not even making up 5% of the worlds population, with nearly 17 million adults suffering from alcoholism (Facing Reality: 8 Shocking Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics). Unfortunately substance abuse is on the rise faster than ever. The history of humans using drugs and alcohol dates back all the way the early civilization during the Egyptian era. According to Morningside Recovery the earliest recorded use of narcotics dates back to the 4,000 B.C, with medicinal marijuana appearing in China around
scientific basis for public health action to be used for reducing tobacco use, preventing disease, and premature death caused by tobacco use. Alarming scientific data has been collected, which link a negative impact from smoking to all organs of the body, along with overall weakened health, and harm to developing baby.
techniques to cultivate stillness or focused attention of the mind, has been well recognized. The goals of religious meditation extend far beyond its potential physical health benefits and also extend beyond the scope of this book. Higher human function of body, mind, and spirit is explored in sacred literature throughout the world. An excellent summary of ancient and contemporary information on the subject can be found in Michael Murphy's landmark book
profession as a nurse practitioner, I have encountered numerous touch points that have shaped and influenced my career in various ways. Fundamentally, my role as a nurse and as a person who articulates and executes actions into viable visions has been inspirational to many people with a vision of joining the nursing profession, and this explains my personality. Often, along the way, I have experienced the disequilibrium of conflict with my career, which has been a tremendous influence in reforming my purpose