Addiction is a severe mental illness that takes thousands of lives each year in America. While addiction starts out with a choice to pick up a drink or a drug, many people have no idea what will happen years later. Therefore, a lot of research has gone into the field of addiction. We now have…Details
Many states have legalized marijuana and the medical marijuana industry has been growing in leaps and bounds. Although it is more easily accessible and socially acceptable, marijuana isn’t necessarily good for your health and well-being. In fact, the long-term effects and short-term effects of weed have been linked to serious problems. You may ask yourself,…Details
You wake up and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. You aren’t looking forward to anything in the day, and it’s weighing on you. You remember that it wasn’t always this way, but you can’t remember when it was easier. It was definitely a long time ago. Living with a mental…Details
Most adult Americans consume alcohol at least occasionally, so it’s pretty normal. That’s what why people have so many questions about how much is too much. Most of us drank a lot at some point in our lives, usually college. And most of us moved on to have productive lives with careers and families. So…Details
Peeking slowly around the corner you see your son or daughter passed out on the couch, TV blaring, surrounded by bottles. You had gotten up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water and was hoping this was just another dream… When your child (they’re technically an adult now, but you…Details
Getting help for a substance abuse disorder or mental health problem is a gift you give yourself, or someone you love. It’s a chance to step away from the cycle of addiction, find out where it came from and learn how to break free. Your success depends on your level of commitment to this process,…Details
If you’re tired of always losing those endless scraps of paper you used to scribble daily to-do lists, if you’re eager to find some other way to keep track of things you want or need to do, and if you’re willing to set aside preconceived notions, maybe you’ll find something useful in this snapshot of…Details
U.S. prison inmates who are forced to discontinue methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) are less likely to resume treatment after their release, according to new trial results from Brown University and Miriam Hospital published in the journal The Lancet.
Dealing with an addict spouse may seem like a struggle at times, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. The person you fell in love with and married is still there but is challenged by disease. Fortunately, recovery is possible.
Marijuana wax is cropping up in Minnesota, causing health problems, accidents and at least a couple of deaths. The form of marijuana referred to as wax is produced in such a way that harmful chemicals are introduced into an otherwise natural product. It also results in a cannabis product that is higher in active compounds…Details