How Parents Can Talk to Their Depressed Teen

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These days, especially with social media, many teens profess to being depressed. Perhaps there are those who are actually clinically depressed, and as parents, this can be difficult to detect and even address. In fact, due to many teens posting about their so-called depression, it may be hard to distinguish the seed from the chaff, so to speak.

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5 Traumas You Can Get From a Toxic Relationship

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Relationships are messy. And if you get into a relationship with someone who is on active addiction, whether it’s on drugs, alcohol, or some behavior such as gambling and video games, it’s a whole another level of complicated.

It can be toxic.  Read More

Help for Parents: How to Detect Teenage Drug Use in Your Kids

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Surely every parent would agree–one of their biggest and worst fears is to have their child abusing substances like drugs and alcohol. As parents, all they can do is to bring up their child the best way they know how and hope that their child is well-equipped to face the real life ahead.

When it comes to teenage drug use, however, education and fostering close and trust-based relationship between parents and children are key. While you can talk to your child about the dangers and realities of substance abuse, especially the consequences of teenage drug use, social pressures and stereotypes, as well as addiction myths, can lead your teen to the wrong path. Read More

Relapse: 5 Important Things You Need to Know


Those who have undergone addiction rehab and is embarking on their recovery can very well understand just how tough it is to deal with day-to-day life. Every day is a choice of whether to put down a drink or refuse to use drugs–or get on a bender and start the destructive cycle again. Read More

Mixing Drugs: What is Poly Drug Abuse


Mixing drugs, or poly drug abuse, is often used by people who are addicted to substances but have already developed a tolerance for their initial drug of choice. And so, they would experiment mixing drugs together to get the high that they want or even get higher still.

In that insatiable thirst for the high, the addicted person would often stop caring what kind of drugs or substances they use as long as they get off on them. Often, these mixes of substances can cut it, but there are also times that these mixes of drugs can be prove to be a fatal recipe. Read More

World’s 10 Most Dangerous Street Drugs


Unlike other narcotics that have psychoactive effects and increased risks for addiction, these dangerous street drugs have effects that are straight out of some horror movie.

Obviously, illicit drugs are dangerous. There’s the risk of addiction, coupled with a wide range of negative short and long term effects. However, many people around the world are also addicted to what you can consider as the world’s most dangerous drugs because they have imminent and even instant effects that are truly sinister. Read More

7 Depression Warning Signs to Look out For in a Friend or Loved One


You never know who has depression. So it’s best to be on the look out for these 7 depression warning signs that your friend or loved one may have.

Depression is not always obvious. It can masqueade as many different things and you may have no idea. The most cheerful person at work could be suffering it, as well as your friend whom you have always thought has it all in life.  Read More

Dangers of Opiate Pain Relievers: What You Need to Know

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Opiate pain relievers are widely used worldwide to treat a variety of conditions, usually those involving chronic pain. Opiates include substances such as morphine, heroin, and thebaine. Generally, they are highly addictive because they come from the same source–the opium poppy.

Opiates help manage pain. However, there’s a catch. Opiates are one of the most abused drugs in many countries, particularly the United States. While it’s not widely abused here in the Philippines, there are still those who manage to illegally obtain these pills for abuse.

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8 Reasons Why You Need a Digital Detox Now


From celebrities to the average joe, people nowadays go on a digital detox every now and then to focus on what really matters in life–their real life. This is compared to their life and persona online, which can be all sorts of twisted, exciting, and not to mention stressful at times. Find out why you need to go on a digital detox too.

Today, we are so connected that we really are, in fact, disconnected and we don’t even know it. Case in point: How often do you check your smartphone on an hourly basis day in and day out? How many hours a day do you spend thumbing through news feeds and tweets? All this immersion in social media and our smartphones can have a major impact on your stress levels, health, and well-being.

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What Do You Do If Your Boss is Using Drugs?


It can be tricky when your boss is using drugs. Here’s what you can do to help him without getting yourself in trouble.

Drug abuse and addiction doesn’t just affect individuals and their families. They also affect the people they interact with. And if the addict is a high-functioning type, he may affect the people around his workplace. Read More