A Nurse Is a Hero in the Shadows

Written by Noah benShea In every language across time and space, in every voice of pain and hurt, there has always been one plea, one shout, one agonized whisper that has a common yearning: “Please God, we need a nurse.” I’m not sure how people come to know they want to be a nurse, but…

The Best Road to Healing When a Loved One’s Addiction Has Hurt You

There are many ways an active addict can hurt a loved one, through misunderstanding, frustration, guilt and jealousy. Perhaps the most painful is the feeling that your loved one is selfish and cares more about their substance than you. These feelings can be hard to overcome at first, but the following steps may help guide…

Why Are the Brains of Teens and Young Adults So Prone to Addiction and Its Deadly Consequences?

It is well-established that teenagers and young adults tend to be more vulnerable to addiction and other forms of reckless behavior compared to other age groups. And when they do become addicted, the consequences are often more severe. A group of neurologists convened recently to discuss these problems at “The Addicted Brain and New Treatment…