In view of the recent horrific events of the Woolsey and Paradise fires in northern and southern California, experts are saying that climate change is making California’s wildfires worse. The devastation of losing one’s home, loved ones and/or livelihood to natural disasters is becoming an...

Why do mothers misuse or abuse drugs? The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that women generally use drugs to manage their weight, fight exhaustion, cope with pain, and self-medicate to address mental health problems such as postpartum depression and anxiety. Environmental factors may also include...

Origin of the Disease Model of Addiction The term “Disease Model of Addiction” was coined more than 50 years after the American Medical Association (AMA) first deemed alcoholism as an illness in 1956. No longer considered as just a behavioral problem, addiction is now defined as...

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