The winter months can be the darkest, literally and figuratively. Many of us may find ourselves suffering from a season-based form of depression called seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent and treat it. How SAD Affects Us It's thought that SAD is caused by the seasonal change in … Continue reading How You Can Challenge Seasonal Affective Disorder
Most people assume the remedy for recovery involves detox and abstinence from the drugs/alcohol. The truth is, this is only the beginning. Recovery is a lifelong process, one that requires discipline and most importantly intensive treatment and therapy. Addiction is usually a symptom of an underlying issue such as trauma, abuse, grief, and many other … Continue reading Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction
Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse is more common then you would expect. Experiencing anxiety in life is inevitable. But it’s not all bad. Anxiety is a survival skill. In fact, anxiety played an important role in ancient humans. Thousands of years ago, when Homo Sapiens inhabited the earth, anxiety was used when taking action during … Continue reading What No One Tells You About Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse
Dual diagnosis is a term used when a person has a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety alongside a problem with alcohol or drugs. So, going back to the analogy of having a headache, people suffering from dual diagnosis will use drugs to mask the symptoms of their mood disorders, which in turn causes more harm.
We know that substance abuse disorders carry a stigma. But when is a stigma something even worse?
TMS Offers Latest Treatment Option for Depression You have tried everything. Searching in earnest for a cure for the depression that sidelines you on a daily basis, you have tried multiple medications and various forms of psychotherapy. After experiencing no relief from symptoms, and having to suffer a myriad of nasty side effects from the … Continue reading What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?
Dual Diagnosis by Rose Lockinger There are a number of reasons that an individual may start to use drugs or alcohol. These reasons are not mutually exclusive and a person could start using substances for one reason but continue for another. They may start due to curiosity after seeing friends or family members use substances. … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: What Is It and How Do You Get Treatment For It?
The Big Question About Addiction .... What is it by Rose Lockinger
I never heard much about bipolar disorder until I started spending time with alcoholics. No wonder since bipolar disorder and alcoholism are often linked together. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to half the people who have bipolar disorder also struggle with alcoholism. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious brain illness. It … Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder?
Some of my most popular social media links are based on eating disorders. I find this a little strange, because I rarely receive a phone call on that very subject. In any case, I put together a quick sheet. In the United States eating disorders are more common than Alzheimer's disease. As many as one million women … Continue reading Eating Disorders – Fast Facts