Stigma is a public health issue that discriminates, isolates and humiliates people, and violates their human rights. The set of assumptions and preconceptions rather than facts is strongly associated with addiction and mental disorders. It rather perpetuates a set of negative beliefs among few people or the community against those
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month: Drunk driving incidents took a tumble in 2017, says poll
An annual public opinion survey of over 5,000 American drivers aged 21 or older, conducted recently by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), indicated that the number of drunk driving incidents came down in 2017 compared to 2016. In 2016, the survey had reported the highest rates of drunk driving.
Taking a decision to quit the dreadful world of addiction and spending the rest of the life in sobriety is an act of immense bravado. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to return to the mainstream world and survive at personal, professional and social fronts, without depending
When Maria’s 20-year-old daughter Monica arrived for the Christmas holidays, she looked weak and thin. She skipped meals, did lot of physical exercise and avoided confrontations with the family members. Every time Maria cooked her favorite dishes, Monica would cringe at the site of food and avoid even tasting it.
Getting a grip over one’s addiction can be a life-transforming decision for a person addicted to alcohol or any other substance. With recovery, one gets a second lease of life, but one must be cautious because there is always a chance of relapse. Starting the life all over again can
Ron Heirs was born in Memphis in 1955. He had a cleft palate by birth, which was corrected through a surgery; however, he was left with a nasal defect for which he was bullied in school. As he started growing up, he got notorious for inviting problems and eventually was
Long-term Care Awareness Month: Aging population need to be informed about long-term care and insurance plans
Millions of American consumers lack an insight about the need of long-term care insurance (LTCI) and the financing avenues for the same, revealed a recent research published by Genworth Financial. As per the company, one of the greatest fears that older adults face is to afford self-care. Many believe that
The recently released death report of the diseased bodybuilder star, Rich Piana, reveals that he snorted lines of pre-workout powder the way cocaine-addicted people often do. Even though the autopsy signaled towards heart failure, the death report accessed by TMZ sports has blamed workout supplements for his death that
Among the many fallouts faced by people with serious mental illnesses is not being able to continue in gainful employment. Continuing to work is a huge challenge for such patients. However, a recent research by Sydney’s Westmead Institute for Medical Research offers a ray of hope for people with severe
Antidepressants can help people manage symptoms of depression, and gradually overcome the disorder, but they also leave behind a trail of side effects that can be quite unsettling for an individual. Whenever one starts any new medication, it is important to watch out for any changes in the body. While