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What Abuse Does to the Brain

Most abuse is overshadowed by dark secrecy, kept hidden from the rest of us because of fear and shame. Physical, emotional and substance abuse has a lasting impact on the brain. The problem with abuse is even when the victim gets away from the person who is abusing them, the psychological effects of the abuse can last a lifetime. Many people don’t realize how much abuse can affect mental health, and why it affects it so much. Today we will be discussing the long-term psychological effects of abuse. (more…)

What Happens During an Opioid Overdose?

An overdose is a horrible thing to happen to anyone. It is one of the many risks that people who abuse drugs struggle with every day. Unfortunately, no one plans on overdosing. It’s not something that any drug user can prepare for – but unfortunately, with heavy drug use it’s something that’s bound to happen eventually. (more…)
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How To Combat The Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis in America sometimes feels out of control. Every day, we here about more deaths from overdosing on opioids. Hearing these terrible news stories can evoke a feeling of helplessness even in the strongest of individuals. The question is, what can we do to combat the opioid crisis? (more…)
How much drinking is too much?

How Much Drinking Is Too Much?

Many American adults enjoy the odd drink here or there. Some people like to have a glass of wine with dinner, others enjoy a shot of Scotch before bed. However, there’s a line that many people cross without knowing it that can negatively impact their lives. (more…)
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The Effects of Amphetamines

Amphetamine usage is on the rise. They come in many forms, shapes and sizes. As a parent, it can be especially concerning – amphetamines are being passed around schools, with many of the drugs in circulation coming from pharmaceuticals. (more…)
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3 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Relationships are great – they make us happy and allow us to never truly feel alone. When you find that special someone, time almost feels as though it stops when you are around them. There is no better feeling than being in a comfortable relationship with a significant other. However, not all relationships are happy. Many people feel stuck in a toxic relationship. However, many people don’t even realize they are in a toxic relationship. Today, Holy Cross Services will be giving you the signs of a toxic relationship. (more…)
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Methods to Quit Smoking

Smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products is definitely a problem. While numbers aren’t as high as they used to be, there are still over 35 million Americans who are smoking cigarettes. Many of you who are reading this blog probably smoke currently and want to quit. That’s not surprising – most people who smoke have attempted to quit at one point or another. That’s why Holy Cross Services wants to give you tips to help kick that nasty nicotine addiction and quit smoking! (more…)
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Is A Bad Marriage Worse Than Divorce For Children?

Unfortunately, in today’s society divorce is becoming more and more common. Gone are the days where the ‘normal’ American family consisted of parents who were still together. In fact, 40% – 50% of American marriages now end in divorce. This may seem like a depressing statistic – however, what are the alternatives? (more…)