A Deep Dive on Drug Addiction

drug addict

Drug addiction doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter your gender, economic status, or whether you live in the city, the suburbs, a small town, or rural area, no one is immune. This issue is so wide-reaching and pervasive that drug control cost the US $35 billion in 2020, according to research from the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics (NCDAS).

When Grief Doesn’t Get Better

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Grief is a natural response to loss, and each person’s experience of grief may be different. However, for those who experience life-disrupting grief that doesn’t settle over time, treatment may be integral to resolving their condition. The DSM-5 calls this prolonged grief disorder (PGD), and it happens when a person is grieving the loss of a loved one to the extent that it interrupts their daily functioning for more than 12 months.