Why Suicide Awareness Should Always Be in the Spotlight

By Christa Banister Whether someone is a celebrated chef with Michelin star status or the fry cook at McDonald’s, the most talented rock star circling the globe or an aspiring musician with a small YouTube following, a successful fashion designer with a Park Avenue address or a college graduate with a six-digit student loan crammed […]

Can Clonazepam Affect My Memory?

Clonazepam is one of the most highly prescribed drugs in the country. People who have anxiety disorders or bipolar disorder use this medication to manage their mental illness. However, as with any prescription drug, there are side effects associated with clonazepam such as respiratory difficulties, loss of appetite, and insomnia. One of the most concerning […]

Legal Consequences of Drug Abuse

If you use drugs, distribute drugs or associate with others who do these things, you may find yourself facing serious legal trouble. Ending substance use disorder means ending potential consequences like fines, jail time, lost licenses and lost child custody.   Drug Use and Your Criminal Record If you are convicted of a drug-related crime, […]

Depression and Physical Health: What’s the Link?

By Martha McLaughlin Depression is very common, affecting 6.7 percent of adults in the United States and 12.8 percent of adolescents.1 Unfortunately, about 85 percent of people suffering from major depression also deal with at least one chronic physical health condition.2 In some cases, the conditions spring from a single, shared cause, and in others, […]