Specialized Treatment for Athletes

Specialized Treatment for Athletes: Why It’s Necessary

Becoming an athlete takes years of training, practice and endurance combined with a healthy lifestyle and innate talent. Professional sports players are some of the most popular celebrities. But there’s a dark side to the lifestyle of being a star athlete — substance abuse. Many of today’s top athletes have struggled with addiction to drugs or…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is teen dating violence awareness month. However, it’s nothing to celebrate. Unlike Valentine’s Day with its hearts and candies, this occasion spells trouble. Most importantly, it has far-reaching consequences. Understanding the Importance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month If you’re an adolescent in a romantic relationship, you might not know what’s normal and what…

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment

What is Marijuana? Cannabis, also called marijuana, pot or weed, is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of dried, shredded pieces of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The main compound of marijuana, THC, is what is believed to alter chemicals in the brain to produce a “high.” Addiction…

Gateway Foundation Connecting to Social Media, Disconnecting from Mental Health

Disconnecting from Mental Health

Many people perceive loneliness to be a problem that mostly affects older populations. However, a new Cigna study found that Americans, as a whole, are disconnecting from mental health, with adolescents and young adults reporting the highest rates of loneliness. So what’s behind this wave of isolation? While some people blame the younger generations’ fixation on social…