Apr 13

ghmtadMore than 30 million Americans struggle with depression and anxiety. Reasons for that are numerous, but the most common ones are losing a job or having stress at work. It seems that working too much is not affecting Americans positively. Some of them are also having panic attacks. If you are one of them, try first with home remedies for panic attacks in order to solve your problem. First of all, sit down and think about what is causing your panic attacks. Get yourself a notebook and write all your worries down.

Then purchase herbal teas like chamomile or lemon balm that are soothing nerves. Some people that suffer from panic disorder also have problems with insomnia, so these teas may help in having good sleep. If you have addictions like smoking or drinking, quit them immediately. Addictions can make your condition even worse. Even smallest addictions like Facebook can make you feel awful. So quit with bad habits at once. Try making good habits instead. For instance, read books, exercise and learn some new craft like crocheting or pottery.  Go for short walks every day and listen to the music. Good habits and healthy routine can make your anxiety disappear.

Breathing Techniques Useful When Facing With Panic Attacks

To be relaxed when the stress comes is kind of art. But it can be practiced. When you feel normal and when you are sitting home in peace, you can use that opportunity and use specialized relaxing techniques that will help you when facing with panic attacks. You should learn how to deal with panic attacks when they come, but also how to prevent them. So, prevention lays in relaxing …


Apr 4

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In an effort to provide a comprehensive picture of smoking, drinking, and substance abuse–including long-term trends, effects on society, media and cultural influences, approaches to and effectiveness of treatment, and future implications–the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has published a report that incorporates more than three decades’ worth of data from several hundred public and private sources.

The report, “Substance Abuse: The Nation’s Number One Health Problem,” substantiates its title by documenting that tobacco, alcohol, and drug use cause more illnesses, deaths, and disabilities than any other preventable health problem. Of the more than two million deaths in the United States each year, one in four is attributable to tobacco, alcohol, or illicit substances.

The report looks at substance abuse from several different perspectives, including the following:

Early use. More than 40 percent of those who started drinking at age 14 or younger developed alcohol dependence, compared with 10 percent of those who began drinking at age 20 or older.

Media depictions. Alcohol appeared in 93 percent and tobacco in 89 percent of the 200 most popular movie rentals in 1996 and 1997.

Crime. At least half of all adults arrested for major crimes–including theft and assault–tested positive for drugs at the time of their arrest.

Treatment. Fewer than one-fourth of those in need receive treatment, although studies show that treatment is successful in up to 70 percent of alcohol patients and 80 percent of opiate users (with success defined as a 50 percent reduction in substance use after six months). Of the U.S. government’s drug control budget, three in five dollars are spent on criminal justice and interdiction, but fewer than one in five on treatment.

Education. People with …