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Incest is a serious issue that we rarely talk about. Incest survivors are often plagued by shame, embarrassment and misplaced guilt. When a child or young adult is sexually abused by a trusted family member, it can cause lasting damage, depression and even PTSD. These problems can be difficult to deal with, and many survivors […]

Cutting and other forms of self-harm are medical illnesses that occur when patients hurt themselves to help deal with deep-set emotions or distress. The prevalence of intentional self-injury is increasing and understanding the totality of the disease is complex. Proper, swift treatment is the best way to help prevent any dire consequences of cutting.   […]

Each year, thousands of people shoplift in the United States. Reasons a person may shoplift vary, but could include: personal profit, kleptomania, shoplifting addiction, or to support a drug or alcohol addiction. If you or someone you love has a problem with shoplifting, there is treatment available. Learn more about shoplifting addiction and kleptomania and […]

Hydrocodone is a common prescription painkiller that can treat moderate to severe pain, but it also causes sedation, euphoria while slowing the central nervous system. Additionally, it is highly addictive and can be deadly when combined with other depressants or alcohol. Many medical professionals prescribe hydrocodone to treat pain following injury or surgery, but it […]

By Christa Banister Whether it’s your decidedly adventurous spirit, a seemingly constant chocolate craving or your unique shade of blue-green eyes, it’s no secret that so many of your traits can be traced back directly to your family roots. Of course, not all genetic markers necessarily work out in someone’s favor. For instance, did you […]

It’s arguably the worst drug crisis in American history. On average, 115 Americans are dying from opioid overdoses every day. In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies assured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and the number of prescription opioids sold to hospitals, doctors’ offices and pharmacies practically […]