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Eating Disorders on the Rise: Finding Treatment

Eating Disorders on the Rise: Finding Treatment

What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are on the rise in the world. Whether this can be blamed on social media, celebrities, or simply because they are more often recognized than in generations prior is uncertain. Clinically, eating disorders are illnesses in which people experience severe disturbances in their eating, related thoughts and emotions. People …

Intervention Expectations

Intervention Expectations

Intervention Defined Before discussing intervention expectations, first we need to define what is an intervention. An intervention is a process by which the family, friends, a professional interventionist, and counselors show a person who is struggling with addiction the negative impacts of the disease on their lives and that of those who care about them. …

Image of the Top Abused Substances in the World

Top Abused Substances in the World

What is Substance Abuse? Substance abuse is simply defined in the dictionary as an overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance. When most people think about substance abuse, they picture someone smoking crack, shooting up heroin in some dark alley, or popping pills at a party, but substance abuse actually goes beyond this. Substance …