Equine-assisted therapy can help a person in ways more than one

Equine-assisted therapy can help a person in ways more than one

Equine therapy, also known as equestrian therapy or horse therapy, is a type of experiential treatment for substance addiction and mental problems that involves the interaction between patients and horses. This interaction often involves activities, such as grooming and feeding a horse, and is done under the supervision of a mental health expert supported by a horse professional.

Equine therapy aims at helping individuals develop a number of skills such as accountability, responsibility,  problem-solving skills and self-control. It allows one to find an optimum solution for a range of emotional and behavioral challenges. Some of the common conditions treated using this therapy include autism, social disorders and addictions. Apart from these, there are a number of Read more

Prophylactic approaches to manage alcohol and teenage pregnancies

Prophylactic approaches to manage alcohol and teenage pregnancies

Kylie, a 15-year-old chubby teen had a perfect life – caring parents, comfortable lifestyle, steady relationship and excellent grades. Kylie shared an intimate equation with her boyfriend and her joy knew no bounds when she discovered that she was three-months pregnant. Unfortunately, the news of her pregnancy was not well received by her partner and he insisted that they discard this pregnancy for it was too early to think about having a baby. After much pestering, he convinced Kylie to gulp some tablets, which would help her get rid of the pregnancy smoothly. Read more

Rise in binge drinking among women leading to their early deaths

Rise in binge drinking among women leading to their early deaths

The trend of binge drinking is growing at an alarming rate among women in the United States. But the biggest concern is that binge drinking is driving more women to emergency rooms and towards an early death. In men, binge drinking is defined as consumption of five or more drinks in a session and in women, binge drinking is defined as four or more drinks in a session.

As per a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of binge drinking has increased among the American states. Excessive drinking among both men and women is more prevalent among population with an income of $75,000 or more. According to the CDC report, there are 14 U.S. states where 19-25 percent population is considered binge drinkers. As of 2010, excessive alcohol consumption costs an average of $3.5 billion to American states and $249 billion to the nation. Read more

College drinking dangers: Sexual assault

College drinking dangers: Sexual assault

Women go to college to receive a higher education and make a better future for themselves, but the campus drinking culture in America can sometimes turn their dreams into tragedy. There is currently an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses that has its roots in excessive alcohol consumption. According to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s article “Underage drinking and sexual assaults,” between 20 and 25 percent of college women will experience an attempted or completed rape. Alcohol abuse leads to more than 100,000 sexual assaults on college women each year.

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Consequences of underage drinking: High-risk sex

Consequences of underage drinking: High-risk sex

Teens who drink are more likely to engage in potentially dangerous sexual practices than those who do not drink. When teens open themselves up to sexual interaction without taking responsible steps to ensure their physical safety and health, it could have tragic consequences. Before teens begin drinking, they should understand the potentially hazardous consequences that may result from unsafe sex.

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