A great video from Face The Issue about abuse narrated by Halle Berry. The following is an anonymous quote from a victim of abuse. ..when I’m being beat, just hit, or shouted at. Been bullied by mam all my life, which is probably a factor. With a few people I almost wanted them to hurt …∞
The story of Odysseus is about more than just a Greek guy in a boat. About 3000 years ago, the poet Homer told a story about a man called Odysseus and his voyage home to Greece following the Trojan Wars. Odysseus and his men met up with many exciting adventures along the way, but the …∞
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The following symptoms of alcohol abuse and alcoholism may indicate a problem. Not everyone will have all the signs, but if there are many present then it would be worthwhile to seek help from a therapist or Alcoholics Anonymous. If some one you love has these signs seek help from Al-anon or a specialist alcohol …∞
How do we make the distinction between alcohol abuse and alcoholism? Professor George Vaillant of Harvard felt obliged to study that question, an inclination that resulted in his 1983 landmark work, The Natural History of Alcoholism, revised in 1995. Dr. Vaillant was the motive force behind the Harvard Medical School’s Study of Adult Development, which …∞
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Keep in mind that I’m not discussing all difficult relationships; some challenging relationships are well worth keeping. I’m specifically discussing toxic relationships, which are characterized by the following. Toxic relationships; take heavily from us without giving anything back. sap our joy as well as our mental and emotional energy. represent people who are hateful, hurtful, …∞
The aim of this study was to investigate the social background and current social situation of male abusers of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS). We compared thirty-four AAS-abusing patients from an Addiction Centre with two groups, 18 users and 259 non-users of AAS from a public gym in Orebro, Sweden. The study is based on semi-structured interviews …∞
Prescription medications can sneak up on you and lead to addiction. Many celebrities have recently fallen victim to prescription medication addiction and/or overdose. But its not just celebrities that need to be cautious its everyone who takes mood changing, psychoactive or pain medications. Every day medicines hold a punch that may be life changing, life …∞
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Alcohol dependence (alcoholism) is the most severe alcohol use disorder.
What is emotional abuse or verbal abuse of a spouse or intimate partner? Mental, psychological, or emotional abuse can be verbal or nonverbal. Verbal or nonverbal abuse of a spouse or intimate partner consists of more subtle actions or behaviors than physical abuse. While physical abuse might seem worse, the scars of verbal and emotional …∞
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