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Nick--On Antipsychotics with 9 Years Sober

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Nick--On Antipsychotics with 9 Years Sober

Have you ever wondered what a bad treatment experience could turn into and how doctors in those centers are misprescribing patients who are not psychotic but just coming off of drugs? Nick is 30 and with almost 9 years clean and sober, but he doesn't think so as he was wrongly prescribed and feareto comeng off of anti-psychotics the treatment center he went to forced down his throat. What else are we to do when we ourselves can't tell the difference between heroin and alcohol withdrawal, or psychosis? Shouldn't doctors know better? Or are they just trying to numb us...

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Mental Illness Stole My Life

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Mental Illness Stole My Life

I was first aware of being depressed when I was six. I was watching my grandmother putting out washing, and was overcome by a feeling of great sadness. Of course I didn’t know it was depression then; it took me almost two decades to work out what was going on. But even before that I’d been a nervous child, scared of the dark, pneumatic drills, and television aerials. My mother is depressed, anxious, and has OCD; so did her mother, and my great-grandmother before that. My father was very odd, as was my mother’s father. They all said that my...

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Tips on Overcoming Depression Pt. 2

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Tips on Overcoming Depression Pt. 2

For part one by Matthew Peters tips on Depression go here- http://substanceforyou.com/tips-on-overcoming-depression/ Depression is something that has been apart of my life since I can remember. Its dark cloud always followed me around, angrily pouring depressive rain into my life. My depression made so many aspects of my life grey and bleak. Even the things I loved ...

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9 Drug Myths Debunked

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9 Drug Myths Debunked

It’s 2015 and information is more accessible than ever, so we debate myths over fact. Degrees can be earned entirely online from a school on a different continent. Written, vocal, and visual messages can be sent to anywhere and everywhere in the world within moments of being uploaded to the internet. We can now see ...

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Facts to know about Prescription Opioids

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Facts to know about Prescription Opioids

Prescription Opioids:  The Introduction You walk in to the doctor’s office with a broken arm—at least I did at the age of 11—and you’re screaming in pain. The doctor says, “here’s a pill—it will take the edge off.” My mother seems to agree not knowing the repercussions. I was in a mass amount of pain, but ...

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