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Eating Disorders and Addiction

Eating Disorders and Addiction

Eating disorders are medical conditions that affect your thoughts and behaviors about food and eating. Addiction is a medical condition that affects your thoughts and behaviors about substance use. While both conditions are slowly being destigmatized, less is known...

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What Is Aftercare and Why Is It Essential?

What Is Aftercare and Why Is It Essential?

Addiction is a complex disorder that can continue to impact a person's life even after receiving treatment in a residential program. Learn about the different components of an aftercare program and why it is a vital part of sustaining recovery. Primary Treatment Is...

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The Dangers of Cocaine on the Brain

The Dangers of Cocaine on the Brain

There are constant warnings about the dangers of using cocaine, but have you ever stopped to think about the specific risks? Not only is cocaine a highly addictive drug, but it also carries many short and long-term side effects on the brain and body. While you may...

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How Can I Make My Life More Vibrant?

How Can I Make My Life More Vibrant?

Substance use, addiction, and other mental health disorders are known to cause physical, psychological, and emotional distress that leads to depression and anxiety. Depression and anxiety can become chronic if left untreated, which can eventually cause a person to...

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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction in Your Family

Breaking the Cycle of Addiction in Your Family

Addiction is a family disease. When one person experiences a substance use disorder or addiction, all other family members will likely experience the consequences of the condition at some point. Although they may not experience addiction themselves, there are several...

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What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

In modern culture, people tend to joke about having obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) when they consider themselves a perfectionist or have an unusual, quirky trait. However, OCD is not a joking matter. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a chronic condition that...

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How Can I Give Up Alcohol for Good?

How Can I Give Up Alcohol for Good?

Despite the glorification of alcohol use on television and in society, alcohol is often a problematic drug. Depictions of regular or chronic alcohol use in modern culture encourage dangerous drinking habits for individuals of the legal drinking age as well as...

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When Am I Considered Recovered?

When Am I Considered Recovered?

Mental health and substance use disorders and addiction are not uncommon experiences. They tend to affect not only the individuals struggling with the conditions, but they can also extend beyond that into family members and even strangers. Luckily, increasingly more...

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