The Connection between Violence, Addiction and Mental Illness

There is a strong connection between addiction and family violence. An addiction can drive a person to uncharacteristic behaviors that can be harmful to the other family members. Domestic violence is never acceptable under any circumstances, not even when the abuser is in an altered state of mind. Getting professional help for violence and addiction … Read more

Adult Addiction and Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children

Reactive attachment disorder is a rare yet serious condition in which infants and young children fail to establish healthy bonds with parents and/or caregivers.  This disorder develops because the child’s basic needs of comfort, affection and nurturing are not met, and caring relationships are not established.  This disorder can develop in children whose parents are … Read more

Women in the Marines with Anorexia

According to a 2012 report, the National Eating Disorder Association reported that over 10 million women in the U.S battle anorexia or bulimia, with 15 million more women struggling with a binge eating disorder. Recent studies have also shown a high correlation between eating disorders and service members. In a nine year review, the Army … Read more