mental health

What Is A Dual Diagnosis?

2021-02-19T21:09:18+00:00

Unfortunately, addiction or substance use disorders are very common in our country. Nearly 21 million Americans struggle with this disease every day. Sadly, out of those 21 million people, only around 10% of them will ever receive treatment for their addiction or substance use disorder. For those who are able to receive treatment, they […]

What Is A Dual Diagnosis?2021-02-19T21:09:18+00:00

Fun Things to Keep Busy & Off Drugs for the Holidays

2021-02-26T20:08:38+00:00

For a lot of people, winter marks a great time of the year. They look forward to fun things like spending time with family, eating great food and celebrating the holidays. What some people don’t know though, is how difficult this time of year can be for a recovering alcoholic or drug addict. For someone […]

Fun Things to Keep Busy & Off Drugs for the Holidays2021-02-26T20:08:38+00:00

What Happens to Your Brain When You Get Blackout Drunk?

2021-01-26T18:50:47+00:00

 

If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it is that 2020 has been a stressful year. Along with the nation battling the surge of cases in the COVID-19 pandemic, is the increased rates of alcohol consumption sweeping across the country. No one could argue against ending a long stressful day […]

What Happens to Your Brain When You Get Blackout Drunk?2021-01-26T18:50:47+00:00

Why High Lumen Lights Help Fight Relapse During Winter

2021-01-13T19:45:45+00:00

High lumen lights used for the treatment of SAD are specialized lights that are very bright and they essentially mimic the effects of the sun. This makes high lumen light therapy a great natural option that helps restore the biochemical balance of our brain and bodies which in turn helps to alleviate the symptoms associated with not getting enough sunlight. In a way, it helps to trick our bodies into thinking the days are longer again. Before trying high lumen lights as a form of therapy, patients are recommended to get a checkup from your eye doctor before trying treatment

Why High Lumen Lights Help Fight Relapse During Winter2021-01-13T19:45:45+00:00

The Many Forms of Weed

2020-11-10T22:35:50+00:00

Marijuana goes by many names, such as weed, cannabis, and herb. It also has a long history of use within the United States. Many political and racial factors led to it being outlawed in the United States, though the stigma surrounding weed has slowly changed across America as more and more states vote to legalize […]

The Many Forms of Weed2020-11-10T22:35:50+00:00

Alcoholism is on the Rise During COVID-19

2021-01-15T00:49:38+00:00

I’m sure the year of 2020 hasn’t turned out quite the way any of us had envisioned it would have in the beginning of the year. Since the arrival of COVID-19 in our country, we have all faced many challenging obstacles. Temporary closures of businesses deemed non-essential, self-isolation, quarantine, and other dramatic changes of […]

Alcoholism is on the Rise During COVID-192021-01-15T00:49:38+00:00

PTSD & Drug Use: Military, Police, Fire, & Healthcare Workers

2020-12-21T20:51:50+00:00

 

Many have heard the term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but what does that really mean? Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition in which the person suffering has either experienced or witnessed a terrifying or traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident such as a car crash, combat in war, rape, […]

PTSD & Drug Use: Military, Police, Fire, & Healthcare Workers2020-12-21T20:51:50+00:00

The Military and Drug Use

2020-09-03T19:31:15+00:00

Besides alcohol, substances like marijuana and cocaine are also common among active duty service members currently in the military, however, due to the fact that testing positive to a random drug test could lead to a dishonorable discharge, many military members develop problems associated with alcohol or prescription painkillers, commonly prescribed due to injuries from combat or carrying and operating heavy equipment. For instance, during the years of 2001 to 2009, the number of painkillers prescribed to the military more than quadrupled, causing a subsequent rise in opioid use disorders as well. In 2017, one in four active-duty members of the United States military received a prescription for opioids.

The Military and Drug Use2020-09-03T19:31:15+00:00
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