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How Heroin Addiction Effects Your Body & How Counseling Can Help

Posted by admin on September 19, 2017 Heroin is not only an incredibly strong and addictive drug but it actually begins to damage your body very soon after addiction begins. Many people do not realize that heroin can cause lasting damage to the body and, if they do, they probably do not think it starts to happen so quickly. Heroin addiction can … Continue reading How Heroin Addiction Effects Your Body & How Counseling Can Help

Don’t Put Off Counseling – Your Unchecked Addiction Could Lead to More Problems

Posted by admin on September 5, 2017 Any addiction, no matter what the substance is that someone is addicted to, can and usually does leave permanent damage to someone’s health and life.  Whether you are addicted to alcohol, prescription medications, or other narcotics you are likely to experience both short-term and long-term problems.  If you or a loved one is experiencing an … Continue reading Don’t Put Off Counseling – Your Unchecked Addiction Could Lead to More Problems

5 Reasons Why Addressing the Root Causes to an Addiction Will Help Start the Recovery Process

Posted by admin on August 17, 2017 People suffering from addiction need to tackle head-on the root cause. Only then can the individual start the recovery process in earnest. Everyone has different battles, but regardless of what exactly started a person down a detrimental route, it needs to be brought to light.

Why Therapy is Essential When Treating Addiction

Posted by admin on July 15, 2017 Addiction is complex and there is no single approach or treatment that is right for everyone.  Every patient is an individual with unique circumstances, experience and needs.  But, one thing that all patients need as a component of their addiction recovery is counseling.  Though addiction recovery may begin with detox, true recovery goes far beyond … Continue reading Why Therapy is Essential When Treating Addiction

Understanding Brain Chemistry and How Substance Abuse Affects Personality and Behaviors

Posted by admin on June 6, 2017 Drug addiction is difficult to overcome.  But, casual drug use and drug addiction are not just a problem from an addiction standpoint, drug use can actually change the chemistry of the brain.  Because drugs are a chemical, they create a chemical dependency in the brain when used regularly.  As the chemicals in the brain change, … Continue reading Understanding Brain Chemistry and How Substance Abuse Affects Personality and Behaviors

The Negative Effects Marijuana Can Have On Your Brain Chemistry

Posted by admin on May 25, 2017 Marijuana may be an illegal drug in many states but it is also a very commonly used drug in the United States.  While other drugs are known for their addictive properties and harsh side effects, marijuana is commonly thought to be a “harmless” recreational drug.  Further, because it has been legalized in many states, access … Continue reading The Negative Effects Marijuana Can Have On Your Brain Chemistry

Signs & Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (and How to Treat SAD)

Posted by admin on May 16, 2017 In life, we all go through periods of emotional highs and lows.  During the winter, life tends to naturally slow down.  The days get shorter, the weather gets cold and sometimes dreary, and it makes you just want to curly up under the covers and stay there.  Though it is normal to go through peaks … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (and How to Treat SAD)

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) & Learning How to Cope with It

Posted by admin on May 2, 2017 Many people joke that when they become fixated on something they have “OCD.”  It is a fairly common “joke,” and yet, anyone that has OCD knows it is no laughing matter.  OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as follows, “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and … Continue reading Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) & Learning How to Cope with It

Is Your Teen Depressed? Signs to Watch for and What to Do

Posted by admin on May 2, 2017 Understanding and communicating with your teenager can feel like a veritable minefield.  Teens are frequently closed off and moody so determining what is normal teen behavior and what could be signs of depression can be challenging.  It may be easy to dismiss certain behaviors as “typical teen behavior” but the startling reality is that depression … Continue reading Is Your Teen Depressed? Signs to Watch for and What to Do

10 Signs You Suffer from Anxiety Attacks and What to Do If You Are

Posted by admin on April 22, 2017 Chest pain, sweating, pounding heart, inability to catch your breath – sounds like the symptoms of a heart attack, right?  If you are experiencing these symptoms you may not realize that you are actually having a panic attack.  Everyone experiences fear, stress, and anxiety in life.  But even intense moments of fear, stress and anxiety … Continue reading 10 Signs You Suffer from Anxiety Attacks and What to Do If You Are
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