Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders

Individuals are addicted to drugs for many reasons mainly for pleasurable effects. Substances alter mental status, improve performance, relieve boredom, and to self medicate a mental disorder. Addiction is a chronic relapsing and treatable medical condition. It is most prevalent in all mental conditions. Addiction is a disease of the brain and not a judgment…

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A Christmas Story

This is the story of how I died on Christmas Day. T’was the night before, the night before Christmas Day, and my life was about to end. I woke up in the morning as the shelter woke the lot of us up. I could feel today was different, but I didn’t know why. I had…

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