholism?

Texas statistics of drinking and driving suggest the state has a serious alcohol abuse problem. In 2014 (the most recent year with available data) 1,446 Texans lost their lives in alcohol-related automobile and motorcycle accidents, putting the state in first place in this dubious category.

Are Bath Salts Addictive?

Since bath salts hit the streets, the number of bath salts related deaths has been on the rise. In 2011 alone, more than 20,000 emergency room cases involved bath salts. The most common effects of using bath salts include psychosis, suicidal thoughts, heart and circulation problems, depression and death.

Are There Drugs Like Adderall and Ritalin That Are Not Addictive?

Adderall and Ritalin are two of the most widely prescribed medications for the treatment of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). Both of these medications contain strong, potentially addictive prescription stimulants as their active ingredients. If you want to avoid stimulant use, which may ultimately end in stimulant addiction and require treatment, you may wonder if there…

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7 Common Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder in Teenagers

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by instability in moods, self-image and relationships with others. Mental health professionals are often reluctant to diagnose teenagers with this disorder, because teens are still going through changes in mental development, but once a teenager is showing signs of a personality disorder, it is important to…

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5 Ways to Stop Binge Drinking

One in six adults binge drinks at least four times a month, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drinking an average of eight drinks per binge. Binge drinking carries many risks, ranging from unintentional injuries such as falls, alcohol poisoning and liver disease. If you tend to binge, finding out how to stop…

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