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07 Nov
The Curse Of The Child Star: How Being Too Famous Too Soon Can Lead To Addiction Drew Barrymore in E.T. The Extraterrestrial Demi Lovato. Mary-Kate Olsen. Lindsay Lohan. Robert Downey Jr. Drew Barrymore. All of these stars have two things in common: they rose to fame as children and they have had addiction issues. You do not have to go far to find a child celebrity who has struggled with substance abuse. In fact, a lot of celebrities who became famous at a very young [...]
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01 Nov
Post-Halloween: Is Sugar Addiction A Thing? Every year, millions of children and the adults accompanying them go door to door in search of candy on October 31 to celebrate Halloween. While the celebration was previously considered relatively harmless, the world (and parents, in particular) have become increasingly concerned with the excessive amounts of candy that are accumulated and consumed on the evening of Halloween. This has led to increased attention and the monitoring of candy consumption [...]
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25 Oct
The Short-Term and Long-Term Challenges of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders The Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure As soon as a woman discovers that she is pregnant, she begins to prepare for the birth of her child. This includes ensuring that the baby will be happy and healthy. Part of this planning should include not drinking any amount of alcohol. Women who are hoping to become pregnant should stop completely prior to conception. A pregnant mother supplies her child with food [...]
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11 Oct
How Popular Entertainment Glorifies Substance Abuse An Exploration of Substance Use and Addiction in Mainstream Media The average North American adult is exposed to an incredible amount of imagery during a normal day. Digital marketing experts suggest that most people in the United States have media exposure to approximately 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements per day. This is just advertisements. When we begin to consider the amount of general visual and auditory inputs we hear [...]
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04 Oct
Talking To Children About Addiction And Mental Illness Overview The relationship between mental illness and addiction to drugs and alcohol is a complex one that has received a great deal of attention in recent years as a public health issue. Research consistently finds a correlation between substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental illness, with drug and alcohol abuse being more prevalent among individuals with mental health conditions. Determining whether a mental health condition leads directly to substance abuse [...]
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