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Is Sugar a Dangerous Drug?

Everybody has sugar; even people who are diabetic have some sugar in their controlled diets, knowingly or unknowingly. New research now says that sugar is actually an addictive and dangerous drug that can kill. CDC scientist says that sugar can kill Quanhe Yang, a senior scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, led [...]

Fundamentals – Hemorrhoids and Diet

Hemorrhoids, or piles, are a common problem for men and women. The rectal lining in your anus consists of an orange-ish tissue full of mucus glands that are very similar to the rest of the rectal lining and easily become infected or strained. The very fact of this portion of the digestive tract being exposed [...]

Prostate Health and Diet

The vast majority of adult men will experience some discomfort, pain, or clinical diagnoses having to do with the prostate. Conditions and diseases of this gland are very often physically painful and discomfiting as well as deeply psychologically taxing. Prostate issues affect men of any age and consequences like infertility and even death have been [...]

Gout – Essentials and Treatment Options

Although the disease is typically thought to occur in the feet or toes, gout can occur in any joint in the body. The condition is the result of a buildup of uric acid in the blood stream which crystallizes and accumulates in painful bunches in the joints, tendons, or cartilage. Since it affects the bone [...]

Dealing With Addiction for the Long Term

            One of the biggest frustrations when it comes to dealing with addiction is when we relapse, despite having worked tremendously hard for weeks, months, and in some cases years in order to conquer our vices. In this final edition of our addiction series, we explore methods for avoiding relapse, [...]

Who Can Help You Deal With Addiction?

Knowing who can help could be key to dealing with your addiction. After the intensity of looking into the deep reaching impacts of addiction, and ways in which medication and psychology can help us to deal with our dependencies, it is time to take a step back and recognize the people that will [...]

Psychological Interventions: Dealing with Addiction

Dealing with addiction is psychological as much as it is physical. We have already explored the various medical interventions that are available for those dealing with various addictions, focusing primarily on nicotine, alcohol, and various categories of drug dependency. However, we must realize that medical intervention is only 50% of the battle we [...]

Medical Interventions for Dealing With Addiction

Various medicines are available to help individuals dealing with addiction. Now that we have explored the background of addiction, what it means, what can cause us to become addicted to something, met David and heard his story, it is time to begin looking at the interventions that are available for medically treating addictions. [...]

Addiction: The Consequences

Addiction has many consequences, both for the addict and those close to them. This story is based on personal experiences, and aims to accurately represent the dangers and consequences that exposure to drugs and other substances can bring. David is a 30-year old man who lives alone in Jacksonville, Florida. On the face [...]

Addiction: An Introduction

  Most of us have our own ideas of what ‘addiction’ is. Some of us have associates, friends, or family members who might use recreational drugs, drink alcoholic beverages, or gamble in what is a seemingly innocuous way.  Some of us will partake in such activities ourselves. What we are not aware of, however, is [...]