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A group of teenagers drinks and parties.

15 Apr The Shocking Number of Teenage Alcoholics

Sadly, a huge part of the teenage experience in this country is wrapped up in a party culture that glorifies substances like alcohol. There is a clear link between the age that people start to experiment with alcohol, and those who have continuous problems with alcoholism throughout their lives. The younger a person begins to start drinking, the more likely it is that they will struggle with this addiction, later on. This means that it is incredibly important to try to discourage underage drinking now, rather than try to face the addictions that will happen later on. There is a lot of work that needs to be done in this arena, though, as the numbers of teenagers who drink are still shockingly high. Here’s some information about the number of teenagers who are using alcohol...
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A girl smokes a cigarette in lingerie.

08 Apr The Glorification of Sex Addiction

While the plague of substance abuse continues to hurt the country, as well as the rest of the world, there are many types of addiction that continue to affect people in the modern world. One of these addictions that particularly tears apart families and relationships is sex and porn addiction. The prominence of sex addiction, particularly in wealthier countries like America, is not necessarily surprising. People in liberalized, industrial nations enjoy a wealth of ideological luxuries, such as free speech and an open media. However, they also experience the side effects that this can bring, such as an abundance of media that might be promoting unsafe ideas. This certainly happens, when it comes to sex addiction and the ways that certain media glorifies it...
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A woman cries by the fence.

01 Apr Addiction and Hiding from Reality

What is it that drives so many people into the arms of a disease like addiction, which is destroying countless lives in our country and the world over? The truth is that the effects of so many illicit substances make these people feel incredible, for a short time. They are able to melt away the pain and the turmoil of the real world by using substances that drag them further into an addiction that becomes harder and harder to fight, the further involved you get with it. That’s the real reason addiction becomes so prevalent. We live in a world that is very complex, and it can be easy to be overcome with anxiety when the stresses of modern life begin to seep in. Drugs offer an escape, but in turn only contribute more to the problems we face...
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