Monthly Archives: October 2017

23 10, 2017

Who is Most At Risk to Abuse Opioids and Why?

2019-01-30T23:55:04+00:00October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

It may not be a natural disaster, but it is a disaster: the United States is facing an opioid epidemic like no other. Over the past couple of decades, both opioid abuse and opioid overdoses have risen dramatically. This leaves us to ask two crucial questions: Who is most at risk to abuse opioids [...]

17 10, 2017

Opioid Epidemic: How We can Protect the Next Generation

2019-01-30T23:57:51+00:00October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

In August, President Donald Trump announced that he was declaring the opioid crisis in the United States a national emergency. Clearly, the opioid epidemic in this country has reached a critical point. But are we past the point of no return? We firmly believe the answer to that question is no. We are facing [...]

15 10, 2017

Depression, Addiction and Your Brain: How to Tackle a Co-Occurring Disorder

2019-01-31T00:00:49+00:00October 15th, 2017|0 Comments

“Addiction and depression are tough enough to deal with alone. Together their negative effects multiply. But the good news is that treatment that works on both issues can lead to good outcomes.” ~ Dr. David Sack, writing for PsychologyToday The difficulty of dealing with depression is indescribable. The seemingly impossible feat of overcoming addiction [...]

13 10, 2017

Is Marijuana Really Connected to a BIG Risk of Death from Hypertension?

2019-01-31T00:04:09+00:00October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

From potential health ‘benefits’ to the risk of addiction, the true impact of marijuana is a contentious issue in the United States today. Eight U.S. states have now legalized weed to some degree or another, and the number is rising every year. Oregon, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Nevada and Alaska are all counted among them. [...]

11 10, 2017

Withdrawal Timelines Details for 11 Commonly Abused Drugs

2019-01-31T00:12:13+00:00October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Withdrawal timelines vary from drug to drug. Some are said not to cause any withdrawal when you abstain while others have strong symptoms. This scale of withdrawal intensity coincides with how addictive a drug is considered to be. Withdrawal Timelines Details for 11 Commonly Abused Drugs According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, [...]

7 10, 2017

EMDR Therapy and How it Works to Heal Addiction

2019-01-31T00:13:50+00:00October 7th, 2017|0 Comments

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy has become all the rage. It’s the latest and greatest, super cool, “it” thing therapists are performing on patients in their sincere attempt to help us all get right in the head. Thank God. Some of us could [...]

3 10, 2017

Serotonin: The Role it Plays in Addiction and Withdrawal

2019-02-03T00:17:57+00:00October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The brain chemical serotonin is directly affected through drug addiction. The levels of serotonin become erratic through the process of addiction and make withdrawal challenging. Neuroscience is finding out more about addiction and how it influences the brain all the time. How the mind is affected by substances is a key factor to our [...]

1 10, 2017

14 Interesting Facts about Seasonal Affective Disorder

2019-02-03T00:19:59+00:00October 1st, 2017|2 Comments

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects between 4-6% of Americans, according to the American Association of Family Physician. Another 10% to 20% will experience a mild version of SAD. Usually, children and teenagers don’t experience symptoms of SAD. It tends to affect women over the age of 20. SAD is a seasonal mood disorder relating [...]