Sparking Up to Calm Down

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Sparking Up to Calm Down Teens have many excuses to start smoking marijuana, including boredom, peer pressure or curiosity. However, new research shows that some young people are turning to marijuana to cope with anxiety. What’s more alarming is the age of onset. A study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found

Dual Diagnosis: Double Trouble

Dual Diagnosis: Double Trouble Many people struggle with addiction and the problems it causes in their lives. Add a mental illness to the mix and the problems double. Many emotions and behaviors related to addiction are also linked to mental illness, and it is difficult to determine which came first. Is the mental illness causing

Top Ten Indicators that You Show Signs of Codependency

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Codependency is an excessive emotional, physical, and psychological reliance on a relationship that is dysfunctional. It is an emotional condition that can destroy a person’s happiness, career, health, and personal relationships. Research has found that codependency is generational. It is a way of relating that is learned from the family of origin. Understanding codependency, the

Dying to Be Thin: Unhealthy Influences on Body Image Lead to Eating Disorders

According to the National Eating Disorder Association, 10 million females and 1 million males suffer from an eating disorder. Individuals receive direct and indirect messages about body image throughout their lives from family, friends and the media. This has an unhealthy influence on an individual’s belief systems regarding food and eating. Some individuals develop eating