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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Psychiartic-Mental Health Nursing

Canadian Standards of Practice for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse The goal of psychiatric mental health nursing is the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental disorders. The purpose of having standards is to provide direction for professional practice in order to promote safe, competent, and ethical service for clients. Standards are organized…

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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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