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Most Popular Drug in U.S. by Decade
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Most Popular Drug in U.S. by Decade

Drugs are a popular topic in today’s media. From the war on drugs, the widespread legalization of marijuana, or the opioid crisis, it’s hard to miss a conversation that revolves around drugs.  This isn’t news, though. Drugs have been around for a long time. In fact, drug use has been ingrained in societies for thousands of years. Here at Rehabs.com, it’s important for us to look at historic trends to see how drug use has affected people since drug use began. But, since that kind of historical data doesn’t exist, we decided to scale down our research and look at a smaller timeline – the past few decades. We went through the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 1979 through 2017* from SAMHSA and compiled the data to figure out what the most popular drug is by decade. Take a l...
The Correlation Between High School Dropout Rates and Drug Use
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The Correlation Between High School Dropout Rates and Drug Use

High school can be difficult for a number of reasons. It can be academically challenging, highly stressful as college preparation ramps up, and often includes a lot of social pressure to act or do as the “in crowd” does. All in all, there is a lot on high school students’ shoulders during this period. Unfortunately, this can lead to dropouts. Students will leave high school without finishing for a number of reasons, and many of these overlap with the reasons teens experiment with drugs. Feeling like they don’t belong, feeling immense stress, feeling depressed — each of these can push a student over the edge. With this in mind, we decided to look further into how high school dropout rates correlate with drug use across the U.S. Read on to learn more about our study — we start with ...
The next cybersecurity headache: Employees know the rules but just don’t care
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The next cybersecurity headache: Employees know the rules but just don’t care

Employees are still ignoring cybersecurity best practice despite being more aware of the risks. Cybersecurity has shot to the top of many IT leaders' priorities over the past few months as remote working became the de facto way of doing business. Yet despite more awareness of the security risks of working from home, employees are still showing a lax attitude when putting it into practice, according to new findings. Security firm Trend Micro surveyed more than 13,000 remote workers across 27 countries for its latest Head in the Clouds survey, which sought to understand individuals' attitudes towards risk in terms of cybersecurity. SEE: Mobile d...
Zoom: We’ve delivered on all of our security and privacy promises, apart from one
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Zoom: We’ve delivered on all of our security and privacy promises, apart from one

CEO Eric Yuan said the company had been working to improve safety, privacy and security, but has pushed back the date for its transparency report. The meteoric rise of videoconferencing platform Zoom during the global lockdowns was accompanied by criticism of its cybersecurity standards. As more remote workers turned to Zoom for business meetings, virtual get-togethers and other forms of socially distanced communication, it soon became apparent that security –thanks to headaches such as a wave of ' Zoom-bombing ' – was an area that needed more work. As a result, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan launched a 90-day programme that pledged to addre...
You Decide What To Do
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You Decide What To Do

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey, author of self-improvement books and seminars (1932-2012)Looking at the future, if your vision is clouded by uncertainty or worry, there’s something you can do to change that. Take action. A little appreciated but very valuable truth is that you’re not destined to be molded by what happens to you or even what circumstances you’re born into. You are, however, very much a product of the choices you make and the actions you take. Quite simply and beautifully, you decide what to do.Then, of course, you need to do it. Nothing will change in your future – indeed, even today – if you fail to act. Making the tough choices is sometimes difficult, but not impossible. The way you get there is to map out a plan,...
The Powerful Energy Of A Wish
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The Powerful Energy Of A Wish

“The wish within a human being is the most powerful energy that exists.” – Swami Rudrananda, founder and director of The Movement Center and master of kundalini yoga (1928-1973)Is a wish purely daydreaming? Could it be something more? Could wishes actually transform us so that we push ourselves to achieve goals we’d otherwise consider unattainable? In truth, no one accomplishes much of anything substantive without a desire to achieve it. Whether that’s a task that you don’t really want to do but know you must or should, or pursuing a goal that you’ve long held but never before got around to tackling, or attempting to resolve a troubling issue that you know has been holding you back. You have to want something enough in order to take action toward achieving it.But where, you might ask, do w...
You Love an Addict. Now What?
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You Love an Addict. Now What?

Loving someone with an addiction can be a devastating experience. You long for the person you knew before substance abuse took them away. You want them to get better, but maybe they don’t want this for themselves. How can you support them while not losing sight of your own needs and well-being?Be Supportive Without EnablingIt’s important to be there for your loved one without unintentionally aiding in their drug or alcohol abuse. Some common ways we enable addicts include:Giving them money, knowing that they may use it to buy drugs or alcohol.Repaying their debts to others from whom they’ve borrowed money.Making excuses for them about why they didn’t show up for a social obligation, work, school, etc.Keeping alcohol or addictive substances around.Being the emotional rescuer, which may incl...
Are You a Food Addict? Signs of Food Addiction
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Are You a Food Addict? Signs of Food Addiction

Food addiction is a form of behavioral addiction that doesn’t involve the consumption of drugs or alcohol. This condition has no official definition in the U.S., but years of scientific research indicate that you can develop a damaging relationship to food that interferes with your ability to function well in daily life. If you suspect that you might be a food addict, you can use a couple of different approaches to check for possible signs of real problems.Before you begin looking for signs of food addiction, it might help you to know how you can potentially develop an addictive relationship to eating. At first, this might seem like a strange concept, since you must eat to stay alive. However, extensive research has shown that you can indeed develop an unhealthy fixation on certain types o...
Gestalt Therapy for PTSD Sufferers | Addiction.com
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Gestalt Therapy for PTSD Sufferers | Addiction.com

About one in 29 people in the U.S. suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and without psychological support using approaches such as gestalt therapy, it can be an overwhelming and debilitating condition. Most people know it affects veterans, but anybody who experiences a shocking, terrifying or otherwise traumatic event is at risk. Finding out how gestalt treatment of PTSD works can help you determine whether the approach is a good fit for yourself or your loved one’s condition.PTSD is a long-term, persistent version of something a lot of people experience after a trauma. If you’ve been threatened or attacked, for instance, you may feel scared or jumpy for a short while afterward. In most cases, this abates naturally, and the symptoms never really interfere with the individual...
History and Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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History and Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Doctors use a variety of treatments to help people affected by serious substance problems and other mental health-related issues. Some of these treatments rely on the use of some sort of medication, while others call for the use of non-medication-based behavior modifications. One of the most well-regarded forms of treatment in this second category is an approach called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Let’s take a look at the history of CBT, as well as its demonstrated efficacy in the real world.Cognitive behavioral therapy was founded in the 1960s by a University of Pennsylvania psychiatrist named Aaron Beck. Beck originally specialized in the classic form of talk therapy known as psychoanalysis. However, after carrying out a series of experiments designed to test the practical usefuln...