Regular consumption of pornography has been shown to negatively impact mental health by increasing depression, anxiety and loneliness.
Stimulants are substances used to increase brain and nervous system functionality, and while they can be medicinally beneficial, higher doses can pose a risk.
Depression can affect energy, perspective and motivation, which can negatively impact a dating relationship.
Post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) happens in the second stage of detoxing from substance abuse, and the best treatments are typically a combination of medication and therapy.
Seasonal depression isn’t just something that affects people in the winter, it can occur in the spring, too. There are ways to combat this depression, and get you through it.
When we’re little, we learn by doing things wrong and experiencing the consequences: we pull the cat’s tail and get scratched, we get curious about the oven and get burned and we repeatedly crash land when Dad first takes the training wheels off our bikes. Kids learn quickly that certain techniques work; it’s those techniques Read more about Steps to Help You Learn From Your Mistakes[…]
It’s tough enough being diagnosed with clinical depression or substance abuse on their own, as both can be all-consuming struggles to deal with individually. But being told — or even realizing you have — a dual diagnosis can be just downright, well, depressing. Depression and substance abuse have always been very closely linked; so close, Read more about How Depression and Substance Abuse Are Connected[…]
The road to substance use recovery can seem dim. It’s fraught with painful withdrawal symptoms, overwhelming cravings and facing a life that has been devastated by drugs and alcohol. Some days, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Due to the intense difficulty of sobriety, it’s essential that Read more about The Key to Substance Use Recovery Success and How to Get It[…]
Everyone experiences anger and discomfort at some point, but it is never a pleasant experience. Perhaps you feel so influenced by these sensations in your daily life that you are rendered incapable of maintaining healthy relationships or a balanced routine. If you or a loved one is struggling with anger or pain management, try these Read more about Your guide to anger and pain management[…]
What is a codependent relationship? If you have had the thought that perhaps you or a loved one are involved in a codependent relationship, chances are you first asked the question: “What is a codependent relationship?” Maybe the term has been thrown around in your workplace or at the dinner table one too many times Read more about How Do I Get Out of a Codependent Relationship?[…]