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Mental health problems affect people from all walks of life. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five U.S. adults experiences some form of mental illness every year. Teens are also likely to struggle with mental health issues, with more than...

Every June, the lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer community – and the friends and family members who love and support them – celebrate Pride Month. And, though communities worldwide have made progress in supporting LGBTQ people, it seems we often take two steps back...

Nobody knows exactly the right thing to say every time, and starting that conversation becomes especially challenging when you are trying to reach someone who is struggling with clinical depression. While you might feel awkward or uncertain about bringing up the topic, it can make...

Addiction can cause extreme pain for the person struggling, as well as everyone around them. When someone you love is living with addiction, you may be feeling a host of emotions you don't know what to do with, and it can feel overwhelming to balance your emotional needs...

Getting an addict to agree to commit to rehab can be a struggle. When planning to confront someone you care about who has an addiction, you need to prepare yourself for this challenging conversation. In many ways, when you are trying to get a family member or friend...

While it’s both understandable and admirable to try to beat your addiction on your own, going solo doesn’t offer you the support system you need to succeed. Prolonged substance abuse changes brain chemistry and robs people of their ability to make good decisions, among other...

Have you ever gone to work high or hung over? How did it affect your performance that day? Lost productivity and poor decision-making abilities are only two of the many aspects of substance misuse in the workplace. Others include health care, disability and workers’ compensation expenses, as well as...

Opioid abuse and addiction is one of the most severe health problems your loved one can face. Opiate addiction has grown even more dangerous thanks to stricter guidelines that make opioid prescription drugs more difficult to obtain, which often force those who are addicted to...

Addiction is an equal-opportunity disease. It doesn’t discriminate about who falls prey to developing it, nor does it care about how successful its sufferers may be in other aspects of their lives. People who have high-pressure jobs in running companies they founded are often more susceptible to...

The disease of addiction erodes the substance abuser’s health and relationships, but these losses are only one component of the story. Addicts and their families also eventually pay a significant financial cost, both in terms of the price of the substance of choice and in lost wages and...