Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when a sudden impact causes damage to the tissues of the brain. It is cause by sudden, violent impact to the head or when the brain is pierced by a sharp object. Traumatic brain injuries frequently occur in combat zones, but they can also be caused by car crashes or other accidents.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI can cause mild, moderate or severe symptoms. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke include mild symptoms as headache, dizziness, confusion, vision problems, ringing in the ears, fatigue, memory problems, difficulties with concentration and sleep problems. These symptoms can occur even if the person does not lose consciousness. Moderate or severe TBI may also have these symptoms, along with speech problems, persistent headache, weakness in extremities, confusion, agitation, slurred speech, loss of coordination and dilation of one or both pupils. Anyone with symptoms of moderate or severe TBI should get medical attention immediately.
Moderate or severe TBI requires immediate medical treatment to limit damage to brain tissue. The physician will ensure that an adequate supply of oxygen can get to brain tissue. Blood flow to the brain must also be maintained to prevent further injury. (Read More....)
PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is an emotional illness common in veterans who have served in war zones. In fact, at least
one third of returning soldiers from Iraq suffer from PTSD. Soldiers that have seen combat, repeated tours, or who have suffered a serious or life-threatening injury, are often plagued with this difficult condition. A recent study out of the University of Rochester Medical Center also found that soldiers who sustained head injuries are much more likely to suffer from PTSD.
PTSD is a byproduct of extreme trauma. This occurs when soldiers are exposed to the horrors of war. These traumatic events stay with our fighting men and women long after they return home, and they are continually plagued by traumatic memories that. This
Leaving for college is one of the first steps that most people will take in their journey towards adulthood. Living in a dorm and coping with roommates teaches valuable life skills that will prepare young adults for future relationships and living on their own. When packing for college it is easy to get swept up in the excitement of a new adventure, yet it is important to leave certain items behind in order to avoid being branded with a bad reputation.
Illegal Substances and Accessories
Obviously any illegal drugs and related accessories should not be brought to the dorm. These types of items can lead to legal troubles and jail time while using them will negatively impact academic performance. What many incoming students do not know, however, is that most campuses also forbid alcohol in the dorms. On a dry campus, alcohol in any form is prohibited and this extends to any living areas on the campus.
Valuables and Family Heirlooms
While Grandma’s diamond ring might be the perfect accessory to wear on job interviews and dates, it is at risk of being lost or stolen on a college campus. It might be tempting to (Read More....)
How is it that we don't know we have a problem, until we see the evidence for ourselves in a picture of a video.
We think to ourselves... "now that is embarrassing"
The Greatest thing you can do for yourself is admit that you do have a problem. This is the first step.
The second step is that you eliminate all the areas of your life where you fall back into the hole. For me, the hole was when my friends would light up a cigarette around me. I sat there, wanting so badly a cigarette, that once I took a puff, I would convince myself that one more cigarette and THEN-pack wouldn't matter. What a lie I told myself, and the worse part is I knew it was a lie.
Addictions are so powerful sometimes that you need to know to avoid putting yourself in the situation where you are going to slip.
Leave the room when people are lighting up, or drinking or taking drugs. Sometimes for YOUR OWN sake, you will need to not hang around a particular crowd to avoid the temptations until you know you are confident enough to say no.
If you are able to draw up a plan of attack covering all angles where you might possibly slip, you are going to succeed moreso than the person (Read More....)
Today people in the industrialized nations have a higher standard of living than ever before, but it seems as though people are less happy. The modern world has seemed to leave a void in people, and many people seek to fill that void through addictive behavior.
Well, one of the goals of this site is to give people real solutions to their real problems so that they can break free of the addictions that are holding them back and free them up to live the kind of lives that they were meant to live. Addiction recovery is possible if you are willing to fight for it. Hopefully the information on this site will help you in that fight. (Read More....)