The Dangers of Edibles and Medical Marijuana

The Dangers of Edibles and Medical Marijuana

As marijuana becomes legalized across the country, perceptions regarding the safety and side effects of use have become altered. Marijuana is more readily available for medical and recreational use. Legalization has given rise to an increase in edibles infused with...
Depression and Substance Abuse

Depression and Substance Abuse

There is a clear, prevalent connection between substance abuse and mood disorders. Studies show that those who struggle with mental health disorders are twice as likely to begin using drugs or alcohol as compared to those without mental health conditions. Conversely,...
Managing Stress in Recovery from Addiction

Managing Stress in Recovery from Addiction

For most people, stress is a daily part of life. Work, relationships, finances, and random events in life can all contribute to a person’s stress level. While everyone experiences some level of stress on almost a daily basis, the way they cope with it can determine...
Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression, is a mental health disorder characterized by extreme mood swings. These include emotional highs (mania/hypomania) and lows (depression). It is a lifelong condition where episodes of mood swings can occur rarely or...
Finding a Higher Power: Spirituality and Addiction

Finding a Higher Power: Spirituality and Addiction

For many, there can be a hesitation to reach out for help with an addiction because they have heard that recovery emphasizes spirituality. Everyone has a unique perspective on what spirituality is. Many associate spirituality with religion which can make it...

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