Perhaps the most important thing a counselor needs to bear in mind when working with lesbian clients is that there is no one lesbian client—that there is tremendous diversity among lesbians. As women, lesbians share the diversity inherent in womanhood; they also share the experience of dealing with sexism. The range of their experiences, perspectives,…

It has become commonplace for people who are overweight to attribute their waistline to their DNA. Now, celebrities caught snorting cocaine might also be able to blame their parents. Scientists reported yesterday the discovery of a gene that increases the chances of becoming hooked on the drug. Addicts were 25% more likely to carry the…

What we need to maintain good mental health? At a basic level, mental health could be described as the absence of mental illness; however, the whole issue surrounding mental health and mental illness is highly complex and therefore what constitutes mental health is not easy to define. On saying that, we can describe mental health…

The reason of death in two cases was due to overdose of fentanyl. The deceased had used fentanyl patches that had been prescribed for someone else. The three organizations met to discuss the issues raised by the chief coroner and have jointly agreed to inform their registrants about the potential for misuse and abuse of…

Do you know how to define addiction? It is a disease. Addiction has the power to take over your body and mind, forcing you to be dependant on something. For many, a powerful addiction is dealing with the abuse of drugs and alcohol. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Seeking treatment…

If you need to find an alcohol treatment facility in your area, you can get on the internet and do some research. In most cases, there is an alcohol treatment facility nearby where you live. Some of these may be freestanding clinics, but others can be affiliated with your local hospital. If you can’t find…

When you realize that you have an addiction to alcohol and you need help, where do you go? Many of us who are battling alcoholism find that we can confide in close friends and family members. These people are willing to find ways to make you better. Alcoholism is a disease with very negative consequences.…

Alcoholics Anonymous®: The Seven Month Slip – Personal Stories From The First Edition AT FOURTEEN years of age, when I should have been at home under the supervision of my parents, I was in the United States army serving a one year enlistment. I found myself with a bunch of men none too good for…

While being close to someone addicted to alcohol can be tragically painful, when an alcoholic decides to break the addiction, approaching alcohol rehabilitation can be viewed with a mixture of apprehension and relief. While it is exciting to know that your loved one is taking charge of his or her life, you might wonder what…