National Rehab Awareness Week: Depression and addiction among the disabled

National Rehab Awareness Week: Depression and addiction among the disabled

People with disabilities face a greater number of hardships in their day-to-day lives than the general public. Consequently, many disabled people suffer from depression. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, people with disabilities are more likely to suffer from clinical depression that requires professional treatment. As part of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, it’s important to understand the dangers of depression and the risks of an associated addiction. Read more

National Rehab Awareness Week: Disability and painkillers

National Rehab Awareness Week: Disability and painkillers

Monday, September 28 kicks off National Rehab Awareness week, a time to remember the special needs of more than 50 million Americans with some form of disability. One of the most pressing needs of the disabled community is increased awareness on substance abuse. Disabled people are disproportionately more affected by drug and medication addiction than the general population. According to Disabled World, as many as 25 percent of disabled people have a substance abuse disorder. Often times, they become addicted to the very medication used to treat their disability. In light of National Rehab Awareness Week, there’s no better time than now to address this alarming trend and start working toward a solution. Read more

Why being all “Smiles” might not be a good idea

Why being all “Smiles” might not be a good idea

The recently trending designer drug to have claimed several lives is Smiles. Despite its name, the associated effects and results of this drug are anything but pleasant.

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