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A treatment center in Arizona called High Standards Recovery seems to be seeing an increase in co-occurring disorders, according to this article. An individual is said to have co-occurring disorders when they are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction and a mental health issue (severe depression, anxiety disorders, etc) at the same time. The complex nature of both of these types of illnesses makes it difficult to successfully treat each issue separately. Instead, success is much more likely when they can be treated together. (more…)

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With the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver just a few days away, I thought it would be interesting to see whats being said about steroid use among athletes. Using any kind of performance enhancing drug is strictly prohibited by the Olympic Committee, but that hasn’t stopped some from trying to get away with it.

Looking back into recent years, the biggest scandals of the Olympics that come to mind are the Chinese gymnasts of 2008 and the Michael Phelps bong photo controversy. I also remember Marion Jones losing all of her medals after it was discovered she used performance enhancing drugs several years ago (she also had to serve jail time).

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