Fun Things to Keep Busy & Off Drugs for the Holidays

By |2021-06-15T21:42:05+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 […]

Why High Lumen Lights Help Fight Relapse During Winter

By |2021-05-29T23:16:10+00:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Depression, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

Alcoholism is on the Rise During COVID-19

By |2021-05-28T17:05:33+00:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Alcohol, Depression|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) & Addiction

By |2021-05-30T23:04:22+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Mental health issues and substance abuse are often deeply connected in the human brain. According to the NationalInstitute of Mental Health (NIMH), people who experience depression disorders, such as seasonal affective disorder are more likely to have a drug or alcohol abuse problem. As the days are shorter and the sunlight escapes […]

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