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Addiction Recovery: The Role of Therapy

Mental health officials increasingly see substance abuse and addiction as mental health issues. In recent years, it has been viewed less as a sign of criminal activity and more as a mental disorder worthy of empathy and compassion, just like any other health condition.

The use of substances stimulates neurochemical changes that release dopamine and strengthen the association between a desired emotional state and a particular behavior. An individual is more likely to relapse if they use the substance regularly and […]

The Road Back: Nutrition and the Path to Recovery

It’s important to recognize the role that the body plays when recovering from substance abuse. The effects of any substance are filtered through and sometimes felt long after it has left our system. Thus, it’s not just our mental and emotional health that needs treatment — it’s our body as well.

How Nutrition Can Help the Body Heal

Substance abuse takes a physical toll on the human body. Withdrawal can be a harrowing experience for many people. Additionally, […]

By | 2020-12-31T17:33:02-05:00 December 31st, 2020|health, Substance Use|0 Comments

Finding Help for Substance Abuse Disorder during COVID-19

We can all agree that the year 2020 has been a rollercoaster no matter which corner of the world you’re from. It can be even harder for those who suffer from a mental illness. However, help is still out there for those who are dealing with mental illnesses, such as substance abuse disorder.

Online Shopping: Is It an Addiction?

 

 

 

How much online shopping is too much— when it gets to a point that it becomes an addiction?  Studies show that 96% of Americans shop online, and 82% use a mobile device to do so.  Compulsive shopping is often associated with the term BSD “buying-shopping disorder” and although it is not recognized as a stand-alone diagnosis, it is still identified by mental and behavioral health […]

By | 2020-06-24T11:55:39-04:00 June 24th, 2020|brain health, health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Opioid Alternatives: Tech Trends and Natural Remedies to Pain Management

 

The US is infamous for their opioid crisis, and Statista reports that nearly half of all American adults in 2017 see it as a serious public health matter and the worst drug crisis the country has ever seen. Opioids include prescription painkillers which came to prominence due to irresponsible marketing campaigns by pharmaceutical companies, overprescribed painkillers, and the failure of medical professionals to communicate the possible dangers these drugs pose. The death toll rose […]

By | 2020-08-10T13:40:40-04:00 February 5th, 2020|health, Uncategorized|0 Comments