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The long-term physical and mental effects of drug abuse

The long-term physical and mental effects of drug abuse Drugs come in many forms; illegal, prescription and even over the counter medications that, if abused, can lead to a serious dependency. From street drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine to prescribed medications, like Oxycodone and Vicodin and even those bought from a pharmacy, …

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The long-term physical and mental effects of alcohol abuse

The Legal Killer Alcohol is the most readily available drug to society, and as such has long been used and abused. If it were to be invented today the likelihood is that it would be banned and criminalised. According to Professor David Nutt, an English neuropsychopharmacologist specialising in the research of drugs that affect the …

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Domestic violence

Hitting Out Against Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic Abuse Linked to Serious Mental Health Concerns Intimate Partner  Violence (IPV) is on the rise. In fact, over 50% of women will experience relationship violence at some point in their life. Violence against male partners is increasing too; with reporting steadily increasing across the globe. In the USA alone, over 15.5 million children witness …

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Violence and Gaming

Do violent games cause aggression in teenagers?

Do violent games cause aggression in teenagers?   Gaming, racing, and high risk on screen behaviors could be adversely affecting your teenagers behavior in real world situations. In studies examining the influence of violent and risk taking game play in young people aged 9 to 19; Researchers from the department of psychological and brain sciences …

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Mental Health Relapse – Navigating the not so good times

Young people with serious mental health conditions will have times when things are going really well, symptoms are under control and daily routines are possible.   Sometimes, during times of stress or change, symptoms can prove challenging once again. These times are often referred to as ‘relapses’. Sometimes relapse will require hospital admission or an …

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Procrastination

Procrastination, Perfection and a Turkey – Why Does Xmas Day Come as a Surprise?

We had 365 days’ notice   It’s that time of year already. I can’t believe it’s come around so quickly. We hear and see the countdown to the 25th day of the 12th month just about everywhere. Like it just popped out of the proverbial rabbit hole. However, reality lets us know that we have …

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