Made a Searching and Fearless Moral Inventory of Ourselves Most active addicts consider themselves to be victims, and they use that stance as justification for drinking, using, and/or engaging in other compulsive/addictive behaviors. Nobody understands me, therefore I drink and use. My boss hates me. I think I’ll get even by showing up high. My…Details
If you think that there are more commercials today devoted to anti-age spots, ant-wrinkle creams, physical fitness and low-fat food, you may be right. While looking and feeling young may be a great thing, experts are telling us that our cultural fixation on agelessness is coming at a price. More and more evidence is coming…Details
Testosterone is a hormone that plays a vital role in aspects of male health including the production of sperm and red blood cells, the accumulation and maintenance of muscle strength and muscle mass, and the typical distribution of body fat. Testosterone also appears to play a role in decreasing male risks for developing depression. In…Details
Do you love hot and spicy foods? Given the choice at a restaurant, do you ask for more heat, not less, in your order? If so, it could be that you are also more prone to alcohol abuse. A study conducted through South Korea’s Busan National University found that key ingredients in spicy foods work…Details
An estimated eight million Americans are dealing with an eating disorder. Although it is a problem which affects boys, girls, men and women, for young women the condition can be deadly. Anorexia, for example, claims more women’s lives (12 times more) than any other cause of death between the ages of 15 and 24. Anorexia…Details
Depression is common among older adults, who may experience symptoms as they enter retirement and experience other significant changes to their lifestyles. The loss of a spouse, lack of support from family and friends and the increasing physical challenges may contribute to the development of depression symptoms.
Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan find it difficult to return to everyday life for multiple reasons. They must become reacquainted with family and friends, adjust to sleeping at home again, and find their way through a day that is considered “normal” by those who have never been abroad. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates…Details
Aggression and assault are both highly associated with alcohol consumption, in particular when the alcohol is consumed in heavy doses. Bar fights are sometimes the results of this association, with young men tussling after consuming too many beers.
When met with punishment or negative feedback for our actions, some of us may change the way we behave. Others may resent the feedback and still others may express increased impulsive actions. For those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the latter is most likely.
Experts do not have a definitive answer regarding precisely what causes eating disorders in children. They do, however, agree that there are things parents can do to catch the problem early. Informed parents know how to spot the signs of distress and can act early to intervene before an eating disorder has time to take…Details