Is Prozac Addictive?

Prozac, which is a brand name for the generic drug called fluoxetine, belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. This prescription medication has helped many people suffering with the symptoms of depression, anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. SSRIs like Prozac generally cause few side effects, but…

Referencing Culture in Treatment Key to Helping Latinos

Culturally adapted mental health treatments are treatment approaches customized to reflect the values, traditions and/or languages specific to various underrepresented or minority racial/ethnic groups. According to the results of a study published in late 2013 in the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, use of a culturally adapted form of a treatment called motivational interviewing…

Bill Aims to Reduce Drug Trafficking From Latin America

In a bipartisan move, two U.S. representatives from across the aisle have reintroduced legislation that is intended to reduce North, South and Central American drug trafficking. Called the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Act of 2015, this bill would include a commission for evaluating U.S. drug policies, programs and recommendations for counter-narcotics policies in South…