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Racism in the War on Drugs

Racism in the War on Drugs

Racism has been embedded in the United State’s war on drugs since its inception. The war on drugs has had little impact on drug use rates or public safety, but it has resulted in a skyrocketed prison population, especially among communities of color. The impact of the war on drugs has been mass incarceration, increased…

The Environmental Impact of Growing Drugs

The Environmental Impact of Growing Drugs

The conversation about drugs almost always revolves around their impacts on societal wellness and personal health. It’s true that drug production and usage can cause widespread societal and public health concerns. But the effects of such substances have a more complicated bigger picture. Producing mass quantities of drugs harms the environment in multifaceted ways. It’s vital to…

Substance Use Awareness for National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Substance Use Awareness for National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is designated for saving lives by spreading awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. Although impaired driving is typically associated with drunk driving, driving under the influence (DUI) of other substances can be just as dangerous. In 2016, over 1 million people in the U.S. were arrested for impaired driving. While approximately one-third of…

Types of Depression and How to Recognize Them

Types of Depression and How to Recognize Them

Most people recognize that depression is more than sporadic feelings of sadness or grief. Depression is a disorder that can be challenging to diagnose and treat because the symptoms often involve hopelessness, preventing sufferers from seeking the treatment they need and deserve. While only a psychiatrist can prescribe medication for patients diagnosed with a depressive disorder,…

Coping With PTSD-Triggering Events

Coping With PTSD-Triggering Events

You can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after living through or seeing a traumatic event. Although PTSD is commonly associated with veterans returning from war, anyone can develop it. You might develop signs of PTSD after being physically attacked or witnessing a tragic car accident. People who have PTSD often don’t have symptoms continuously. Instead,…