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Heroin-Related Overdoses May be Under-Reported

In 2015 there were over 30,000 deaths attributed to opioids. While this number is heartbreakingly high, it is likely not completely accurate. According to a team of researchers at Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, many overdose cases that have several drugs in their toxicology report don’t even…

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Living With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness, characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other startling symptoms. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 1.5% of people (4.8 million) will experience schizophrenia in their lifetime. Living with schizophrenia is extremely difficult. Those with the illness face rejection by loved ones, rejection…

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What is Wet Brain?

What Is Wet Brain? Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, also known as “wet brain” and “beri beri,” is a form of dementia common in late-stage alcoholics. It generally affects only chronic heavy drinkers, but there are exceptions. The condition can occur in non-drinkers with severe nutritional deficiencies and in those with morning sickness…

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Father Forces Son To Drink As A Punishment

Father Forces Son to Drink In Drinking Game   On September 13th, 2014, East Tennessee police reported an incident of a father forcing his 15-year-old son to play a drinking game by downing shots of vodka until the son passed out. It was an apparent attempt to teach his son…

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Parks and Recreation Producer Harris Wittels Dies

Parks and Recreation Producer Harris Wittels Dies of Heroin Overdose Everyone expects comedians to be happy and bubbly 24 hours, 7 days a week. People rarely think of comedians as the ones who need help being happy, but time and time again we see comedians struggle with their dark secrets…

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How The Death Of Her Alcoholic Dad Affected Her Relationships

Susannah B. Lewis Recounts How The Death Of Her Alcoholic Dad Affected Her Relationships and Her Thought Process Susannah B. Lewis had an epiphany one day and realized how the death of her alcoholic dad affected her relationships and her thought process. She decided to sit down and write it…

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Spice Girl, Mel B Suffers a Drug Overdose

Mel B Suffers a Drug Overdose by Mixing Alcohol and Tranquilizers It was reported that late in December, former Spice Girl, Mel B suffered a drug overdose. With all of the drama surrounding her life right now, Mel B.’s reps made sure to let everyone know that this was not…

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Hollywood Battles Google Over Illegal Prescription Drug Sales

Why Hollywood Battles Google Over Illegal Prescription Drug Sales is Released You might have heard the news: “Hollywood Battles Google Over Illegal Prescription Drug Sales.” It’s true. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is going after Google because it claims the search engine is helping web users to find and…

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Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty to DUI

Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty to DUI and Avoids Jail Time Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleads guilty to his second DUI in ten years and is placed on probation. Baltimore District Judge Nathan Braverman tells him, “You don’t need a lecture from the court. If you haven’t gotten the…

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Soldiers Suffering Mental Health Problems is on The Rise

Soldiers Suffering Mental Health Problems Has Become a Hot Topic Across the United States Family members with deployed soldiers are more than excited when hearing their loved one is returning home from duty. The soldiers themselves are excited to return home and see their family and friends. This feeling has…

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A Nervous Breakdown and It’s Damage

Is Having a Nervous Breakdown Becoming Normal in Society? In the American society, you work hard for what you want. While this society standard has wavered in some respects, for the hard working American, this standard is something they live by. It is encouraged to be stressed. It is seen…

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Holiday Drinking Has Become a Huge Issue

Holiday Drinking is More Dangerous than Most People Think Black Wednesday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years Eve, what do all of these days have in common? Drinking, holiday drinking has been on the rise lately and causing a lot of damage. The fact that we now acknowledgment the…

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