The “Good Grade Pill:” Graduating to Addiction

college students and amphetamines

The “Good Grade Pill:” Graduating to Addiction Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, Focalin and Ritalin are all drugs prescribed to treat people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, many high school and college students are faking symptoms of ADHD or getting pills from others to help them perform better at school. This growing epidemic of misuse

Shame, Secrets and Sex Addiction

shame and sex addiction

Shame, Secrets and Sex Addiction The movie Shame seems to be raising a lot of social recognition of sex addiction. This movie is filmed with an artistic perspective and depicts a man who has compulsive sex and a lack of emotional involvement in all relationships, including his family. The viewer gets the feeling that the

OxyContin Addiction and Substance Induced Mood Disorders

OxyContin Addiction and Substance Induced Mood Disorders What is an Opioid Induced Mood Disorder? Many people who suffer from substance abuse also suffer from mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, borderline personality etc. But, drugs such as OxyContin can bring on episodes of mood disorders as well. Generally, with OxyContin these disorders are limited

SAD Light Therapy

SAD Light Therapy Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that can affect people most commonly during the winter months when the sun exposure is at its lowest level. This mood altering disorder has also been linked to deficiencies in vitamin D as well as the sun’s influence on regulating the hormone melatonin. The

It’s Not Just a Diet, Is It? A Guide to Eating Disorders and Their Symptoms/Warning Signs

It’s Not Just a Diet, Is It? A Guide to Eating Disorders and Their Symptoms/Warning Signs The types of eating disorders that people may exhibit can vary depending on a myriad of factors, including: age, personality, and any other mental or physical disorders that may be present. A warped self-image and societal pressures may lure