• Drinking Alcohol Can Worsen PTSD, Study Finds

    February 16, 2017

    Downing alcoholic drinks to drown out painful memories may end up doing just the opposite, according to new research. In experiments involving mice, alcohol was found to strengthen emotional memories linked to fear, according to a John Hopkins University study recently published online in ...

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  • Are Black Trans Women Faced with ‘Injustice at Every Turn’?

    September 16, 2016

    Judgment, harassment, discrimination, and violence are all battles they don’t pick, but transgender men and women still they find themselves right there on the front lines fighting them every day. For Black trans women and trans women of color, living is about staying in survival mode. D...

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  • Blackout Drunk: The Science Behind Going Dark

    July 27, 2016

    Experiencing a blackout can be a horrifying or numbing event that can not only destroy relationships and one’s reputation, but also one’s self integrity, depending on what the blacked-out person does. Sadly, professor of psychiatry Marc Schuckit at the University of California San Dieg...

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  • Honest Recovery Is the Best Policy

    June 27, 2016

    Seeking honest recovery treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction takes a lot of courage. Courage to admit there is a problem. Courage to seek help from others. And, finally, courage to take the first step to turning your life around. But a recovering addict’s relationship with honesty...

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  • Does Holistic Therapy Work for Treating Addiction?

    June 14, 2016

    Holistic therapy, alternative, complementary, integrative—whatever you want to call it—medicine has always been a bit of a controversial method to treating any medical concern, let alone substance abuse. When it’s being displayed as trips to the day spa and drinking lots of fruity dr...

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