Examining the Specific Challenges Women Face in Rehabilitation

According to various statistics, women face a different set of challenges when it comes to rehabilitation and drug abuse. As of 2013, it was estimated that as many as 2.7% of women were struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. As a matter of fact, the female abuse of prescription pain killers and number of overdoses is also on the rise. Women are also more prone to developing conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder and depression. Many drug rehab centers are now catering to the needs of … [Read more...]

Back to School Anxiety, By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

Empowering Parents says: "As the start of the school year approaches, have you seen your first grader go into meltdown mode at the mention of school, or watched your soon-to-be kindergarten student regress back to baby talking and thumb sucking? Rest assured that you’re not alone. Each fall, millions of parents deal with their children’s beginning-of-the-year anxiety. For younger children starting school—whether it’s pre-school, kindergarten, or a transition into the first or second … [Read more...]

Certain Risk Factors Make Females Vulnerable to Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is an issue that people suffer with all over the world, but did you know that there are certain risk factors that make women more vulnerable to drug abuse than men? In order to help yourself or someone you love, continue reading to learn more about what these risk factors are, as well as what you can do to avoid them and avoid falling victim to drugs. Different Factors for Females Than Males During a study conducted involving young girls and women ranging from the ages of 8 to … [Read more...]

Goblins of Addiction, Dr. Jana Burson

Time for some whimsy… Misery and Deceit, two goblins who worked for the Emperor of Wretchedness, were talking in a dark alley. Hopeless, another goblin, had just left them and was shuffling down the street, trailing the stench of sulfur. “Idiot,” said Misery, speaking about Hopeless. “He couldn’t stop his human from getting help for addiction. What an incompetent. Doesn’t he realize that addiction must continue so we can make these humans miserable? Addiction is a key method to keep people … [Read more...]

Mental Health Crisis is REAL, Take Action!

This year, up to 8% of young Canadians will try to take their own lives. We can be doing so much more to provide for youth mental health needs and prevent tragedies such as suicide. Teenagers are hit particularly hard by suicide, with 500 Canadian teens taking their own lives each year – second only to car crashes among the most common causes of death for that age group. Tell Parliament: Save The Lives Of Young Canadians What is the biggest risk for youth today? Your first thought might … [Read more...]

Relapse does not make you Weak

What is relapse anyway? Changing the face of relapse during recovery For those recovering from addiction, “relapse” has been a shameful event for years and years. Friends and family would scorn the fallen addict, self help organizations would make the person throw away their “clean time” and get a beginner’s chip while having to attend 90 AA meetings in 90 days. Relapse during recovery meant jobs would be lost and relationships would end, among other hardships. Instead of facing all this … [Read more...]

Child Prostitution, 2014 World Cup’s Darkest Side

Amid the events surrounding the 2014 World Cup showcasing Brazil's dynamic culture, food and other assets, and the memorable plays on the soccer field, with perhaps the best so far being Robin Van Persie's masterful header against Spain on the second day of play, there's a 'dark side': deep-rooted problems simmering just below the surface in South America's largest country with child prostitution an especially grim reminder that all is not football and Carnival. In the first decade of the … [Read more...]

The Courage to Speak® Foundation – MAY 19 – 21

The Courage to Speak Foundation announces Dates of Drug Awareness Presentations, in Participation for SAMHSA Third Annual National Prevention Week 2014. Ginger Katz, CEO and founder of The Courage to Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, will be presenting “From Marijuana to Opiates,” on May 19 at Briggs High School in Norwalk, CT, “The Courage to Make Healthy Decisions,” on May 20 at Brookside Elementary in Norwalk, CT and “The Courage to Make Healthy Decisions,” on May 21 at … [Read more...]

Social Pressures Teen Girls Face

30 Blogs Addressing the Social Pressures Teen Girls Face Teenage girls suffer a daily barrage of views and opinions on how they should look, dress and behave. With so much external pressure, these girls can often suffer from both physical and psychological health issues. Since the advent of social media, the pressures that teenage girls face have greatly increased. Cyber bullying is only the tip of the iceberg, as there are other less apparent pressures, such as targeted advertising, … [Read more...]

Ginger Katz Taking Action, The Courage to Speak® Foundation

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Ginger Katz A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman who truly understands the Power of Love ! Through the death of her own child, she reached for spiritual guidance and was lead onto a path, that today she calls her very own Purpose in Life. Through the drug overdose of her son, this Woman has now devoted her life to helping parents across North America to end the shame and stigma; and Speak Out! SECRETS Keep You SICK! Please join us in … [Read more...]

VIRAL HEPATITIS CA– USED BY DRUG — USE BEHAVIORS

NIDA RESEARCH SEEKS TO REDUCE VIRAL HEPATITIS CA-- USED BY DRUG -- USE BEHAVIORS Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of liver failure and liver transplantation in the United States and people who inject drugs (PWID) are particularly susceptible to this disease with as many as 70% or more of this population testing positive for the virus. To make matters worse, PWID enjoy little if any consistent health care and are largely unaware of their HCV infection status. Those who are … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Addicts and Alcoholics Fail in Early Recovery

10 Reasons that Addicts and Alcoholics Fail in Early Recovery 10. They do not take direction from others about how to solve their problem. 9. They suffer from low self esteem and do not feel that they deserve to be clean and sober. 8. They do not prioritize their recovery as being the most important thing in their life when it comes to structuring their day and how they spend their time. 7. They don’t learn how to process and deal with the feelings that they used to medicate with drugs and … [Read more...]

Anti-drug crusader Katz on O’Reilly Factor

NORWALK -- Viewers of the Fox News Channel O'Reilly Factor will see a familiar face on next week as anti-drug crusader Ginger Katz will join Bill O'Reilly to address the topic of reducing sentencing guidelines for drug dealers. "My appearance on the show was spurred on by a letter sent by some celebrities to President Obama and Bill's reaction to the letter," Katz said. "A producer from Bill's show called me to speak about loosening laws regarding sentencing for drug dealers." Katz was … [Read more...]

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