If our country’s 200-plus year history of addiction treatment tells us one thing it’s this: There is little that people won’t try to overcome an addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Each year on March 30, World Bipolar Day aims to take us a little closer to understanding bipolar disorder and a little further from the stigma that can still surround the illness.
Funny things happen when David Granirer’s stand-up comedy students get in front of the mic to deliver the routines they’ve spent weeks honing — not just laughter but a shift in the way those on the stage and in the audience view mental illness.
Thanks to a growing body of research, addiction is now understood as an acquired disease of the brain. But it’s a finding that many still have trouble wrapping their minds around. To those on the outside of the illness, addiction seems pretty straightforward: A person indulges too much in a substance that boosts their mood and…
Glance at the magazines in any supermarket checkout line, and it can sometimes seem as though every celebrity is struggling with drugs or alcohol. In reality, addiction is just as likely to touch the lives of the ordinary as it is the famous. The only difference is the famous are sure to have a global…
E-cigarettes, or vaporizer pens, now have a thriving, growing and vulnerable new market here in Broward County and greater South Florida. Teens looking to experiment with drugs are increasingly using these battery-operated devices, often touted as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, to vape synthetic substances like flakka (an amphetamine-like drug similar to bath salts)…
If you watched this year’s Super Bowl commercials, the offbeat ad showing a man envying the rest of the world (dogs included) their bowel movements may have registered as nothing worse than a case of TMI.
What happens when you combine extreme stress with easy access to drugs that seem to make that stress go away?
In the early months of recovery, you’ve given up a lot — your go-to coping strategy, your social network, your approach to life. It’s natural to look to the comfort of new love to counteract the loneliness. Relationships can be part of healing, but finding healthy partners who support your recovery is a challenge.
Internationally Renowned Clinician Robert Weiss to Host Weekly Webinar on Sex, Intimacy and Addiction at InTheRooms.com
Promises Behavioral Health’s Robert Weiss will host weekly live webinars about sex, intimacy and addiction at InTheRooms.com beginning Friday, February 12, at 6pm PST.